Posted by Frank on May 12, 1997 at 08:42:12:
In Reply to: Trout Tournament posted by Stephen Mitchell on May 11, 1997 at 15:05:19:
: If anyone would be interested in getting a trout tournament going sometime this
: summer please reply. I have never seen a tournament for trout but I do believe
: it would work. I am presently working on some arrangments and would appreciate
: some ideas. Would like to hold the tournament in the Blue Ridge W.M.A. which
: accomadate several streams to fish.If interested please reply with some ideas.
This is my second reply.
On second thought, a tournament would be a great idea with these rules. All trout fisherman who love the sport and respect the trout ecosystem should meet for a loud, fun dinner early in the season. And all should pledge to use barbless, release every fish, not touch a fish prior to release, and continue fishing alone or with friends as they have done for years. Unfortunately, we have forgotten the tradition of sharing a toast with fellow anglers who share a particular stream that evening.
Then at the end of the season, there should be a second dinner with everyone as winners if we all lived by the rules and could toast to another season past of sport, beauty, and respect for the world of trout.
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