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Haywood County Inaugural
Fishing Tournament

Haywood County’s first fishing tournament, designed to establish a youth fishing program to promote and foster fishing here in Haywood County. This tournament is set up for all ages to compete along Richland Creek, a trout designated and stocked stream running through Waynesville.


Establishing a youth fishing program that infuses water quality education and outdoor recreation opportunities will provide our county’s youth the opportunity to connect with their environment in a fun and meaningful way. As shown with our Kids in the Creek program, providing an immersive and educational experience in our backyard ensures our future generations will become stewards of our waterways.


Event Details

Event Details

Location: Richland Creek at Vance St Park

430 Vance St, Waynesville, NC 28786

May 11, 2024


8 - 9am: Registration, drawing of beats

9 - 10:30am: First Heat

10:30 - 12:00pm: Second Heat

12 - 12:45pm: Creek Cleanup

1:00pm: Awards and Prizes

$45 per angler / 12 and under are free

Teams of 4 maximum*

*teams must choose one category; Fly or Conventional


Winning Categories: Conventional and Fly

Prizes will be 1st, 2nd, and Honorary Mention


Creek cleanup begins at 12, ends at 12:45pm​

Prize to whomever collects the most trash!


Deadlines to register:

NC Licensed anglers: Saturday, May 4th

Parking is free

Restrooms available

If you need a rod , waders, or tackle, please email us at to inquire about our partner support program; limited supply, first come, first serve.


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