Owego Hose Teams, Inc. in partnership with Tioga County Anglers will host its 4th Annual Trout Derby Saturday, April 8th. The contest for anglers of all ages will be held virtually or by checking fish in at Croton Hose Co. #3 Fire Station on Talcott Street. More than 60 anglers participated last year.
Fishing is limited to both the EAST and WEST branches of Owego Creek. All registrants must have a valid New York State fishing license and abide by all New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) rules and regulations. Fly, spin, & bait fishing are permitted. Winners will be announced shortly after 6 PM on Saturday, April 8th at Company #3’s Fire Station and via Facebook Live.
Fifty percent payout from registration fees will be awarded for the largest brook and brown trout (length) or $100 in each category whichever dollar amount is largest. The $10 entry fee covers both the brook and brown trout categories. Contestants participating virtually are asked to post pictures of their trout caught to the hose team’s Facebook page @owegohoseteams or email to firstname.lastname@example.org showing the trout with a measuring device indicating the trout’s length and your unique number identifier.
A chicken BBQ will be held in conjunction with the Trout Derby but sold separately. Pre-order your chicken dinners on the Hose Team website, email the Hose Team, or by calling 202-494-9108. A portion of proceeds will benefit Tioga County Anglers a not-for-profit seeking to improve Tioga County’s cold-water fisheries.
Go to the Website to register https://www.owegohoseteams.com/trout-derby