Rules and Guidelines


Please read the rules and guidelines below regarding this event before you register.

12th Annual Otter Creek Classic (OCC12)
September 19th - 20th, 2020

Green Mountain Adventures (GMA) is proud to present the 12th Annual Otter Creek Classic (OCC12) Fly Fishing Event. This is a catch and release, fly fishing only, event. All profits from the OCC12 are donated to the New Haven River Anglers for local conservation and education programs. We are extremely honored and proud to be celebrating 12 years and have worked to make the OCC12 an event to remember. Competitors that pre-register will receive an OCC12 commemorative gift.

9/18: OCC12 Competitor Meeting, 5PM, Green Mountain Adventures
Fly Fishing Film Tour (+$15), Town Hall Theater downtown Middlebury 
9/19: OCC12 Day 1, 5 AM to 5 PM
9/20: OCC12 Day 2, 5 AM to 12 PM
OCC12 Banquet, 1 to 3 PM, location tbd

This year we will be offering a tiered registration, where the cost of registering and gift will change based on the month you sign up
Registration during the month of January will cost $150, Gift will be a logo'ed Patagonia R1 Techface Hoody ($169 value)
Registration during the month of February will cost $100, Gift will be a logo'ed Patagonia Blackhole 40L Duffel Bag ($129 value)
Registration during the month of March - September will cost $50, Gift will be a MiiR 20oz Insulated Water Bottle ($30 value)
$35 Kids (15 and Under), Gift TBD

+$15 for Fly Fishing Film Tour Tickets
Tickets available onlineat the

Registration and Check-in:
Three registration divisions: Guide/Industry, Amateur, and Youth
Registration, OCC12 Competitors Meeting and OCC12 Check–in all held at:

Green Mountain Adventures
56 Main Street
Middlebury VT 05753
(802) 388-7245

Fishing Boundaries:
New Haven River, Middelbury River, Neshobe River, Furnace Brook, Mill Brook, Clairedon River, Cold River and Otter Creek. Otter Creek upstream boundary is Brooklyn Rd Bridge in Mt Tabor, lower Boundary is approximately 100 yards below Vergennes Dam.

This is a trout tournament, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Brook trout are the only fish that will be counted on your score.
1” = 1 point .5” increments, rounding up in between.
NEW “TRASH” RULE: Each competitor that fills the supplied bag with trash collected on the river will receive 5 points (a maximum of 5 points will be allotted per angler for the tournament).

Must have a valid 2020 VT Fishing License
All fish must be photographed and shown at daily check-in, All fish must be released carefully after photographing
A competition committee of 5 people will be appointed at the pre-event meeting to make any necessary rulings during the event   Guide/Industry/PRO division must use Barbless or de-barbed hooks
False hooked fish must be released immediately and not scored
Walk and wade fishing only, No boats
Anglers must conform to all VT fishing laws and regulations

You must check in after each day of fishing at Green Mountain Adventures by the appointed time
Sat 9/19: Check in 5PM
Sun 9/20: Check in 12PM


The Fly Fishing Film Tour 2020

The F3T will be held in Middlebury, VT on Friday September 18th at the Town Hall Theater in downtown Middlebury.

Doors open at 6:00PM and the show starts promptly at 7PM. Tickets will be $15 online and $17 at the door. This is a sell out event every year so make sure to get your tickets well in advance.

A raffle will be held at intermission with some amazing prizes from our vendors including Simms, Yeti, Fishpond, Yakima, Fulling Mill Fly Co., Orvis and Patagonia. All profits from the event will go to the New Haven River Anglers for watershed conservation and free to the public educational programs.

For information please contact Steven at Green Mountain Adventures, 802-388-7245 or

Reserve Your Tickets Today

Supporting Our Community

Combined with funds raised from the Fly Fishing Film Tour(FFFT) here are several projects the money raised from OCC entries has gone to over the years:

  • Eagle Park UPF (Handicap Fishing Access Ramp) on New Haven River
  • Muddy Branch Project, Riparian Buffer Enhancement
  • Middlebury River Project
  • Saunders Project, (Summer of 2013-14) Large River Improvement on Bristol Flats region of NHR
  • Educational Scholarships, for those seeking the field of Conservation
  • Special Guest Speakers
  • Women in Waders, Free Fly Tying Clinics and Youth Days, and many other free to the public instructional programs
  • River Clean Ups.

The 2012 FFFT and OCC4 was featured on VT public television's Outdoor Journal, for a look at the event here is the link:


OCC History

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