California Fly Fishing Open

One of our many goals as a fly fishing club is to give back to the community. We created the California Fly Fishing Open with the hope of building stronger ties with fishy fly fishing folks while also giving back to such an amazing community. This year entry proceeds will benefit Casting for Recovery SoCal and Kern Valley Search and Rescue.


Tournament Details


Date: September 21, 2019

Tournament Check-In: 7:00 AM at Kern River Fly Shop

Score Card Return: 2:00 PM at Kern River Fly Shop

Tournament Festivities: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Rivernook Campground

Tournament Rules


All cards must be brought back to the Fly Shop by 2:00 PM sharp.

You may fish the lake, the 20 mile section of the North Fork of Kern River and above the Johnsondale Bridge, so long as your score card is back by 2:00 pm at the Fly Shop. You may use a total of three flies at one time. Indicators/bobbers, split shot, any length leader/tippet and weighted flies are all acceptable. Fish must be caught and not snagged. Flies may not be scented, however regular floatant is allowed. Barbless flies highly encouraged. Tenkara rods are OK to use.

Scoring: 100 points per fish caught plus 10 points per inch. Ie, 12” fish is caught. Fish is worth 220 points: 100 pts (per fish) + 120 pts (12” X 10 pt). Please bring your own measuring devise: tape measure, measuring net, etc. and take a photo of your fish.

Teams: This will be a 5 person team event with a registration fee of $50 per person. If you do not have a complete team of 5, we will place you with a team in need of more people. Teams do not have to be official fly fishing clubs to participate. Team banner sand shirts are highly encouraged as we will introduce the teams in an "Olympic-like" ceremony. 

Divisions: Should we get more than 3 professional teams, we shall make a PRO and a BRO division. 

Trash: In recognition of National Public Lands Day, we will be awarding 100 points for teams that turn in 1 full bag of trash. Trash bags will be provided. Please take a photo while collecting trash. Limit: 1 full bag of trash per team.

Eligible Fish: All fish are eligible.



Location Details


Kern River Fly Shop
11301 Kernville Road
Kernville, CA 93238


Rivernook Campground
14001 Sierra Way
Kernville, CA 93238


CFFO 2018