2009 Pisgah Fly Masters Fly-Fishing Tournament Announced

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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.”

2009 Pisgah Fly Masters Fly-Fishing Tournament Announced 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