Lake Athens Fly Fish Festival - 7th Annual

in Athens, TX at Lake Athens Marina



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Schedule of Activities

Schedule of activities:
Friday, June 11th Sunfish Challenge

3:00 PM- Check in:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sunfish Challenge
*Dinner & Presentations follow

Saturday, June 12th
Big Bass and Longest Stringer Challenge
5:30 AM: - Check in:
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Big Bass and Longest Stringer Challenge
All Day - Tying Instruction and Demos
1:00 pm- Lunch, Awards, prizes, Social, Instruction, Casting Games and Competitions
*Boat and Small Craft Divisions
*Door Prizes: Vendors:
*TPWD instruction and Demos
*Great Food and beverages.
*Kids Fly Fishing Clinic
Fun and Fellowship for the whole family!

2021 Lake Athens Sunfish Fly Fishing Contest Rules

Friday, June 11th, 2021
Sunfish Challenge Contest: Catch, Photo and Release competition.

Contestants must check in and register at 3:00 PM before beginning contest to receive rules and ID tag. Challenge begins at 5 PM and ends at 7 PM

Only Fly Rods and Flies with Barbless hooks NO LIVE BAIT

Fishers must use Smart Phone with camera.

Fishers must use provided fish ruler to measure fish, fishes mouth must touch zero marker and tail being pulled to length with measure marks and Fishers ID mark must be clearlllll

TEXT FISH PHOTOS to TBD



Sunfish Challenge: Catch and correctly identify these 5 species> Catch, Take Photo and then RELEASE. Fly rods and barbless flies ONLY. (NO BAIT or conventional gear) Angler with most species correctly identified wins. Ties will be broken by measurements or time stamp.

1. Bluegill
2. Long Ear Sunfish
3. Red Ear Sunfish
4. Green Sunfish
5. Copper Nose

Time OUT 7:00 PM:

All Photos must be submitted by 7 PM. TEXT FISH PHOTOS to TBD

Come on in, Dinner and presentations follow.

2021 Lake Athens Bass Fly Fishing Contest Rules

Saturday, June 12th, 2021
Time: 7 AM to 1 PM.

Registration and check in starts at 5:30 AM

Fly Fishing Bass Challenge Contest: Catch, Photo and Release competition.

BIGGEST Largemouth Bass > Longest Stringer (Inches) Largemouth Bass

Contestants must check in and register before beginning contest to receive rules and ID tag.

Only Fly Rods and Flies with barbless hooks may be used. NO LIVE BAIT OR CONVENTIONAL GEAR.

Anglers must use Smart Phone with camera.

Anglers must use an approved fish ruler or provided fish ruler to measure fish, fish"s mouth must touch zero marker and tail being pulled to length with measure marks and Fishers ID mark must be clearly visible.

Text fish Photos to TBD


Challenges: Largemouth Bass Only

BIG BASS - Largest Largemouth Bass.
*Measurement photos must be clearly visible as this may be a tight competition.
*Anglers must use a regulation fish ruler to measure fish, fishes mouth must touch zero marker and tail being pulled to length with measure marks and Anglers ID mark must be clearly visible.
*Judges will round up to next half inch.

3 divisions:
Boat division.
Kayak (Small Craft) division.
Bank walking fishing
Keep Fishing- All Photos submitted will be recorded and tallied by judges.

KEEP FISHING ITS NOT OVER, TIL ITS OVER.

LONGEST STRINGER of Largemouth Bass Caught.
*Send in a photo of each Bass caught as soon as you catch. This score will be updated in real time.
*No duplicate photos. Any photos deemed duplicate will be disqualified by judges.
*Anglers must use a regulation fish ruler to measure fish, fish's mouth must touch zero marker and tail being pulled to length with measure marks and Fishers ID mark must be clearly visible.

One winner Boat division.
One winner Kayak (Small Craft) division.
One winner Bank fishing

KEEP FISHING ITS NOT OVER, TIL ITS OVER. TEXT FISH PHOTOS to TBD

All Photos must be submitted by 1 PM time out.

Come on In - Lunch, fun and presentations follow.

Proceeds

Benefiting Project Healing Waters

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