New club takes advantage of fly fishing’s growing popularity

In the Fall of 2016, two WCU students and avid anglers combined their passion for fishing as well as the opportunity of the area to start a new student club on campus. Jackson County, home to WCU, has recently been named the trout capital of North Carolina. Cole Cantrell, junior, and Tyler Cornett, freshman, recognized the growing […]

Chilly day for a river clean up

Perhaps it was the cooler temperatures (the mid-50’s) or the impending break, but the 2017 Tuck River Cleanup held on Saturday, April 8 was significantly smaller than in years past. The annual cleanup put on by Base Camp Cullowhee is the largest single day river cleanup in the nation, covering over 27 miles of the […]

Tuck River clean up back for it’s 33rd year

The largest single day river clean-up in the nation kicks off Saturday morning, April 8, on the campus of Western Carolina University. The Tuck River Cleanup is an annual event that takes the Cullowhee area by storm each year. This year is the 33rd annual cleanup, and it’s expected to be nothing less than spectacular. […]

Get ready to get wet – Tuck River Clean Up is coming up

The 31st Annual Tuck River Cleanup is coming up on Saturday, April 18. The cleanup is the nation’s largest single day river cleanup. Between 600 and 1,000 volunteers will join together to help clean 27 miles of the river. Registration starts on the University Center’s lawn at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. During this time, Base Camp Cullowhee […]

Fishing: a line and a lure

Every spring, the white bass converge on the rivers in North Carolina, gliding upstream to participate in spawning rituals that result in waters overflowing with the silver-bodied fish. If fishermen calculate correctly, they will find themselves ripping these fish out of the water faster than they can reel. “I’ve had days when I’ve literally caught […]

Spring cleaning the Tuck

Hundreds of students braved the chilly morning and cold water temperatures for the spring cleanup of the Tuckasegee River. The event is the nation’s largest single day cleanup in which estimated 600-900 students and community members participated this April 20. Students started gathering around the University Center lawn an hour before registration started to get a free t-shirt. All participants were required […]