~ Hendrickson Hatch Catch & Release Fly Fishing Tournament 2014 ~


2015 Hendrickson Tournament Update - I write this message with difficulty, but I believe the Hendrickson Hatch tournament will not run for 2015. As many who have participated in the past are aware, I have four rather young and very busy children. I really need to focus my free time on them. I have enjoyed being chairman of the Hendrickson Hatch committee for the past 10 years, but must focus my attention on other matters. I did search for somebody to run the event, but have not had much luck. John Keeler, our cook for the past 10 years, is also in the same situation. His feeling are similar to mine.
The Hendrickson Hatch tournament is a special event that took many years to build into what it became. Many great friendships were formed around this tournament and I hope those anglers continue to keep in touch. I have met some great people because of the tournament and, come early June, I am sure I will feel a void in my heart. I also invite anybody looking for fishing information to give me a call or email. Quick reminder, the C&R section on the Salmon River opens on April 1. Had it not been for the HH tournament we would not have the C&R section. Thanks to all who have participated over the past decade - It was a great "hatch". Best of luck and happy fishing! John



Fishing will take place on the Salmon River between the Chasm Falls dam and State Route 37 in Westville, NY. A map of the Salmon River will be given to each participant for a reference. Access to the river must be public and legal. Please respect all posted and private property. Fishing licenses are required for ages 16 and up.


Registration will take place at North Country Community College between 8:00 and 9:45 am on Saturday morning. Registration fee is $40. (Kids 12 & under, $15) Registation fee includes miscellaneous gifts at registration, an invitation to Saturday evening's reception at Donovan's restaurant, and a ribs and chicken BBQ on Sunday afternoon. Registered anglers will also be entered into a drawing for miscellaneous door prizes on Sunday afternoon. Family members are invited to the BBQ for $10. Kids eat free!

All tournament proceeds go to the Malone Revitalization Foundation for continued enhancement of the Salmon River.


Plaques will be awarded to the top 3 winning anglers based on the total number of inches accumulated. A plaque will also be awarded to the angler with the largest trout landed and released. All registered anglers will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win miscellaneous door prizes.



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