Anglers of all ages are invited to test their skills in the Helen Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Trout Tournament on Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More than $2,000 in available prizes, including the $500 tagged trout named in honor of Milton Davis, will be swimming in the beautiful Chattahoochee River in Helen. To win prizes, anglers must catch a tagged trout.
Register at the Festhalle (1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, Ga.) on Friday, March 29, between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., or on Saturday, March 30, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The $15 entry fee includes two raffle tickets, and tournament t-shirts will be given while supplies last.
All participants must have a Georgia fishing license and trout stamp. All Georgia state fishing rules and regulations apply. Rules on lures and bait used during the tournament are the Department of Natural Resources rules of fishing in the Chattahoochee River in Helen.
The Helen Chamber of Commerce will put in 250 to 300 pounds of trophy-size fish, and the Department of Natural Resources will be stocking the river for the enjoyment of all. Vendors will be on hand Saturday, March 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Festhalle, where the cash prize awards ceremony and raffle drawings will be held at 2:00 p.m.