July Fishing Report

Been fishing the Valley a lot the past few weeks with Rob S. and Dan P. and the fishing has been on fire! Landed 2 trophy tagged Rainbows during the RVTA Open tournament 2 weeks ago, Rob S. Caught his first tagged Rainbow with me a few days prior as well. Lake Trout fishing has been pretty good and had a few days with over 10 Lake Trout in the boat the past week. To top it all off we caught and released a trophy tagged Brown Trout this morning. Visit the Round Valley Fishing Facebook Page to see all the pics and get involved our community there.

– Zach Merchant

Zach Merchant holding Rainbow Trout
Zach Merchant holds a nice size Rainbow Trout caught trolling in the early hours one fine July summer day.
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4th Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament & Donation Basket Raffle

The Round Valley Trout Association will be hosting it’s 4th Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament at Round Valley on Saturday, May 16th from 5:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Entry for the tournament is $50 and can be paid in cash the morning of the tournament at the top of the cement boat ramp; and also includes food and drinks throughout the day.  Along with the tournament this year there is also a donation basket raffle with an amazing prize pack for the winner, and best of all; all of the proceeds will be donated to The V Foundation For Cancer Research!  Tickets can be purchased (1 for $2, 6 for $10, or 13 for $20) at Behre Bait & Tackle anytime between now and the drawing, or at the tournament booth the day of the tournament.  The flyer for the raffle can be seen below for more information, as well as the list of what the lucky winner will walk away with!

Welgoss Memorial Tournament

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NJ Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday

The southern NJ Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday, February 21, at Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest in Burlington County NJ at 10:00 a.m.

Topics will cover both warmwater and coldwater fisheries management. Presentations will highlight field sampling efforts including Lake Hopatcong Fisheries Inventory and Coolwater Species assessment (Muskellunge, Northern Pike, and Walleye) as well as a summary of ongoing management efforts.

For more information, including directions, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2015/fshforumsouth15.htm on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife website.

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