When: Friday June 1st
- Registration & Coffee: 9:15am-9:50am
- Fishing & Conversations: 10am - 11am
- Awards Ceremony: 11:15am - 11:30am
Where: VT Fish and Wildlife Colchester Point Access Area, Windermere Way, Colchester,VT (Across from Airport Park; see bottom of page for map)
Who: The Scott Administration, Constitutional Officers, Legislators, Lake Champlain International, and Lake Champlain supporters
What: 11th Annual LCI Governor's Cup: a good-natured, charity fishing derby
The LCI Governor's Cup is a fundraising catch-and-release fishing derby. The purpose of this event is to focus attention on Lake Champlain fisheries issues, water quality challenges, conservation, and the fishing heritage in an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere while raising funds for the Next Generation Fund and the Champlain Fisheries Recovery Initiative—a lake-wide effort to restore the watershed to its once former glory.
No boats are needed as all fishing will take place from the fishing pier at the access area, enabling all to share their thoughts with the Governor and legislators while fishing. The event will conclude with the ceremonial awarding of the LCI Governor’s Cup trophy to the team who catches the heaviest amount of fish. The winning team members’ names will be engraved on the trophy ensuring immortality.
Teams of up to four anglers compete in this fun fundraising event. Each non-governmental team generously donates $500, while members of the Vermont and New York delegations participate with no requested donation. However, LCI graciously accept all donations ... after all, our lake needs all the support it can get!