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  • The Qualla Country Trout Tournament
    September 05, 2014 - September 07, 2014

    The Qualla Country Trout Tournament

    It’s not too late to take home the summer’s biggest trout. And biggest purse. Your $11 entry fee lets you compete for your share of $20,000 in the pristine, freestone streams of Cherokee (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). For those unfamiliar with tagged tourneys, you’ll discover the waters stocked with fish tagged with different colors. Just catch and redeem them for cash up to $5,000. Prize redemption for tagged fish will be at the Water beetle stage, a pavilion next to the Cherokee Welcome Center on US 441. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register to redeem cash prizes anywhere fishing licenses are sold.
  • Rumble in the Rhododendron
    November 07, 2014 - November 09, 2014

    Rumble in the Rhododendron

    Leeettttttt’s geeeeeeetttttt readdddddy toooo rummmmmbbbbbble. This two-person team fly-fishing competition is held on the 2.2 miles of trophy, catch-and-release waters in Cherokee, NC. A modified FIPS-mouche format will be used with a tag out system being incorporated, meaning only one team member may fish at a time. Fishing sessions are three hours long. Registration fee includes tournament registration for two people, competitor swag, several meals during the competition, and more. November 7 - Anglers’ meeting
November 8 - Competition day November 9 - Competition finals and awards Prizes:
The EBCI Fisheries and Wildlife Management Program has provided $10,000 in cash, which will be awarded to the 1st place team ($5,000), 2nd place team ($3,000), and 3rd place team ($2,000). Format:
Two-man teams, FIPS-mouche rules. Registration includes:
Opening dinner on Friday evening, competitor swag, lunch on Saturday, and fishing tournament registration. Schedule:
Friday night is registration, draw of the beat assignments, and dinner. Saturday and Sunday are competition days. This tournament is limited to 30 teams, with 15 competing on Saturday morning and 15 on Saturday afternoon. The top seven from each session will move on to Sunday morning. The top seven from Sunday morning’s competition will move on to fish Sunday afternoon for the cash. To register:
 the fee is $225 per team. You may register by mail with a check or in person with cash or check. Make checks payable to the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce. Cherokee Chamber of Commerce 1148 Tsali Boulevard PO Box 1838 Cherokee, NC 28719 ALL PAYMENT IS DUE IN FULL BY OCTOBER 15, 2014, or you risk the possibility of losing your team’s spot. Volunteers and judges for the tournament are needed. Anyone interested in judging or volunteering should contact Larry Hofferberth at hoffel@windstream.net For more information, email amy@cherokeesmokies.com or call 828.788.0034.