This event is to promote commerce in the sport. We hope to bring awareness and support of the New Haven River Anglers, to continue their mission of conservation and education. Most importantly, it is to have fun at the start of another season. We have some great sponsors and will be giving out prizes for the winning anglers. A post event Award Ceremony and BBQ will be taking place locally. The location will be announced when competitors check in after tournament on Sunday. A raffle will take place at the post event party to give ALL anglers who participated in the event a chance to walk away with some gear. We hope you will be able join us for this event. Bring a friend or family member. It's all for a good cause.
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.
Your registration automatically enters you into the group raffle where a majority of the prizes are distributed to ANY and ALL who participate. This is about the funnest way to make a donation to the New Haven River Anglers.
-The 2012 FFFT and OCC4 was featured on VT public television's Outdoor Journal, for a look at the event here is the link:
If you have questions, comments, or concerns call Steve at
(802)388-7245 or email email@example.com
Thank You and Good Luck,
Steven Atocha & Jesse Haller
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 the New Haven River Anglers 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
Register during the month of January will cost $100, Gift TBD
Register during the month of February will cost $75, Gift TBD
Register during the month of March or April will cost $50, Gift - What ever crap we have left over
$35 Kids (15 and Under)
+$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
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
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