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fishing tournaments and events

Bryson City and Cherokee

The Tim Hill Memorial Trout Tournament
Friday & Saturday, July 9-10, 2022
$15 entry fee and a $17 two-day fishing permit to compete for your share of $10,000 in tagged fish in the rivers on the Cherokee Reservation (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch and release waters). Hundreds of specially tagged fish will be stocked in the Cherokee public fishing waters. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Registration necessary to redeem cash prize. More info

The Qualla Country Trout Tournament
Friday & Saturday, September 4-5, 2022
$15 entry fee and a $17 two-day fishing permit to compete for your share of $20,000 in tagged fish in the riverson the Cherokee Reservation (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch and release waters). Hundreds of specially tagged fish will be stocked in the Cherokee public fishing waters. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Registration necessary to redeem cash prize. More info