T.U.F.F. Club

Sanford, NC 27332

Lake Trace Hotline


Congratulations to our 2017 TUFF Derby Winners!

by Miss Libby

Posted on Mon Dec 11 2017

From left to right, our winners include: Don Facciolo (MC) 1st Place Bass, 1st Place Crappie & 2nd Place Catfish; TUFF Certificate of Excellence/Bass winner Buster Harrill (NS) accepted the 2nd Place Bass award for his friend Chuck Byrd (NS); Pam Zorn (SM) 2nd Place Crappie with her TUFF Certificate of Excellence/Bass; Jody Jackett (GN) accepted 1st Place Catfish award for Andrea Thompson of Wisconsin; Kip Chojnacki (HL) accepted for his grandchildren Karis & Kira of Washington, D.C. for their Bream wins at our April Fish for Fun lesson; and David Zorn with his TUFF Certificate of Excellence/Bass.

Front row: Congratulations to Elizabeth and Sarah Bender of Laurel Thicket who attended our April Fish for Fun lesson at the CTCC dock and landed a 10.5 and 11 inch catfish to garner Bronze and Silver Fish Medallions. Not shown is Andy Lee, our 1st Place Gold Medallion winner in the Catfish Category of our Youth Division. TUFF Kid Casters are awesome!

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To see the pictures of the winning catches and how, when and where they were caught, please e-mail me at and I will send you the four page pdf file called TUFF DERBY 2017 WINNERS PICTURE PARADE.

Our seasonal Derby runs from March 1st to November 15th every year, and it is open to everyone in Trace. Go to our Derby section to learn more. Everyone in Carolina Trace can register their catch! ( online form, go to Catches) If you own a home, rent a home, or own a lot in Carolina Trace, you are eligible to register your catch. Your extended family and friends/guests, if they are fishing with you are eligible. You do not need to be a member of TUFF or the Club either. Join the fun and win a fabulous prize and bragging rights! 

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