Sign Up Early For Trout Tournament

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Anglers who register early for the Payson Community Christian School benefit trout tournament can save themselves some pocket money.

If paid before May 1, the fee to participate in the May 11 tournament at Woods Canyon Lake is $15.

On the day of the angling showdown, during a late registration period from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m, the fee increases to $20.

During the 18-year history of the tournament, it was held to benefit the Christopher Creek/Kohl's Ranch Fire Department.

This year, however, proceeds from the event will be used to purchase computers for students at PCCS.

The headquarters for the tournament will be the Woods Canyon store. All fishermen must check in there.

Due to the decreasing size of the lake, the field will be limited to the first 100 who register.

Tournament rules and regulations include keeping only fish that are greater than eight inches in length and all trout must be caught at Woods Canyon.

A valid fishing license and trout stamp is required. Game and Fish laws that limit the possession of trout to six per day will be enforced.

Also, there can be no pre-fishing of the lake after May 4. Tournament fishing begins at 5 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m.

The weigh-in, to be held at the dock house, will begin at 3 p.m. and continue for one hour.

Anglers have the option of catching and releasing their trout.

At the conclusion of the weigh-in, awards and prizes which will include trophies for first through third places for largest fish and total weight of all fish will be given on the back porch of the store.

Also a raffle and awarding of door prizes will be held.

Call PCCS (474-8050) for registration forms or more information.

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