Catskills Trout Tales - A Fishing Celebration

Events & special offers across the Catskills throughout April & May 2019



Catskills Great Outdoor Expo
March 30, 2019 |Kingston, NY

Fishing Season Opening Day
April 1, 2019 | The Catskills & beyond

Arm of the Sea Theater
April 6, 2019 | Phoenicia, NY

Fly Tying Demo with Lenny Millen
April 13, 2019 | Margaretville, NY

Trout Tales at Spillian: A Mythic Catskills Weekend
April 26-28, 2019 | Fleischmanns, NY

Stream Explorers Youth Adventure
April 27, 2019 | Olivebridge, NY

I Love My Park Day
May 4, 2019 | Mount Tremper, NY

The Art of Fishing
May 4, 2019 | Margaretville, NY

Catskill Center’s 50th Birthday Celebration
May 25, 2019 | Mount Tremper, NY

International Fly Fishing Film Festival
May 25, 2019 | Phoenicia, NY

And hikes, workshops, art, adventures, lodging & dining specials and so much more! For the complete list of events visit or follow Catskills Trout Tales on Facebook.

Capturing the cultural and natural history of the Catskills as the birthplace of American fly-fishing while building connections between regional hospitality businesses, conservation organizations and local media, Catskills Trout Tales is a campaign designed to excite visitors to come and stay in the region, exploring the area’s forests, waters, and historic communities as stewards rather than simply consumers.

Like any popular outdoor destination, the Catskills must find a way to balance increased tourism with the protection of its natural resources, so visitors understand the value and vulnerability of the ecosystems they have come to experience. By partnering with both hospitality/retail businesses and nonprofit environmental/ community organizations, Catskills Trout Tales seeks to educate and inspire visitors to love this special place into life rather than love it to death, and to become return visitors.

The project is the brainchild of the folks at Spillian: A Place to Revel, born out of programs on trout fishing in the Catskills and a desire to imagine new ways to welcome people to our beloved mountains in the spring. The effort couldn’t have gotten off the ground without support from the Delaware County Economic Development Tourism Grants program; the O’Connor Foundation; investments by our founding partner organizations; and grants management by The MARK Project. We are grateful to them all!

We're delighted to announce that the Catskill Center/Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center is taking on leadership of Catskills Trout Tales for 2019 and beyond!

Keep an eye out for our special Catskills Trout Tales insert in the Catskill Mountain News, and follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop on the whole array of events, specials, offerings, and stories this spring, all designed to get you up and savoring the magic of the Catskills streams and forests. All hail the mighty trout!