Rules and Guidelines


Please read the rules and guidelines below regarding this event before you register.

11th Annual Otter Creek Classic (OCC11)
April 13-14th, 2019

Green Mountain Adventures (GMA) is proud to present the 11th Annual Otter Creek Classic (OCC11) Fly Fishing Event. This is a catch and release, fly fishing only, event. All profits from the OCC11 are donated to Project Healing Waters for local conservation and education programs. We are extremely honored and proud to be celebrating 11 years and have worked to make the OCC11 an event to remember. Competitors that pre-register will receive an OCC11 commemorative gift.

4/12: OCC11 Competitor Meeting, 5PM, Green Mountain Adventures
Fly Fishing Film Tour (+$15), Middlebury College, Dana Auditorium
4/13: OCC11 Day 1, 5 AM to 5 PM
4/14: OCC11 Day 2, 5 AM to 12 PM
OCC11 Banquet, 1 to 3 PM, location tbd

This year we will be offering a tiered registration, where the cost of registering and gift will change based on the month you sign up
Registration during the month of January will cost $100, Gift will be a logo'ed Simms Katafront Hoody ($129 value)
Registration during the month of February will cost $75, Gift will be a logo'ed Simms Rogue Fleece Vest ($69 value)
Registration during the month of March or April will cost $50, Gift will be a Yeti Rambler ($30 value)
$35 Kids (15 and Under), Gift TBD

+$15 for Fly Fishing Film Tour Tickets
Tickets available at GMA or thef3t.com

Registration and Check-in:
Three registration divisions: Guide/Industry, Amateur, and Youth
Registration, OCC11 Competitors Meeting and OCC11 Check–in all held at:

Green Mountain Adventures
56 Main Street
Middlebury VT 05753
(802) 388-7245

Fishing Boundaries:
New Haven River, Middelbury River, Neshobe River, Furnace Brook, Mill Brook, Clairedon River, Cold River and Otter Creek. Otter Creek upstream boundary is Brooklyn Rd Bridge in Mt Tabor, lower Boundary is approximately 100 yards below Vergennes Dam.

This is a trout tournament, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Brook trout are the only fish that will be counted on your score.
1” = 1 point .5” increments, rounding up in between.
NEW “TRASH” RULE: Each competitor that fills the supplied bag with trash collected on the river will receive 5 points (a maximum of 5 points will be allotted per angler for the tournament).

Must have a valid 2019 VT Fishing License
All fish must be photographed and shown at daily check-in, All fish must be released carefully after photographing
A competition committee of 5 people will be appointed at the pre-event meeting to make any necessary rulings during the event   Guide/Industry/PRO division must use Barbless or de-barbed hooks
False hooked fish must be released immediately and not scored
Walk and wade fishing only, No boats
Anglers must conform to all VT fishing laws and regulations

You must check in after each day of fishing at Green Mountain Adventures by the appointed time
Sat 4/13: Check in 5PM
Sun 4/14: Check in 12PM


The Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019

The F3T will be held in Middlebury, VT on Friday April 12th at the Dana Auditorium on the Middlebury College Campus.

Doors open at 6:30PM and the show starts promptly at 7PM. Tickets will be $15 online and $17 at the door. This is a sell out event every year so make sure to get your tickets well in advance.

A raffle will be held at intermission with some amazing prizes from our vendors including Simms, Yeti, Montana Fly Company, and Patagonia. All profits from the event will go to Project Healing Waters for watershed conservation and free to the public educational programs.

For information please contact Steven at Green Mountain Adventures, 802-388-7245 or info@mmvt.com.

Reserve Your Tickets Today

Supporting Our Community

Combined with funds raised from the Fly Fishing Film Tour(FFFT) here are several projects the money raised from OCC entries has gone to over the years:

  • Eagle Park UPF (Handicap Fishing Access Ramp) on New Haven River
  • Muddy Branch Project, Riparian Buffer Enhancement
  • Middlebury River Project
  • Saunders Project, (Summer of 2013-14) Large River Improvement on Bristol Flats region of NHR
  • Educational Scholarships, for those seeking the field of Conservation
  • Special Guest Speakers
  • Women in Waders, Free Fly Tying Clinics and Youth Days, and many other free to the public instructional programs
  • River Clean Ups.

The 2012 FFFT and OCC4 was featured on VT public television's Outdoor Journal, for a look at the event here is the link:

OCC History

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