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September 2019

The Qualla Country Trout Tournament
Friday & Saturday, September 6 & 7
$11 entry fee and $20,000 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

October 2019

4th Annual Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Festival

Saturday, October 12, 9 am - 5 pm
The Warehouse at Nantahala Brewing,
116 Ramseur St., Bryson City, NC
See the latest product lines in vendor gear, meet fishing guides and fly tiers, watch casting demos and enjoy the Delayed Harvest waters on the Tuckasegee River at this annual festival. Live music and food. For more information contact the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop at 828-488-3333 or email Website

November 2019

Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament
Saturday - Sunday, November 2-3
$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

January 2020

Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival

January 11-12
Meadow Event Park, Doswell (Richmond), VA
Festival attendees listen to lectures from various experts and practice hands-on skills at the two-day, family-friendly event. Several wineries from throughout the Old Dominion provide free wine tastings for those 21 and older. All vendors are under roof in the Farm Bureau building, yet the events center is surrounded by extensive grounds suitable for outdoor classes and the casting pond. Doswell is just a few miles north of Richmond. 9:30 am - 5 pm. 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, Ga 23047. More information at