October 11, 2012
October 10, 2012
Western Maine Drifters
Brian Reader, Reg. Maine Guide
P.O. Box 273
Cornish, ME 04020
Offering guided fly fishing float trips on the Upper Androscoggin. Wading and small stream fishing also available. Half and Full day trips. Equipment provided. See our website for more info.
My anglers have placed for biggest fish in the 2011 & 2012 Two Fly Tournament, plus angler with most trout and tied for boat with most trout in 2012.
P.O. Box 273, Cornish, ME 04020
September 12, 2011
121 Mayville Road
Bethel, ME 04217
Located on the banks of the Androscoggin River in Bethel, we offer canoe and kayak rentals, shuttle service, camping, mineralogy expeditions, and guided fishing. We are experts in family outdoor activities.
October 5, 2010
At DiCocoa’s Bakery and Marketplace, in the heart of the mountain village of Bethel, Maine, we make healthy food from scratch with fresh ingredients; organic and local as much as possible! Vegetarian with vegan options available.
Stop in for a quick meal or snack, pick up a box lunch, heat & eat foods, or something from our grocery section featuring imported pastas, oils, gourmet items and gift baskets.
Café DiCocoa/DiCocoa’s Market & Bakery
Po Box 261, Lower Main Street
Bethel, ME 04217
September 24, 2010
August 3, 2009
All Events Below Are For the Year 2008
Float Stocking-This method of fish stocking helps decrease the stress on the fish and prevent mortality. The fish are loaded into floating pens attached to canoes and drift boats; then floated downstream and released into likely hiding places and feeding habitats. The ideal river temperature for stocking usually occurs in May but may be as early as April.
National River Clean Up-Founded in 1992 by America Outdoors and now under the auspices of American Rivers, NRCW assists local groups in keeping waterways clean. Rivers and watersheds have been used as dumps for old appliances, tires and other refuse. Litter, such as foam cups, plastic bottles and food wrappers float into waterways, build up along the shoreline and stay there for years. Local students along with UAAA guides are floating the Androscoggin from Gilead to Bethel to help preserve and protect the river. Information on NRCW is available at www.nationalrivercleanup.org.
Family Fishing Festival – A free family fishing festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Grand Summit Hotel Pond at Sunday River Ski Resort. Instruction in spin and fly-casting and fly tying continues throughout the day. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s “Hooked on Fishing” program will supply rods and reels. Children can practice their newly learned skills in the stocked pond. Youngsters are welcome to take home their hand tied flies and any fish caught that day. May 31 is a free fishing day in Maine. Resident and non-resident licenses are not required. Outdoor barbecue and lots of door prizes.<<read more here>>
Upper Andro Two Fly Contest – June 12 and 13, UAAA will host a two fly contest for drift boat anglers to test their casting skills. Each angler may use only two flies over the 30 hour period. Teams are comprised of two anglers and a judge/drift boat oarsman. Kittery Trading Post is providing over a thousand dollars worth of fishing gear for the winning teams. Advance registration is required. Information and entry forms are available by phoning 1-877-851-7533.<<<Get Rules and Application>>>
Northeast Drift Boat Competition- A first of its kind, the drift boat competition is scheduled for 2 pm Friday, June 13. The timed race will test guides’ skills at launching, course navigation and rowing. Designed as a spectator event, the competition will begin at the Route 2 Bridge and finish at Bethel’s Davis Park.<<<Get Rules and Information>>>
Spey Fishing Clinic – Monday, August 18. Morning and afternoon introductory instruction in Spey fishing, a traditional European fly-fishing technique using 10 to 16 foot rods.
For detailed information on events log onto www.upperandro.com or phone 1-877-275-3363.
A River’s Journey: The Story of the Androscoggin
June 5, 2007 through May 31, 2009
In the Robinson House of the Bethel Historical Society
One of the largest rivers in northern New England, the Androscoggin drains an area of over 3,400 square miles in New Hampshire and Maine. The 170-mile waterway begins its journey near Errol, New Hampshire, at the outlet to the Rangeley Lakes and, punctuated with numerous rapids and falls, eventually mingles with the waters of the Kennebec River in Merrymeeting Bay below Brunswick, Maine. One of the most polluted rivers in the country by the 1960s, the Androscoggin has made a comeback thanks to more stringent rules governing industrial waste and municipal sewage, and is today a significant recreational resource for many communities situated along its banks This exhibition—through the use of selected images, artifacts and text—presents a vivid picture of the Androscoggin’s past as a transportation route (especially for logs during the 19th and 20th centuries), a source of nutrients for agricultural production and waterpower for industry, a subject for artists and photographers, and a destination for fishermen, canoeists and nature enthusiasts.
April 9, 2009
Carter’s Cabins and Kayak Center
786 Intervale Road, Bethel 04217
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Website = www.cartersxcski.com
Carter’s Grafton Notch Cabin, Intervale Rd., Bethel. Off-grid, 2 story cabin, originally a 200yr
old post and beam carriage house. Has wood stove for heat,gas range for cooking, and gas lights
on 35 acres with private access to the Big Androscoggin River. It is located across from Bear
River Rips on the east side of the river. Excellent fishing hole. There is a steep bank down to the
river, but we also have another easier access. The cabin is located 5 miles down the Intervale Rd.
from Rt. 26. Summer Prices: 150.00 for 1-3 nights or 250.00 a week. There are also 2 other cabins
available to rent. For reservations; call 207-539-4848 or 207-939-5735 or email
August 18, 2008
August 18, 2008
The Bethel Inn Resort
On the Common, PO Box 49, Bethel 04217
Maine’s premier four season resort, resort lodging; townhouses, fine dining in the grand dining rooms or casual dining at the Millbrook Tavern & Grille, live entertainment, 18 hole golf course, health club, outdoor heated pool, lake house, spa services, Orvis Fly Fishing Getaways with Sun Valley Sports, family friendly.
August 18, 2008