CHEROKEE TRIBAL WATERSCherokee tribal waters are now open for fishing year around. No license is required to fish in Cherokee Reservation waters, however a tribal permit is required.
Using your seven-digit sportsman number, you can now purchase your Eastern Band Sportfishing Licence online, and print it off from your home computer. If you do not have a sportsman number, you can register for one online here.
After completing the online registration process, you will receive immediate notification of your sportsman number. You will also be able to purshase a fishing permit online and print your permit on your home computer and will be available for your immediate use.
You will need to carry your permit with you at all times while fishing on the Eastern Band Reservation.
Please note there are no refunds with your permit purchase. If you have questions or comments please contact Mary Hornbuckle at (828) 497-1826.