The entry fee for adults for the 32nd Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament is $25 through this Monday, May 1 and increases to $30 beginning Tuesday, May 2. The entry fee for youth under 16 stays the same, $15.
The two-day tournament, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club, is being held on Saturday, May 20 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Ansonia Bridge in Shippen Township and the Mill Street Bridge in Galeton Borough.
Each of the 250 fish float stocked by snowmobile club members in that section are tagged. The minimum prize for a tagged fish is $50 and may be cash, merchandise or a gift card or a combination of the three. Up to $14,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the tournament. The top cash prize is $1,000. There will also be six $500 cash prizes.
Visit www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com anytime to register online and download a registration form or pick one up at a business in the area.
In-person registration will be outdoors in tents in front of the organization’s clubhouse at 4814 Route 6, 12 miles west of Wellsboro, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19 and during tournament hours on May 20 and 21. The clubhouse is located on the south side of Route 6, halfway between Wellsboro and Galeton.
Those who register online can pick up bags, badges and maps at the clubhouse between May 19 and 21.
For more information, about this tournament, call 1-717-881-9358 or the club at 570-724-2888 or visit the club’s website at www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com or its Facebook page.