Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 Pickle Plans

2011 DPC Champ Brian Lang

July 14-15th, 2012
Missisquoi Bay on Lake Champlain
Swanton, Vermont

The time and place has been set for the 2012 Ditch Pickle Classic
 Catch-Photo-Release Fly Fishing Tournament!!


For 2012 we've decided on a new format for the DPC that will fully take advantage of the best fishing hours.  This years event you'll notice is spread over 2 days.  The tournament will start at 12pm on Saturday, 7/14 and end at 12pm on Sunday, 7/15.  This will allow anglers to fish right until Sunset on Day 1 and get an early start on Day 2.  Day 1 results will also be posted at the end of the day, so you'll be able to see how you stack up to the others going into Day 2.
We realize that it can be difficult to secure two days for an event like this, which is why we are providing as much notice as possible.  Those of you that fished the DPC last year know that this event is not to be missed and 6 months should be enough time to secure your availability on the 14th & 15th.  We are working on some options for group camping for those of you travelling from a distance, so please stay tuned.
This year we are very happy to have secured the Larry Greene Access Area as the location for pre-tournament check-in.  There is plenty of parking and a very nice launch at the site.  The Larry Greene Access is located on Rte. 78 and directions can be found HERE.
Like last year, each angler's $25 registration fee will translate into a $15 year-long membership to Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge.  The remaining $10 will get each angler an official Ditch Pickle Classic t-shirt!  We plan to hold the "Post Pickle BBQ" at the Refuge Headquarters on Tabor Road, just down the road from the Larry Greene Access Area.

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of the Ditch Pickle Classic, please direct them to

For a review of last year's Ditch Pickle Classic CLICK HERE

If you would like to register your team for the 2012 Ditch Pickle Classic, you can do so at any time

In the meantime, please bookmark our Official Tournament Page at and check back frequently!