There is still time to register for the Spring 2016 Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament and compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes.
The 18th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament will be held over two days, Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2016. Tournament registration is open to everyone possessing the appropriate fishing license and permits. There are divisions for adult and children, as well as locals and tourists. Cost is $25 per person for a single day or $40 for both days.
Participants will fish for rainbow trout in the West Prong Little Pigeon River from the National Park boundary in Gatlinburg, downstream to the Sevierville City Park bridge and its tributaries (Roaring Fork, LeConte Creek, and Dudley Creek). See the tournament rules and regulations.
More than 10,000 trout will be stocked into streams prior to the event.
Prizes offered include $500 for Largest Trout, $500 for Smallest Trout, fishing equipment, gift certificates, tickets to local attractions, lodging stays and more.
Register for the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament online, by calling (865) 661-3474, or in person at Smoky Mountain Angler, 469 Brookside Village Way in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Late registration is available in person with cash only on Friday, April 1, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Riverside Motor Lodge, 3575 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
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