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Rotary International Fishing Classic canceled

PLATTSBURGH - For the first time in 26 years, the Rotary Club of Plattsburgh has had to cancel its annual Rotary International Fishing Classic, which was scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 3 - 5, 2011.

Rotary Fishing Classic chair Bonnie Black said the Rotary club called off the annual fishing tourney due to the dangerous high water level and large objects floating or submerged on Lake Champlain.

"This spring's unprecedented high lake level coupled with debris throughout the Lake Champlain basin is a dangerous situation," saidBlack."The Rotary club has decided it would be better to call off the tournament than risk harm to any anglers who would be participating in the tourney this year."

The Plattsburgh Rotary Club will be crediting anyone whose charge card was processed, mailing a refund to those who paid in cash at their outlets or whose checks have already cleared the bank and returning any unprocessed checks via mail. Rotarians will be meeting with all registration outlets to assure all funds are processed through the Plattsburgh Rotary Club and then returned to potential anglers.

Black said she hopes anglers will return for next year's annual Rotary International Fishing Classic, which will be held June 1-2, 2012.

For more information, call the Rotary Fishline toll-free 1-877-519-7942 or e-mail info@plattsburghrotary.org.

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