Five Rivers Challenge 2021

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Five Rivers Challenge 2021

September 14 - September 18


September 14
September 18

The Five Rivers Challenge, an epic fishing contest benefiting California Trout, will take place September 14 – 18 at Clearwater Lodge on the Pit River, Fall River Mills, California.

The most fun fly fishing event in California returns to the renowned wild trout waters of Northern California – Hat Creek, Fall River, Pit River, McCloud River and Upper Sacramento River. The challenge will have you testing your angling skills while fishing some of the most remarkable rivers in the state, all while benefiting CalTrout and local conservation projects.

The contest will consist of eight two-person teams that will fish each wild trout designated section of river over three days.  Prizes will be awarded in several categories including most fish, biggest fish, and total inches of fish from a single river.

The grand prize winner will be the team that catches the greatest total inches of trout from all five rivers. The winner’s names will be engraved on the beautiful Five Rivers Trophy, permanently displayed at Clearwater Lodge. All teams will receive great tackle items and other prizes. Entry fee is $6,000 per team and includes four nights meals and accommodations at Clearwater Lodge, three days of guides, lunches, contest tee shirt, and gift bag.  $3,600 of the fee is a tax-deductible contribution to California Trout.

For more about the event including rules and registration information, visit