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Nov. 10 tourney on Lake Wylie helps college fishing club

November 5, 2012 

— The Gardner-Webb University Fishing Club is sponsoring the Bulldog Bassh Tournament on Nov. 10 at Buster Boyd Access Area on Lake Wylie.

Launch time is 7 a.m. Cost to enter is $80 per boat, with $10 big bass optional.

Payback is for the top five spots, including $1,000 for first, based on a full field of boats. There also will be door prizes and giveaways.

In its fourth year, coming off of a hot year in 2012 placing seventh at Lake Guntersville against 50 other collegiate fishing teams, the club is raising money to purchase its first bass boat.

Sponsorships are available. For more information or to enter, call 704-406-3988 or visit gardner-webb.edu/fishingclub.

Catfish Club tourney continues on Wylie

The Catawba Catfish Club announces events in its 2012-13 tournaments schedule, including two regular season and one championship event on Lake Wylie.

• Dec. 8, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park

• Jan. 5, Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Access Area

• Feb. 2, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park

• March 2, Fishing Creek Reservoir, Hwy. 21 Access

• April 13, Lake Monticello, Hwy. 99 Access

• Championship event for Catawba Catfish Club, May 4-5, Lake Wylie, Ebenezer Park

For more information, visit catawbacatfishclub.com.

E15 warning stickers available

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is distributing 100,000 E15 warning labels to NMMA member boat manufacturers across the country to place on their boats in hopes of alerting boaters to the potential dangers of fuel with a high volume of ethanol.

The labels will help educate boaters that E15 should not be used in their boat.

In Lake Wylie, Kangaroo Express at 4044 Charlotte Hwy. and BP at 5075 Charlotte Hwy. sell ethanol-free fuel.

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