The 2nd Annual Fly Casting Tournament & Fly Fishing Boat Show is set for May 12, 2012, at Eagle Island State Park.
Four-person teams will compete in two divisions using a golf tournament format. A maximum number of 12 Gold teams (Advanced) and 18 Silver teams (Recreational) will compete on fourteen land and water based casting targets, or holes. Each hole represents a unique casting discipline/challenge. Lowest team scores win.
“The purpose for the tournament is to generate matching funds for habitat improvement on the South Fork of the Boise River downstream of Anderson Ranch Dam,” says tournament chairman Pat Kilroy. “Last year’s inaugural 2011 Fly Casting Tournament raised $10,000 and was a decisive factor in the completion of the Pierce Creek Culvert project. This money matched other local, state and Federal funds that removed a fish passage blockage for wild trout spawners.”
Kilroy stated that proceeds from the 2012 Fly Casting Tournament & Fly Fishing Boat Show will go towards habitat projects on the South Fork of the Boise River.
Prizes for the top three teams and best individual performance will be awarded in each division. Total value of the prizes is $3,000. The entry fee for a Gold Team is $500, and for a Silver Team $140. The entry fee includes a catered lunch and light breakfast and covers the $5 per vehicle park entry fee. No host beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.
Course rules, design and team entry forms are posted at www.tedtruebloodtu.org/flycasting.