Opening Day activities CFFCM


Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM), 1031 Old Rte 17, Livingston Manor, will host fishing related events and activities throughout the area all weekend with a special Saturday, April 1 - Celebrate at the Center - for the official start of the 2023 trout season. 

“First cast at Junction Pool,” the confluence of the Willowemoc and Beaverkill Rivers, has been a tradition since the 1940s. 

Food and fish tales will be plentiful at the museum from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; warm up with “Soup A La Agnes” - prepared by the beloved Agnes Van Put - and free coffee.

The museum’s guest fly tyer for the day: John Apgar; for kids, coloring sheets featuring “Beamoc” the two-headed trout. 

Museum admission is free for 2023 members. Join or renew here.  

Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) Friday, April 14  

Coming to CFFCM for the first time ever and the only screening in southern New York, 10 beautiful short films about fly fishing. F3T is the original and largest fly fishing film event of its kind. Come for the action and stay for the giveaways and camaraderie. The films are set in locations from Cuba to Patagonia, Mexico to Australia, Alaska, Wyoming, the Deep South, Massachusetts and beyond. Experience the achievement of a permit slam, follow the journey of one boy from Mexico to the waters of Wyoming, explore the best international waters and compete for the legendary belt buckle. 

Check out the entire tour at or follow on social at @flyfishingfilmtour. 

Pizza, barbecue, soft drinks and beer are included in your ticket price of $25 - advanced tickets required. Raffle tickets will be sold during the event for incredible prizes from national and local businesses. Get your tickets before they sell out.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with social hour in the Wulff Gallery. Screening begins at 6:30. Intermission at 7:15 when raffle drawings are held.

For more information call the museum - 845-439-4810 or visit