Catskills Trout Tales 2018

Breathe in the Glorious Outdoors This Spring

The Catskills are the birthplace of American fly-fishing, and the area is still considered one of the best fly-fishing spots in the Northeast. With an abundance of trout, bass and perch in our pristine waterways, avid anglers from around the world come here to reel in some of the best bounty of their lives. The gorgeous mountainous landscape surrounding our streams, rivers and reservoirs adds to the allure of the Catskills as a fishing destination – no wonder people often refer to their experience here as “magical.”

To honor the tradition of fishing, Catskills Trout Tales is a movement that invites visitors to celebrate and fall in love with the outdoors, while also educating them about the value and vulnerability of our natural resources. Catskills Trout Tales has partnered with a diverse group of local businesses and organizations to offer visitors an exciting schedule of events and experiences, all about trout, fishing, and Catskills nature! It’s an open invitation for you to visit and enjoy the wonderful spring outdoors season with us!

Here’s what’s coming up on the calendar:

April 1
Fishing Season Opening Day

April 7
2018 Trout Tales
Spillian, 50 Fleischmanns Heights Rd, Fleischmanns, NY
Demos, expo, wilderness guides, happy hour, dinner, and a fish tale storytelling contest… A day to learn, discover, connect and enjoy fellowship with fishing enthusiasts both old and new.

April 8
Shavertown Trail Hike *FREE*
A 3.3-mile scenic group hike with Catskill Mountain Club.

April 14
Trout Unlimited Anniversary Celebration
A feast to celebrate 30 years of protecting trout fisheries in the Eastern Catskills.

April 15
Volunteer Work Day *FREE*
Margaretville, NY
Raking, planting and spring cleaning Main Street for “Something Fishy on Main” the following weekend.

April 21
Something Fishy on Main *FREE*
Margaretville, NY
A festival for all ages debuting a public art project with trout decorated by local artists, trout0themed activities, trout kites, trout cookie decorating, trout chocolate, wine tasting and more.

April 21
Screening of IF4 – International Fly Fishing Film Festival
Phoenicia Playhouse, 10 Church St, Phoenicia, NY
IF4™ consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing.

April 27 – May 2
Seeing Nature’s Mind – Regenerating Space
Spillian, 50 Fleischmanns Heights Rd, Fleischmanns, NY
Workshops for designers, artists, and practitioners of all sorts, pr anyone interested in awareness and seeing the world in a different way.

April 28
Trout Appetizers on Lake Wawaka
Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm, 1 Bragg Hollow Rd, Halcottsville, NY
Presentation, demo and hands-on instruction on flies. Free access to fish on property.

May 26
Paddle the Pepacton *FREE*
A scenic paddle on the beautiful Pepacton reservoir with Catskill Mountain Club. Bring or rent a canoe or kayak.

→ Keep an eye on the Catskills Trout Tales events calendar for more events to be added!