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  • Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby
    July 31, 2015 - August 01, 2015

    Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby

    Introduce your kids to a love of fishing at this free two-day event. On Friday, dive into excitement at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds for zip lines, attractions, and free fishing gear for eligible participants.  Hours are 10am-6pm Arrive at Oconaluftee Islands Park on Saturday at 6 am for hours of fishing fun with $20,000 in prizes, celebrity guests, live animal exhibits, and more. Cherokee fishing permits are available for purchase for persons 12 and older at a variety of locations listed on or at the Cherokee Welcome Center. Location: Oconaluftee River Islands Park 86 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC. Additional Parking- 399 Acquoni Rd in Cherokee, NC - Times: 6am – 2pm Tips and Reminders:
    - 5 Trout Limit per registered child - Free bait & tackle while supplies last - You can bring your own bait & tackle but no Treble Hooks Allowed! - Children and Parents should wear water-friendly shoes and shorts. - Bring towels, snacks for the family, a cooler for fish and portable chairs.
    This event is accessible to Children with Disabilities.
  • The Qualla Country Trout Tournament
    September 04, 2015 - September 06, 2015

    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 Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, beside the Welcome Center. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Register to redeem cash prizes anywhere fishing licenses are sold.