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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00

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Cherokee trout tourney has $10,000 in prizes

Anglers can win up to $500 per trout during the Memorial Day Tagged Fishing Tournament May 22-24 in Cherokee.

Participants pay an $11 entry fee to compete for $10,000 in tagged fish in the Oconaluftee River and other Cherokee waters. The waters have been stocked with specially tagged fish that you redeem for cash prizes based on the color of the tag. The tournament is open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. 

Check in with tags is Friday and Saturday from 4-6 p.m. and Sunday from noon-2 p.m. at the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce at 516 Tsali Blvd. 

828.788.0034 or 828.554.6110.


Fly fishing camp to return to Lake Logan

A camp dedicated to teaching teens the basics of fly fishing is open for registration. 

Now in its 14th year, Rivercourse Coldwater Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp is open to boys and girls between 13 and 15 years old and held at Lake Logan. This year’s camp will run from June 21 to June 26. Campers learn all about the creatures and plants that live in coldwater fisheries, as well as conservation issues, ecology and stream restoration techniques. In addition, they get a detailed education on fly fishing, with topics including everything from casting to fly tying to finding fish. 

Tuition is $595 with an application deadline of May 15. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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