Fishing tournament coming to Eagle County |

Fishing tournament coming to Eagle County

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament starts this week 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 Friday through Sunday 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.

Volunteers are needed. To volunteer or for additional information, contact Jodi Knight at 970-390-7425.-For registration, visit

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