Cherokee’s Summer Kickoff Trout Fishing Tournament nets 460 participants

by Apr 30, 2012SPORTS di-ne-lv-di-yi0 comments

Matthew Pegg (left), executive director of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, awards $500 to Dan Ryhmer of Gatlinburg, Tenn. The golden trout with the green tag was caught in Soco Creek. (Photo courtesy of Cherokee Chamber of Commerce)

     The EBCI Fish and Wildlife Management Team, in partnership with the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, hosted the Summer Kickoff Trout Tournament on April 27-29 in Cherokee.  With $10,000 worth of tagged fish in the public waters on the Qualla Boundary, a record number of participants fished for specially tagged fish.  A total of 460 people registered for this year’s tournament.  The next tagged fishing tournament is scheduled for July 13-15.  More information on fishing in Cherokee and all of the tournaments is available at

– Cherokee Chamber of Commerce