This is my second year at the Upper Androscoggin Two Fly Tournament, both as an oarsman, this year with a new team; brother Dan and my buddy Sean, as Western Maine Drifters/Skinny Moose Media. Happy to report we had a great day; the fish cooperated and we hooked fish everywhere I hoped to. Boated 9 rainbows, a brown and a brookie. Here are the results:
Pete Smith of Farmington, Maine won the trophy for the biggest trout caught during the annual Upper Andro 2-Fly Contest in Bethel held Saturday, September 15. Pete netted a 15” brook trout in the river near Gilead. Second place went to Jerry Miller of Marblehead, MA with a 14 1/8th inch brook trout and third place to Sean Libbey of Deerfield, MA who caught two 14” rainbow trout.
The award for the largest catch went to Dan Reader of Rochester, NH who caught six rainbows and a brook trout. Second place went to Todd Richard of Farmington, ME who caught five rainbows and a brown trout and third place went to Amy Grant-Trefethen of Mt. Vernon, Maine who caught 3 rainbows, a brook trout and a brown trout.
The Rocky Freda Turtle Water Trophy presented to the oarsman of the team who caught the most fish was shared between the teams from Schiavi Homes/Northern Lights, Scott Stone from Norway, ME as oarsman, and Skinny Moose Media’s Western Maine Drifters team rowed by Brian Reader of Cornish, ME.
Maineflyfish.com’s “Big ol’ Chub” trophy went to Stoo Mason of Bethel who caught a 15 ½ inch chub and a total of fifteen of these “mountain” trout.
Thirteen teams of two anglers and an oarsman fished the Upper Androscoggin River from Shelburne, NH to Rumford Center, Maine. The anglers were restricted to using only two flies to catch the biggest and the most trout for an eight hour time period from 6 am to 2 pm.