THE CAROLINA TRACE

T.U.F.F. Club

Sanford, NC 27332


Lake Trace Hotline

919-499-1300

TUFF Events

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2017 TUFF Awards Presentation December 9th, CTCC dock at 10:30 a.m.

by Miss Libby

Posted on Thu Nov 16 2017



CHANGE OF VENUE. DUE TO SNOW PREDICTED, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE (NICE AND WARM) GOVERNOR'S ROOM IN THE BEAUTIFUL CAROLINA TRACE COUNTRY CLUB. Thank you Escalante! This Saturday (December 9th) why not swing by the CTCC to meet the winners in the Adult and Youth Divisions of our 2017 TUFF Fishing Derby which runs every year from March 1st to November 15th. It's a great way to find out about catching big bass and other kinds of fish in Lake Trace. A 13.5 pound and 13 pound largemouth bass garnered 1st and 2nd place this year. Lake Trace is an awesome fishery! Plus you can register your youngster for our free fishing lessons in 2018. We are looking for youngsters to teach from home-school, year-round and traditional calendar families. We provide equipment, bait and instruction from TUFF volunteers. We will be handing out five engraved plaques and four TUFF Certificates of Excellence to Adults and five Goodie Bags (with gold, silver or bronze fish medallions, fish ornaments, fish stickers, TUFF Certificates, candy) to youngsters who won. "Tis the season - so this event will take place in a timely fashion, so you can continue your holiday shopping and weekend errands by 11:15 a.m.! . Click on Read More to see awards you or your child may win if you register your catch. (See details under Catches section.)

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Free Fishing Lessons Saturday, March 24th & 31st

by Miss Libby

Posted on Thu Feb 15 2018



10 a.m. to noon at CTCC dock. Call Libby to register so we know how many poles and bait boxes to bring. 919-499-1300 or e-mail gofishin247@gmail.com.

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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 gofishin247@gmail.com 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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TUFF SPRING FISH FOR FUN LESSONS. MARCH 24th & MARCH 31st. MUST SIGN UP! 10 A.M to noon at CTCC dock

by Miss Libby

Posted on Wed Feb 14 2018



 

THINK SPRING & SAVE THE DATES!

 

CHILDREN EIGHT AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT!

There will be two TUFF Kid Caster’s “Fish for Fun” lessons during Spring Break.

  Free instruction, equipment and bait.

These Saturday events will start at the CTCC dock  10 a.m. to noon, weather permitting.

You MUST sign up by calling me at 919-499-1300. 

This is so we know how many poles and how much bait is needed! 

March 24th for Year Round and Home School CT children

and March 31st for Traditional Calendar CT children

 

CALL 919-499-1300 OR EMAIL ME at gofishin247@gmail.com to register.

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