The first ever Norwalk River 'One Fly' & Kids Fishing Tournament is a fun, family-friendly way to get anglers out enjoying the great spring fishing on the Norwalk River and supporting the important conservation work of the Mianus Chapter. Sign up to compete in the 'One Fly' event, or register your kids and entire family for the other tournament!
This is an entirely catch-and-release tournament with a goal of increasing angler appreciation and support for the conservation of the Norwalk River. All anglers are expected to participate based on the honor system when measuring and logging their catches.
The event runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is followed by a BBQ celebration and awards ceremony at the Riverbrook YMCA in Wilton. You do not need to arrive at 6 a.m. to participate, but you do have to stop at the YMCA to check-in and receive your official tournament tape measure before beginning to fish!
We will have a 'One Fly' tournament open to all participants - official rules and details will be provided separately - where all anglers entered must choose one fly pattern to use for the entire day (multiple versions of that same pattern may be used if the original fly is lost.) Click for full tournament rules.
We will also have a Kids Fishing Division open to all youth age 16 and under and an Adult All Tackle Division for ages 17 and up where all artificial tackle (no bait) can be used on either fly or spin equipment. All lures must have a single hook - no treble hooks.
All anglers must report back by 6 p.m. with photographic evidence and their catch log completed in order to be eligible for the tournament.
Full tournament details and rules will be provided to all registered anglers.
LOCAL RIVER RESTORATION PROJECTS Since 1973, the Mianus Chapter has been restoring local rivers and improving habitat for trout and other aquatic life.
In recent years, work has focused on the Norwalk River, where the chapter has protected a spawning wild brown trout population, and on the Mianus River, where work on our namesake stream continues to enhance the fishing and improve the river.
MIANUS CHAPTER GEAR Fish the local rivers in style and proclaim your support for local river restoration with new Mianus Chapter gear.
Fishing caps available in Navy, Green, Khaki, Black and Red feature the chapter logo on the front and the words "Coldwater Conservation" on the back. Light-weight fishing shirts, available in White, Light Blue and Green, are perfect for a day on the stream.