Fly fishing festival and fishing contest
Friday-Saturday, March 11-12, 2022
Percy Quin State Park, McComb, MS
FREE admission to festival, entry fee for contests
The Sweetwater Classic is hosted by the Gulf Coast Council (GCC) of Fly Fishers International (FFI). It's open to the public, and admission to the festival and the park is FREE. There is a $5 entry for the Big Bream Contest on Friday afternoon, and a $30 entry fee for the Big Bass Contest on Saturday. It should be noted that Acadiana Fly Rodders is a member of the FFI and affiliated with the GCC.
In addition to the contests, there are seminars on fly fishing basics, on fly fishing for warmwater species and coldwater trout, there are also fly tying demonstrations and instruction, fly casting clinics and instruction, raffles and more. The raffle and silent auction includes fishing tackle, accessories, and many one-of-a-kind items. Proceeds from the fundraiser help to fund the Gulf Coast Council's conservation and education projects. There will also be free coffee and donuts on Saturday morning, and a pulled pork BBQ lunch on Saturday for $6.
For complete info, including schedule of activities and links to tournament registration, go to www.ffigcc.org and click on "CLASSIC".