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Owego Hose Team Trout Derby

April 3 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Owego Hose Teams, Inc., in partnership with Tioga County Anglers and Hook, Line & Sinners will host its 2nd Annual Trout Derby on Saturday, April 3. The contest for anglers of all ages will be held virtually or by checking fish in at the Croton Hose Co. #3 Fire Station on Talcott Street.

Registration forms for the Trout Derby are available at the Community Shop, Scott Smith & Son, Hook Line & Sinner and Weaver Automotive, and online registration is available at the hose team website at www.OwegoHoseTeams.com. The registration deadline with the $10 fee is Friday, April 2, and you must be registered to participate. Once registered you will be provided a unique number identifier by the hose team.

Fishing is limited to both the East and West branches of the Owego Creek. All registrants must have a valid New York State fishing license and abide by all New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) rules and regulations. Fly, spin, and bait fishing are permitted. Winners will be announced shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 3 at Company #3’s Fire Station and via Facebook Live.

A 50% payout from registration fees will be awarded for the largest brook and brown trout (length) or $100 in each category, whichever dollar amount is largest. The $10 entry fee covers both the brook and brown trout categories. Contestants participating virtually are asked to post pictures of their trout caught to the hose team Facebook page @owegohoseteams, or email to owegohoseteams@gmail.com showing the trout with a measuring device indicating the trout’s length and your unique number identifier.

A chicken BBQ will be held in conjunction with the Trout Derby, but sold separately. Pre-order your chicken dinners on the hose team website, emailing the hose team, or by calling (202) 494-9108. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Tioga County Anglers, a new not-for-profit seeking to improve Tioga County’s cold-water fisheries.  

Local bait and tackle shop, Hook, Line, & Sinners, will be at Company #3’s Station throughout the tournament providing all your fishing tackle needs. Company #3’s hospitality room will also be open with their famous clam chowder, free of charge for all anglers.

All participants are urged to follow the New York State on Pause guidelines to include but not limited to social distancing and avoiding contact with other people while fishing.


April 3
8:00 am - 6:00 pm