THE AL STAIR MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT FOR KIDS
When: Saturday May 17th, 2014
Where: Hellertown Sportsmen’s Association
Saucon Creek (directly behind the club)
Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM for 5 to 8 year olds
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM for 9 to 12 year olds
Entry Fee: FREE!
Streamside fishing only – NO wading. Natural baits & artificial lures allowed. Parents may assist with baiting & casting, but kids must land the catch. There is a three-catch limit per participant. The event will run rain or shine.
Prizes will be awarded in each of the two age categories for the largest total trout by weight. There will also be prizes awarded for several tagged trout if caught.
There will also be a lunch (10:00-2:00) provided for each pre-registered participant as well. In addition, there will also be raffles, games, and our annual t-shirt FREE to all pre-registered Participants.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended as on site registrations on the day of the tournament, WILL NOT RECEIVE THE FREE GOODIE BAG, FREE LUNCH, OR FREE T-SHIRT. Only 75 kids per age group will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, so send your registration in soon! Please fill out the bottom portion of this flier to register for the tournament and send your information to the below address by April 25th. Hope to see you there!!
CONFIRMATIONS: No confirmations of registrations are provided. If we reach our maximum number of participants—we will contact you by phone.
GROUPS: No organization group entries will be accepted – one envelope of participants per family – thanks!
Also-Sunday May 18th will be open fishing for any H.S.A. Club member.
T-Shirt Advertisement Program
Brock Williams, Don Jenny, & The Hellertown Sportsmen’s Association seek the support of businesses, organizations, community groups, and individuals whom share, and wish to support sharing the outdoors and fishing with kids. You can show this support by purchase of an advertisement space on the back of our annual produced t-shirt.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for $100.00. The sponsorship includes: Business or organization name & telephone number displayed on the back of the shirt. All business or organization advertisements will also be displayed on a sponsor board during the tournament and in H.S.A.’s June club newsletter as well. Additionally, if you have a company banner, we would be glad to display it during the tournament as well.
The shirt space is limited and all spaces will be sold on a first come, first served, basis. HSA has no control over ad layout and placement. All advertisements must be received before April 24th, 2014 to guarantee their inclusion on the shirt.
This mostly spring-fed cold-water creek flows right past HSA and through the entire Hellertown area. Trout fishing is excellent along the Saucon Creek, and many HSA members start their fishing right on club grounds. Bait fishermen and those who prefer artificials are usually rewarded with an enjoyable experience which may include catching some of the Saucon’s native brown trout. HSA hosts an annual fishing contest for persons under 13 years. Many large trout are stocked by HSA for this fishing contest.
Several easily accessible parking areas are close to the stream. Parking is available at the HSA lot for members. Other areas are at Walnut Street and Water Street, north (downstream) of the HSA club grounds.
Large overhanging trees which offer protection on hot summer days are plentiful along the Saucon Creek. An old grist mill is a short distance downstream from the Sportsmen’s Club grounds. Two ponds at the Gristmill also offer another fishing opportunity.
In the 70’s the Saucon Creek was in extremely poor condition due to a local mining operation which caused a grey silt coating on the stream bed. In the early 80’s the mining ceased and for a short time the Saucon Creek was virtually dried up. One could walk across many areas without getting wet. Fortunately, time healed the damage as the water table recovered and HSA volunteers built many stream deflectors which increased the oxygen content of the water. Today the Saucon Creek ranks as an excellent trout stream. The PA Fish and Boat Commission has on several occasions conducted stream shocking to study the fish population and distribution. The results have been applied to stream management to ensure that the Saucon Creek will be a viable fishery for years to come.
For the non fisherman, there is an extensive walking and bike path which passes several athletic fields located beside the stream. This path is very popular for individual and family outings. Geese, ducks, and an occasional deer may be seen in this very picturesque area.