Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2010
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Meet Me in the Smokies Fishing Challenge held

Shown (left-right) Trent Wolfe with his winning 20 ½ inch rainbow trout; Matthew Pegg, executive director of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce; and Justin French with his 17 ½ inch rainbow trout. (Photos courtesy of Cherokee Chamber of Commerce)

The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce hosted the first annual Meet Me in the Smokies Fishing Challenge for local and visiting fishermen on Saturday, July 17. 

The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce hosted the first annual Meet Me in the Smokies Fishing Challenge in partnership with River’s Edge Outfitters, EBCI Fisheries and Wildlife Management and the Cherokee Rotary.  Dozens of local and visiting fishermen enjoyed a great day of fishing on the Cherokee Enterprise waters. 

Joe Street (left), owner of Rivers Edge Outfitters and Matthew Pegg, executive director of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce measure the winning fish. Chris Anderson, owner of Rivers Edge Outfitters, is admiring the winning the fish thru the window.

Wayne Wolfe of Cherokee; C.V. Harnet of Fayetteville, NC; and Mike Wakefield of Madison, NC all won cash prizes for catching one of the 250 tagged fish that were stocked.  Trent Wolfe, of Cherokee, won the first place prize for the longest fish caught.  His 20 and a half inch rainbow trout was caught off Big Cove Road.  Justin French, also of Cherokee, won the second place prize with his 17 and a half inch rainbow trout.

For more information concerning the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, please call 828-497-6700 or visit CherokeeSmokies.com. 

 Source: Cherokee Chamber release

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