by Miss Libby
Posted on Thu Nov 29 2018
We had six youngsters who registered their catches and won a prize during our 2018 TUFF Derby which runs every year from March 1st to November 15th. Pictured above is Elizabeth Bender (LT) who reeled in this eleven inch catfish during our March 31st Spring Break "Fish for Fun" lesson at the CTCC dock. Last year Elizabeth was a 3rd place winner with a 10.5 inch catfish. Now she adds a 1st Place Catfish gold fish medallion to her bronze one from last year. Way to go Elizabeth!
Any Carolina Trace owner or renter, their family members or guests can enter to win a handsome engraved plaque (Adults) or beautiful Gold, Silver or Bronze Fishing Medallions (Youth 16 & Under) in Bass, Crappie, Bream or Catfish Categories. You don't have to be a member of TUFF or the Club to participate.
To register your catch, measure its length/girth, take a pic, and release your fish where you caught it. If you don't have a cloth tape measure, cut a piece of your fishing line to measure the length and cut another piece of line to measure the girth (the fattest part around the middle). In the Youth Division, we just need the length in the Crappie, Bream or Catfish Categories. For bass entries, also measuring the girth really helps us gather data about the fishery. To register online, click on Catches above and click on New Catch Form (non-members). Call Libby at 919-499-1300 to get posted on the TUFF Scoreboard or if you have questions.
Besides the coveted TUFF awards, in 2019 you can win the new "GOLDEN TUFF" fish trophy which will be awarded to any (16 or younger) TUFF Derby participant who registers a fish in all four Categories! Check out our Photo Gallery below and click on the big pictures for captions for details