What would you do with $10,000?
• Travel to Italy?
• Shut up the debt collectors?
• Impress your friends with a killer party?
One little trout is all that stands between you and $10,000.
On Saturday, May 19 the Aurora Reservoir will be hosting the annual $10,000 Trout Tournament where the largest trout (based on weight) will win $10,000 cash.
You may be thinking, “One LITTLE trout? Yeah right!”
The winner in 2011 weighed 3.5 pounds.
2010: just shy of 3 pounds.
Compare that to a recent stocking at the Aurora Reservoir where the 130 stocker trout averaged 5 pounds.
Anyone can win. And if you don’t win the $10,000 you could win thousands of dollars in additional prizes.
So let’s say you don’t know how to fish. The Aurora Reservoir Park Rangers are currently holding fishing classes for beginners on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Anyone can attend, no registration required, the only cost is 10.00 per vehicle for entry into the park.
Any more excuses? I didn’t think so.
To register for the $10,000 Trout Tournament and read the complete competition rules go to www.auroragov.org/reservoirs or you can register in the Aurora Reservoir Park Office located at 5800 S. Powhaton Road Aurora, CO 80016. For any questions please call 303-690-1286 or email Crystal Yusten: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the tournament is 40.00 which includes a raffle entry, catered lunch, and a great time with friends and fellow fisherpeople! Make sure to register early as this event fills up quickly.
Boaters will be required to pass an inspection for Aquatic Invasive Species before entering the water and an annual $10 Watercraft Access Pass is required. Inspections and Watercraft Access Passes are required for all vessels including belly boats and pontoon boats. Gas motors are not permitted for use at Aurora Reservoir. Boaters are strongly encouraged to visit the reservoir prior to the tournament for a boat inspection and to obtain a Watercraft Access Pass. Upon inspection boats will be sealed; however, if the seal is broken or tampered with, an additional inspection will be required.