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2019 fishing tournaments and events

Bryson City and Cherokee

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West Swain Fire Department
Annual Bass Tournament

Saturday, May 4
$100 per boat, includes BBQ Dinner, big fish pool & launch fee. Launch from Almond Boat Park on Fontana Lake. All proceeds benefit the West Swain County Volunteer Fire Department (Bryson City area). Entry Fee 1st Place - $1,500 plus $1,775 in 9 additional cash prizes. Raffle prizes. To register call Jim at 828-488-6423 or Chris at 828-488-2424 or by visiting Clampitt Ace Hardware (111 Main St., Bryson City), Smoky Mtn. Lakes & Marine (Hwy 74 West) or Almond Boat Park (Hwy 28 North).

Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament
Friday - Sunday, November 1-3
$225 two-person team entry fee includes lunch and dinner. $10,000 in prizes divided among top teams. A fly-fishing competition held on the 2.2 miles of trophy, catch-and-release waters in Cherokee. More info