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29th Annual Helen Trout Tournament

  • Helen Chamber of Commerce 1074 Edelweiss Strasse Helen, GA, 30545 United States (map)
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Registration: By mail - Print Entry form from & postmark by March 26, 2018 & mail to P.O. Box 192, Helen, GA 30545 -OR- Online until March 29, 2018 -OR- In Person: Friday, March 30, 2018, 4pm to 7pm at the Helen Chamber Festhalle & Saturday, March 31, 2018, 7am to 9am.

Tournament: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
*Weigh In Tagged Trout before 2:00pm
*Cash Prize Awards and Raffle Drawing begin at 2:00 pm
*Fishermen must have Valid GA Fishing License and Trout Stamp
*Fishing regulations for the Chattahoochee River are governed by the Georgia DNR
*Boundary from the river access area on Escowee Street (just upstream from Hofbrauhaus Restaurant) downstream through Helen to the 2nd Brucken Strasse Bridge.

Anglers of ALL ages will test their skill - trying to hook Tagged Trout. There will be $4,000.00 in available prizes swimming in the beautiful Chattahoochee River in Helen, Georgia on Saturday, March 31, 2018!! To win prizes, Anglers must catch an officially Tagged Trout & present it in the Festhalle for Weigh In between 9am & 2pm! This year the top 3 prizes are by individual Weight for Tagged Trout & include:
**1st PLACE $1000.00 fish sponsored by Craig’s Remodeling & Repair.
**2nd PLACE $500.00 “Milton Davis” fish sponsored by the Helen Chamber.
**3rd PLACE $300.00 fish sponsored by Tim’s Wooden Toys.
$50.00 for each of the next 25 Tagged Trout caught.
$25.00 for the remainder of the Tagged Trout caught

Registered participants receive an Official Tournament T-Shirt (while supplies last). T-Shirts Sponsored by: Craig’s Remodeling & Repair, Tim’s Wooden Toys, Betty’s Country Store, Habersham Winery, Helendorf River Inn, Hofbrauhaus Restaurant, LaCabana Mexican Restaurant, Old Heidelberg Restaurant, Paul’s Steakhouse, Randy’s Helen Pharmacy, Savannah River Chapter Trout Unlimited.

The Helen Chamber of Commerce will stock the Chattahoochee River with over 400 pounds of Trophy Trout!!!! In addition, DNR will be stocking the river with Trout during the tournament. This beautiful stretch of the Chattahoochee that flows leisurely through the City of Helen is teeming with Trout & has been known to produce Trophy Native Trout. (A Georgia fishing license and trout stamp are required by the State of Georgia; all tournament participants are to follow the Georgia DNR rules of fishing in the Chattahoochee River in Helen.)

Helen is only 20 miles from the head-waters of the Chattahoochee River. The crystal clear shimmering water of the Chattahoochee flows from tiny streams & tributaries in the National Forests & the Appalachian Watershed surrounding Helen. When you are not fishing, there are great shops, restaurants & hotels for the entire family to enjoy in Georgia’s Alpine Village of Helen!!!

Bring your Family & Friends to the 29th Annual Helen Trout Tournament Saturday, March 31, 2018, from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm. Be sure to be in the Festhalle by 2:00pm. Cash Prize, Awards Ceremony and Bucket Raffle Drawing begin at 2:00pm.
*Only 2018 Officially Tagged Trout qualify for prizes.

Earlier Event: March 28
Bottoms Up Yoga & Beer
Later Event: April 7
Boone Winter Farmers