Rotary Fishing Classic set for May 31 - June 2, 2019

Pat Aragosa of Scotia, NY, moved into first in the late hours of the tournament with his 5 pound, 4.5 ounce salmon​, which was weighed in at Willsboro, VT.
It may be a big fish, but the donut tastes great on a Sunday morning for this young angler.

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Plans are in high gear for this year’s 33rd annual Rotary International Fishing Classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 31 - June 2, 2019. The Annual Rotary International Fishing Classic is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plattsburgh and attracts anglers from all over the Northeastern United States and Canada to the shores of Lake Champlain for three days of nonstop competition fishing for the largest fish among salmon, steelhead, brown trout, lake trout, and walleye!  The guaranteed CASH prizes for first place in each of the three (3) divisions is $1,000. 

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW:  Early registration is now available for those who want to register on-line or by calling the FISHLINE toll-free.  Team  and individual registrations must be submitted using a credit card before 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019. You can register now via the on-line process or calling the Rotary Fishline Toll-Free 877-519-7942.
Registration forms and informational brochures will be distributed in late spring 2019 to local bait and tackle shops in upstate New York and Vermont on both sides of Lake Champlain. NOTE: Some bait and tackle shops do not open for the summer until May 1 or later. Pick up for registration form at your bait and tackle shop and then mail it in -- outlets will not be collecting the fee this year.  Individual and Team registrations paid by money order or check must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 29, 2019, to be accepted.
$25,000 UP FOR GRABS
All registered angles present at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 2, 2019, will again compete for the top prize of $25,000. See details by clicking the $25,000 GRAB BAG tab.
The Annual Rotary International Fishing Classic brings anglers from across the Northeastern United States to the shores of Lake Champlain for three days of nonstop competition. During the 32nd Rotary Fishing Classic, the total payout for the tournament was $14,282.50. First place in the individual competition netted each division winner $2,500 while the first place team earned $1,875.  

The Rotary Club distributes proceeds from the fishing tournament among many of the club’s initiatives and other civic organizations.  Half of the annual tournament revenue and 25 percent of the team category revenue are returned to the community through academic scholarships for SUNY Plattsburgh, Clinton Community College and CVPH Medical Center Radiology School; monies to assist the Beartown Ski Area, Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Plattsburgh Little League, YMCA, Literacy Volunteers, North Country Mission of Hope, and other worthy causes.  Recently, the Rotary Club of Plattsburgh donated $10,000 to procure five (5) ShelterBox units, which will be sent to areas of disaster (natural or man-made) such as Syria or Georgia (USA).

The tournament provides an enjoyable, quality tournament early in the fishing season in which anglers of all ages can participate, win cash prizes and enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship among all of those participating during the weekend.