2009 Pisgah Fly Masters Fly-Fishing Tournament Announced
BREVARD, N.C. (Nov. 24, 2008) – The Pisgah Fly Masters fly-fishing tournament on the Davidson River is back for a second year, on March 21-22, 2009, and will add a youth category this year for anglers younger than 16.
Hosted by the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Davidson River Outfitters, the competition tests anglers’ casting skills off-stream and catch and release abilities on-stream. Registration is open to the first 125 entrants through March 3, 2009 for $50, with a late registration available for $75 until March 21, space remaining.
All proceeds will go toward building a new classroom at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission learning facility located south of Asheville. The classroom will be used for educational programs including fly-fishing and fly-tying.
“Including a youth category will add another needed dimension to the competition,” said Emilie Johnson with the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and a tournament organizer. “I think we will see a bigger response because of it, and I expect more family participation, with moms, dads, sons and daughters entering the event.”
The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is located near Brevard, adjacent to the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery. Aquatic ecosystems and cold water conservation are a large part of the exhibits and displays.
For the competition format, rules, prize list and entry forms, contact the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education at (828) 877-4423 or e-mail emilie [dot] johnson [at] ncwildlife [dot] org