The Anything Goes Classic CHATTANOOGA, TN

The Coronavirus has changed the way we're doing things for this year's Anything Goes Classic. Instead of fishing in teams, it's going to be an every-man-and-woman-for-themselves type of affair--but rest assured it's still going to be classy!

Also, we're going to break the event up into two Saturdays (6/13/2020 and 6/20/2020) to give anglers a chance to cope with the shorter notice and new dates. Angler's must choose ONE weekend to compete. At the end of the second weekend, anglers from both rounds will be scored. If the dates do not work for you this year, you can choose to roll your entry fee over into next year's tournament.

Check out the new rules below!


The Anything Goes Classic is a new fly fishing tournament based in the heart of The Scenic City (Chattanooga, Tennessee). Hosted by The Hatch Outfitters, the Anything Goes is a one-day, multi-species tournament that promises to deliver a good time in a semi-classy setting. From the Tennessee tarpon to the elusive musky, all species are fair game! Choose your gear, choose your water*, and compete for top prizes.

What people are saying:

"It's Charleston, SC meets Soddy Daisy. A true semi-classy event." - Peyton Manning's cousin


"This tournament is going to be YUUUUUUUGE!" - Donald Trump


  • Catch and release only
  • Fly fishing tackle only (if found with conventional gear, bait, scent, or tomfoolery of any kind, you will be disqualified)
  • Any and all species are valid
  • Largest catch of any species for the tournament is awarded 1 point
  • Minimum entry length 10’’
  • Fish are to be measured to the nearest quarter inch from.
  • All fish in photos must be clearly measured on a provided measuring device. You can pick these up the day before the tournament at The Hatch Outfitters. Try and measure fish while practicing good catch and release ethic.
  • Only registered participants are allowed in boats or watercrafts and all competitors should try and practice social distancing, even if sharing a boat. Remember, it's every man for himself!
  • * Tournament boundaries are within a 50-mile radius of the fly shop (CLICK HERE for radius Map).
  • The tournament kicks off at 7am on Saturday, June 13th and Saturday, June 20th
  • Anglers must send all fish photos to @contactthehatch@gmail.com by the close of the day (8pm). No entries considered after 8pm.
  • The winner is the angler with the most points
  • In the event of a tie, the winner will be the angler with the biggest fish overall.
  • Finally, don’t be a d#@k. We’re all here to have a good time!!


The Hatch Outfitters | 3227 Brainerd Road Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411

Phone: (423) 541-4691

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