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Go for the GOLD this summer!!

by Miss Libby

Posted on Sat Jun 01 2019

In case you didn’t know, the first week in June is “National Fishing and Boating” week, according to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. With summer vacation almost upon us, here is something fun for Trace families!!

CLICK ON READ MORE TO SEE OUR FIRST QUALIFIER FOR THIS AWARD! Click on each photo in picture gallery for captions.


To encourage more fishing (the other sport) in Carolina Trace, the Trace Union of Fervent Fishermen, aka the TUFF Club, has announced a new fishing award aimed at youngsters (13 and under) who catch one sunfish, one crappie, one catfish and one largemouth bass. They can be any size.  Just measure the length, take a picture of your child with the fish and release the fish where it was caught. Send the pic to  and call the Lake Hotline at 919-499-1300 to register. The new prize (the “Golden TUFF”) features a large gold fish mounted on an engraved marble stand (suitable for bragging rights).


These four species are the categories in our seasonal TUFF Derby which runs every year from March 1st to November 15th. If any fish has some size to it, it will automatically be entered into our 2019 derby where youngsters receive handsome gold, silver or bronze fish medallions, an official TUFF Certificate of Fishing Excellence and a Gift Bag at the winter Awards Ceremony.


To see what each fish looks like, a FREE North Carolina SPORT FISH Identification Pocket Guide is available starting June 7th in the compartment below the TUFF Scoreboard at the Gatehouse exit or by calling the Lake Hotline 919-499-1300.

Click on Read More to see more pics. You can also pick up the Fish ID booklet at my house at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue in Hidden Lake POA anytime.

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