Tenkara Events

2023 Tenkara Events

Many interesting tenkara and fixed line fly fishing events have been scheduled across the country. Please check out this page often to see what’s coming up, and potentially to your area.

Note: All events that Tenkara Angler has written about (past and present) can be found by clicking on this link.


TenkaraCamp: Great Smoky Mountains

April 20-23, 2023
Elkmont Campground – Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Presented by Tenkara Angler

A free to attend event held in Elkmont Campground outside of Gatlinburg, TN. It will feature streamside clinics and the opportunity to fish some of the best waters in the Smokies. Stick around for evenings of campfire camaraderie. Note: while the event is free, if you wish to camp, it is the anglers’ responsibility to reserve accomodations.

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The Great Wisconsin Driftless Tenkara Campout

June 2-4, 2023
Esofea Campground – Westby, Wisconsin
Presented by Tenkara Wisconsin Facebook Group

An annual free to attend event held in the beautiful Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Several days of fishing will be followed by nights of food, fun, and storytelling. A few group sites have been reserved for campers, but those interested are highly encouraged to contact the organizers via their Facebook Group to insure there is still available space. Plenty of additional camping is available on site for a modest charge.

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Driftless Oni Tenkara Immersive & Tactical Nymphing Clinic

June 1-3, 2023
Location TBD – Held concurrent to Driftless Campout
Presented by Tenkara Angler & Tenkara Guides, LLC

This school & clinic will be held in companion to the Great Wisconsin Driftless Tenkara Campout. This will allow anglers to elevate their tenkara and/or tactical nymphing strategies and techniques under the guidance of Robert Worthing (Tenkara Guides, LLC) and Matt Sment (Tenkara Angler). These clinics requires paid registration, which will open in early February.


White Mountains Tenkara Campout

June 9-11, 2023
Barnes Field, Dolly Copp Campground – Gorham, New Hampshire
Presented by Red Brook Tenkara

The Northeast’s premier tenkara gathering, take advantage of the miles of beautiful brook trout water in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Organized by Red Brook Tenkara, there will be camping, clinics, raffles, and fly tying – a full agenda for any angler to enjoy. This campout requires paid registration, sign up here.

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Austria Tenkara Fishing Weekend

September 1-3, 2023
Hotel Mozart – 5640 Bad Gastein
, Salzburg, Austria
Presented by Tenkara Austria

A weekend in Salzburg, Austria at the Gasteiner Ache, Nassfelder Ache, and Siglitzbach of “Mango Jerry Exclusive Fly Fishing Gastein” to exchange experiences and meet like-minded people. This meeting is aimed at both active tenkara anglers, and those who are newly interested in this fascinating form of simple Japanese way of fly fishing looking for competent, dedicated support. This gathering requires paid registration, sign up here.

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List Your Event Here!

Are you planning on holding a tenkara event this year? Let us know the pertinent details and we’ll list it on this page.

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