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Oxbow All Species

September 10, 2021 12:00 pm - September 12, 2021 10:00 pm
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Oxbow Presents the 1st Annual All Species Fly Fishing Tournament & Celebration at Oxbow Beer Garden!

Come celebrate Maine fly fishing and all that it has to offer with a weekend-long tournament and celebration stacked with awards and prizes from our friends at YETI, Sage, Simms, Costa, 12wt, RIO Products, Redington, Atlantic Farms, Riversmith, Orvis H3 rods, Orvis H3 reels & more!

Weekend events include an outdoor DJ set by Lukaduke, guest brewers, DJs, fly fishing and artist exhibitions and demos, and lots of Oxbow beer! All proceeds generated by tournament entries will be donated to Natural Resources Council of Maine.

Schedule Overview:
– Team Check-In
– Noon ‘til close: Tournament check-in at any Oxbow Brewing location.
– Tournament Day 1
– Anglers can start fishing at 5 am.
– Tournament Day 2 & Fly Fishing Celebration.
– Noon ‘til close: Fly Fishing Celebration. Exhibitions, booths, and demos from tournament sponsors, local artists, and fly shops. Music, food & drink specials!
– 2 pm: All results must be submitted to judge panel at Oxbow Beer Garden in Oxford.
– 4 pm: Award ceremony.
– ‘Til close: DJs, live art, guest brewers & party time.

Single Angler Entry: $50
Team Entry: $100*
*sign up as a team of two and create a group name during registration

Tournament Details:

As the name implies, all legal game fish species that swim in Maine waters are eligible for qualifying points in this unique tournament. The grand prize package will be awarded to the team or solo angler that catches, photos, and releases the most variety of fish species over the weekend. Additional winning categories for largest catches of brook trout, landlocked salmon, striped bass, and smallmouth bass.

The tournament headquarters are at Oxbow Beer Garden in Oxford, Maine, conveniently located within 45 minutes of the salty coast and surrounded by pristine lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams that contain almost all of Maine’s fish species.
All proceeds generated by tournament entries will be donated to Natural Resources Council of Maine.

Tournament Rules:
This tournament is run largely on the honor system and is fly fishing only. Remember, karma! All fishing must be done within the state of Maine. All catches must be recorded on smartphone or digital camera and released safely. All fish must be caught on a fly, using fly rod and reel. Photos should be taken with the provided measuring tape and tournament token (given at check-in).
Please follow proper fish handling and catch & release techniques. We strongly encourage anglers to review and utilize the Keep Fish Wet Principles.

For the All Species categories, total number of species caught determines the winner. For the comprehensive list of qualifying species, see below. Each team or angler may also include up to two ‘Wildcard’ species in their scorecard (these are other species not included in the Qualifying Species List). In the event of a tie, total number of inches will be tallied. Note that no preference or weight is given to any species in this category.

For the Best in Class categories, the longest fish wins!

Winning categories:
All Species
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

Best in Class
– Brook Trout
– Landlocked Salmon
– Striped Bass
– Smallmouth Bass

This page will be updated as prizes are collected, but suffice to say, it’s worth your time!

Prizes include:
Sage SONIC rods
Redington PREDATOR rods
Redington RUN reels
RIO Products fly lines, leader, and tippet
Simms G3 waders
Simms packs
Simms rod and reel vault
Costa Sunglasses
Riversmith 4-Banger