Catskills Fly Fishing Tournament

Catskills Fly Fishing Tournament

Esopus Creel presents
the first annual
Catskills Fly Fishing Tournament

Hosted at Woodstock Brewing

September 6&7 | Friday pre-fish | Saturday competition

25 – 2 angler teams
$400 registration includes Saturday night dinner for both competitors



First Place: $1500 + an all-inclusive stay at the Beaverkill Valley Inn
Second Place: $1000
Third Place: $500
Single Biggest Trout: $500


  • Fish at will – this is NOT a one bug competition
  • 7am-7pm
  • Only ONE fly allowed on your leader (no multi-fly rigs)
  • Leader material – nylon/mono or fluoro ONLY
  • 11″ minimum (photographed & measured by tournament provided ruler)
  • Boundaries are Chimney Hole to Big Indian Bridge
  • Foul hooked fish do not count (honor system)
  • Team with highest total number of inches wins
  • Trout only (duh)


$400 per team (2 anglers) includes dinner – via Eventbrite – Register Here

All are invited to join in the Saturday night dinner. Menu Below. Dinner is included for competitors. Guest and non-competitor tickets are $30 per person. – Tickets Here

Esopus Creel Tournament Gourmet BBQ Banquet Menu:

  • Applewood smoked baby back riblets braised in Woodstock brewery saison with maple chili glaze
  • Finger lakes pulled chicken tinga with chipotle, tomato, cilantro and lime
  • Vegetarian entree (upon request)
    Stuffed cabbage with smoked lentil, walnut, and toasted brown rice in garlicky tomato jus
  • Yukon gold smashed potatoes with roast garlic and chive
  • New England style baked beans with chorizo
  • Creamy cabbage slaw with sesame
  • Fresh grilled corn relish with portobello and bell pepper
  • Field greens salad with balsamic porter dressing


  • Apple Brown Bettie with fresh whipped cream