Special Events


Catfish Derby (printable flyer)

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, the Cherokee Rod and Gun Club will host a Catfish Derby at the club’s pond located at 4280 Reservoir Road in Kingsport.

The Derby is open to the first (100) children ages 4 to 12. All children who wish to participate in the Catfish Derby must register by June 4, 2016. Children must have adult supervision and will need to bring their own fishing equipment and bait (chicken livers and power baits work best). Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m.; fishing will be from approximately 9:00 am until noon. There will be a limit of three (3) fish per registered child. Awards will be made to the boy and girl for the following catagories: 1) Longest Fish caught, 2) Heaviest Fish caught, and 3) First Limit of Three (3) fish caught.

Pre-registration required!

The fishing derby will be held at the W. T. "Dude" Bales Pond located at Cherokee Rod and Gun Club, 4280 Reservoir Road in Kingsport, TN. Register by contacting Kevin Broughton at (423) 343-9073 and providing the childs's name and age, parent or guardian's name and daytime phone number.


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