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Saturday, May 8, 2021

30TH ANNUAL UPPER PINE CREEK TROUT TOURNAMENT IS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MAY 15 & 16; REGISTER IN PERSON ON FRIDAY, MAY 14 AND DURING TOURNAMENT HOURS

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Ray Deater (left) and Tom Byrne tag trout that were float stocked in Pine Creek for the Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament several years ago. 

Anglers can register in person at the tournament check-in station for the 30th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament on Friday, May 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during tournament hours, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15 and from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16. The entry fee for adults is $25 and $15 for youth under 16.

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club, the tournament takes place along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Mill Street Bridge in Galeton Borough, Potter County and the Ansonia Bridge in Shippen Township, Tioga County. 

The check-in station is the snowmobile clubhouse at 4814 Route 6, 12 miles west of Wellsboro. The clubhouse is located on the south side of Route 6, halfway between Galeton and Wellsboro. While on club property, people must wear masks and follow CDC guidelines.

Top prizes are $1,000 and four $500 cash prizes. The minimum prize for a tagged fish is $50 and may be cash, merchandise or a gift card or a combination of the three. Anglers can receive more than one prize depending on how many of the 250 float stocked tagged trout they catch.

What anglers win is based on the luck of the draw. They have to bring their tagged fish in “live condition” to the check-in station. The angler draws a Ping-Pong ball for each tagged fish he or she catches. The number on the ball identifies the prize.

Every registered participant who picks up his or her badge no later than 4 p.m. at the check-in station on Saturday, May 15 will be entered in a special drawing being held that day to win one of two $1,000 cash prizes being awarded in celebration of the tournament’s 30th anniversary. Individuals need not be present to win.

Youngsters 12 and under, whether they register to fish in the tournament or not, can participate in the free “Draw A Ball and Win A Prize” giveaway.  With help from Smitty’s Sports in Gaines, the Tackle Shack in Wellsboro and club members who donate items, young anglers receive rods and reels and other fishing equipment.

All fish must be legally caught. No fish will be accepted one hour after the cut-off time. Anglers caught fishing before or after stated tournament times will be disqualified. 

Those competing in the tournament must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and must observe and obey landowners’ rights. Trespassing on private property is not allowed, nor is littering. 

To register for the tournament online anytime, visit www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com and download a registration form. Registration forms can also be found at many businesses in the area. 

For more information, call 1-717-881-9358 or the club at 570-724-2888 or visit the club’s website at www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com.

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