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7th Annual Lake Athens Fly Fishing Festival

3:00p Fri, June 11, 2021 to 4:00p Sat, June 12, 2021

Lake Athens Marina and RV Center
5401 Marina Drive
Athens, Tx 75752

Johnny Martinez, TPWD Fly Fishing Trainer
(972) 697-7096

Family friendly event - learn about fly fishing OR participate in the fish challenges.

The 7th annual Lake Athens Fly Fishing Festival features two fly fishing challenges; casting instruction, fly fishing and fly tying instruction, food, fun and friends. 

Pre-registration is required at (no on-site registration). 

Must use fly rods and barbless hooks only; no live bait. All challenges are Catch, Photo, Release only. Activities and Sunfish Challenge is FREE.

Sunfish Challenge: (Free) Catch all 5 species: Bluegill, Longear, Redear, Green and Copper Nose. 

Big Bass Challenge: (fee applies, all proceeds go to Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery.) Three divisions (Boat; Small craft/kayak; bank fishing). Categories include Biggest Largemouth Bass; Most Largemouth Bass caught. 

Friday schedule: 
3 pm: Check in for Sunfish Challenge (free to enter). 
5 pm - 7pm: Sunfish fishing challenge. 
7:15 pm: Food, drinks and entertainment

Saturday schedule: 
5:30 am: Check-in for Big Bass Challenge 
7 am - Noon: Big Bass Challenge (fee applies)
7 am - 1 pm: Casting and fly tying available throughout the day (Free). 
2 pm: Lunch
3 pm: Casting contest
4 pm: Awards presentation


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