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Posted on: September 20, 2012

[ARCHIVED] The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament Takes Place in Harry A. Nottingham Park & Lake

Avon, CO - The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament starts this weekend and anglers are starting to arrive. This is a catch and release, fly fishing tournament with 70 international, national, youth and women anglers competing on some of the best trout waters in Colorado. The competition takes place on Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23 on Nottingham Lake in Avon, Sylvan Lake, sections of the Blue River and sections of the Colorado River. Headquarters, festivities and awards celebration will be held at the Evergreen Lodge in Vail. Registration is still available at

Anglers from Japan, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Canada and the United States, three youth teams and a women’s team will meet to compete for The Cup. Anglers fish five three-hour sessions and points are rewarded for each trout caught and its length. Medals and cups are given to placing teams and individual point’s winners.

At the 2011 World Fly Fishing Championships in Italy Team USA had their strongest showing to date coming in fifth place overall. The biggest surprise of the event was the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team taking first place overall and the team Gold Medal. Team member, Dan Marino, placed second in the world for an individual Silver Medal. Both teams will be competing at The America Cup this weekend and have the momentum to continue to win.

One of the most valuable ways to improve your skills as a fisherman is to watch an accomplished angler in action. Come join us this weekend and help put on The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament. We need daily Controllers and can promise a great time for all involved.
To be a Controller or for additional information please contact Jodi Knight at 970-390-7425. For registration please visit

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