In 2019, the PA Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club went around to some of the local sporting goods stores and asked for rod & reel combo donations so that, as part of the Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament, we could host a giveaway program called:

And, boy, did those stores respond, each year since donating as much as they can, so that we can give these rods & reels away to kids who want to learn to fish. For many of the lucky recipients, it’s their very first rod & reel ever or it’s the first one that’s all their own!

Well, trout tournament anglers, our “Start a Kid Fishing” program is set again for this year, 2022, and will begin on the tournament’s pre-registration day, May 13th. If you have kids 12 years and under in age, bring them with you when you register/pick up your badge and we’ll give them a FREE rod & reel combo.

Our sincerest thanks go to the Tackle Shack of Wellsboro, Smitty’s Sports and Gaines Gunworks of Gaines, and our own board members for donating several NEW rod & reel combos for us to give away to kids at the tournament!One rod & reel combo per child and each child must be present to pick the rod & reel combo of their choice. Get ’em while supplies last!