I am not sure if you read the blog or not through the link, but it is not really a fishing tournament. It is more to bring awareness to this fishery. We are hoping to bring some extra revenue to a few small towns that could use it along the banks as well. We are not hoping for huge hotels or condominiums, just maybe some people will travel to the Central New York and the Southern Adirondacks to try it.
Originally Posted by Hardyreels
For many fishermen bringing attention to a good river is not what we would wish for. I think that if fly fishing deteriorates into contest fishing such events will ruin the craft and put undo pressure on fisheries.
Only my feelings on these things but I don't expect them to change.