Rules and Guidelines

NEW COVID RULES & SCHEDULE

It is with great excitement and cautious optimism that Green Mountain Adventures and the Otter Creek Classic administrative team would like to announce that the 13th Annual Otter Creek Classic April 10th - 11th, 2021.

As you know, 2020 has been a year full of adversity and obstacles.  It is with this in mind that we felt compelled to host and safely execute the OCC to celebrate our friends, fisheries and community.  Though the OCC will be strikingly different this year, we are fortunate that the outdoors and natural resources we utilize, which are the cornerstone of the event, remain open and can be freely and safely accessed. 

The logistics of the event will be modified, and we will maintain compliance with the recommendations of the CDC and VT Department of Health.  We believe unwaveringly that safety is paramount and will do everything to make the event safe for all participants. This will include all interactive portions of the event being held online, adhering to state regulations and complying with travel restrictions per the VTDH.  Compliance with the regulations and travel restrictions are mandatory.  We are working diligently to get as much info to you as soon as possible.  Please keep an eye on the website and social channels for updates.

Though the in-person nature of the previous OCCs contributes profoundly to the local fly fishing community comradery, we strongly believe it’s the connection to our local fly fishing resources that remains at the event’s core.  While we look forward to seeing you virtually and maybe even passing you (at safe distance) river side, we know that there will be many OCC’s in the future where we can all be together again.  So, it is with great happiness we can say the 13th Annual Otter Creek Classic will be moving back to the opening weekend of the Vermont trout season.  Good Luck and Stay Tuned!

Thank you, 

Steven and Jesse

 

Information regarding travel restrictions in and to Vermont can be found here:

https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19/traveling-vermont

2021 OCC13 Schedule  

 

Friday, April 9th

6:00 pm Virtual Pre Event Meeting

                        To be hosted on Middlebury Mountaineer Facebook Live

Saturday, April 10th

Sunrise: Day 1 Fishing Begins

5:00 pm: All Day 1 Scorecards and Photos Submitted (via email or by dropping off in the store)

7:00 pm: Virtual Day 1 Update (leaderboard will be posted to our website OCC page, Instagram and Facebook)

Sunday, April 11th

            Sunrise: Day 2 Fishing Begins

            12:00 pm: All Day 2 Scorecards and Photos Submitted (via email or by dropping off in the store)

            3:00 pm: Virtual Awards Ceremony and Raffle, to be hosted on Middlebury Mountaineer Facebook Live

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:
http://www.vpt.org/show/11244/1006

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