Fish Cherokee 2021 schedule 

by Jan 12, 2021General Announcements


The Catch & Keep Enterprise Waters will be closed to everyone from March 13-26.  The Catch & Release Enterprise Waters are open all year for trophy water fly fishing only.  

Following is a list of tournaments sponsored by Fish Cherokee, a program of the EBCI Natural Resource Program (a two-day Tribal Fish Permit {$17} and tournament registration {$15} is required for all) : 

March 27-28: Opening Day Tournament 

– $20,000 cash prizes 

– Registration deadline is Friday, March 26 

May 29-30: Memorial Day Tournament 

– $10,000 cash prizes 

– Registration deadline is Friday, May 28 

Tim Hill Memorial Tournament: July 24-25 

– $10,000 cash prizes 

– Registration deadline is Friday, July 23 

Qualla Country Tournament: Sept. 4-5 

– $20,000 cash prizes 

– Registration deadlines is Friday, Sept. 3 

Tag turn-in for all tournaments is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the EBCI Natural Resources Enforcement Office at 517 Sequoyah Trail.  

Participants may purchase a Tribal Fish Permit online at or from a local permit vendor.  Children ages 11 and under may participate in tournaments under a supervising adult’s registration and fish permit.  Legal fishing methods apply to everyone.  Report fishing violations to 497-4131 (10-fish limit per day per permit holder which includes catch of children, catch must be kept separate, fly-fishing in ponds is allowed, re-releasing caught fish into ponds prohibited).  Fishing hours are one hour prior to sunrise until one hour after sunset.  Discarding fish remains anywhere other than trash bins is prohibited. 

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– EBCI Natural Resources