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Gowanda Chamber to host tournament

GOWANDA — The third annual Fall Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 in Cattaraugus Creek. Sign-in starts at 5 a.m. at the Gowanda Moose Club on Aldrich Street. The tournament begins at sunrise. One-day fishing licenses will be available from 5 – 7 a.m. at the Persia Town Hall.

This is a catch-and-release event, following Department of Environmental Conservation rules and regulations, and tournament personnel will be located on the banks of the creek, to measure and weigh each catch.

Trophies and cash prizes for adults and kids will be awarded at a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at the Moose Club, following the tournament. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Those who register early will receive a discount and an extra chance at a number of door prizes, donated by area businesses. The early entrance fee should be paid by Oct. 12. Kids may register for half price.

To obtain a registration form or for more information, visit the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce Office, 49 West Main St., at or call 532-2834 or 532-2288.


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