The Tellico Village Fishing Club holds a tournament and outing monthly March-October, and the club’s most recent event took place in July at the Clear Creek boat ramp.

Participants in the tournament fished 6:30-10 a.m. and then returned to Bruce and Dolly Garnett’s dock for breakfast and a social gathering. While enjoying breakfast and socializing, talk centered largely around where fish were caught and techniques anglers used during the tournament.

During the tourney, Jeff Farruggia caught a 20-inch largemouth bass, which was the largest fish of the day.

The Fishing Club has a monthly meeting at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month February-November at the Yacht Club. Each meeting includes a speaker, who discusses fishing locations and techniques.

Two of the club’s meetings are held at the Tellico Village beach pavilion. Meetings at the beach pavilion include a hot dog social and swap meet in July and a fish fry in September.

In addition to the club’s usual activities, the        club is implementing a new program in which new members will be offered the opportunity to ride with more seasoned fishermen in order to obtain a one-on-one introduction to Tellico Lake to give members an idea about where to fish, what to use, how to fish around different structures and the best times to fish on area lakes for various species.

The club meets at 7 p.m. today on the top floor of the Yacht Club.

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