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Cherokee Fishing Tournaments

Cherokee Fishing Tournaments

We have a lot of fishing tournaments going this year for anglers of all ages. Including KOA fishing tournaments with bigger prizes. Please note there is no fishing allowed March 13-28, before the tribe's first tournament. 

Cherokee Opening Day Fishing Tournament

Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, March 29

$15 entry fee AND a $17 two-day fishing permit to compete for $20,000 in tagged fish. Tagged fish are stocked for this event, catch and redeem for cash prizes


Cherokee Memorial Day Trout Tournament

Saturday, May 23 – Sunday, May 24

$15 entry fee and $17 two-day fishing permit to compete for $10,000 in tagged fish. Tagged fish are stocked for this event, catch and redeem for cash prizes.


Tim Hill Annual Trout Tournament

Saturday, July 11 – Sunday, July 12

$15 entry fee and $17 two-day fishing permit to compete for $10,000 in tagged fish. Tagged fish are stocked for this event, catch and redeem for cash prizes.


The Qualla Country Trout Tournament

Saturday, September 5 – Sunday, September 6

$15 entry fee AND a $17 two-day fishing permit to compete for $20,000 in tagged fish. Tagged fish are stocked for this event, catch and redeem for cash prizes.


Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament

Saturday, November 7 – Sunday, November 8

$300 entry fee for two-person team. Cash prizes totaling $10,000*. Must register by October 5, 2020. Additional details to be announced.






                                           





   





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