News & Updates

3 Rivers Angler is Turning 4 Years Old, Friday November 20th

Created on 03 November 2015 in Category: News & Updates

Anniversary-SaleAw shucks, it's happened again. A little older and a little wiser 3 Rivers Angler is turning four and we want to celebrate that milestone with the folks that matter most, namely, you! Please do join us for drinks, treats, and a number of specials on Friday, November 20th from 6 to 9ish.  The storewide sale will be going on all day long so even if you can't make it in for the festivities be sure to drop by and get a jump on your holiday list!

Enjoy snacks, treats and drinks!

Hang out with new and old friends!

Shop early and local for the holidays!

Cheers for Charity, Thursday Sept. 24th 6pm

Created on 09 September 2015 in Category: News & Updates

PHWFF CheersCheers for Charity benefiting Project Healing Waters this Thursday Sept. 24th!

Please join 3 Rivers Angler on Thursday September 24th from 6 to 8 as we support Project Healing Waters and their extremely important cause. If you are not familiar with Project Healing Waters please take a moment to click the above link to learn a little bit more about what they do and who they help. Having done so we are sure you will agree that this is a cause that anglers and non-anglers alike can support. Please help us to do so this Thursday with a beer and a few fishing stories about the phenomenal fishing we've been blessed with thus far this season. 

The first beer is free with a $5 suggested donation after that to benefit Project Healing Waters. In addition to your donations, 3 Rivers Angler will donate  10% of store sales that evening for Project Healing Waters.  3 Rivers Angler's Cheers for Charity program helps to raise awareness of local non-profits that mean a great deal to the well being of the angling community in our area as well as the environments we love to visit. 

2015 Carp Cup Recap

Created on 09 September 2015 in Category: News & Updates

2015 Carp KingThe 4th Annual 3 Rivers Carp Cup came and went on August 1st and by all accounts it was a roaring success. In an attempt to have the cup coincide with more favorable flows on the two principle tailwaters (the Holston and French Broad), cup chairman and all around great guy Allen Gillespie moved the date up several weeks in order to avoid TVA's draw down period. The ploy worked as both rivers had extremely favorable flows for both boating and wading anglers on the day of the Cup. The 2016th 3 Rivers Carp Cup will be held on July 30th so start making your plans accordingly! 

Here's the stats:

The 2015 Carp Cup saw 53 anglers compete for fame and glory.

53 Anglers divided between 21 teams and 6 anglers in the Individual/Kayak division.

44 carp caught for a total of 996 inches of fish, over eighty feet.

Team Winner: Carpdiem

Mitchell Bell

Nick Barnett

Bo Shipley

Landed 5 carp for a total of 113".

Individual Winner: WW Armstrong

Landed 8 carp with the top 5 measuring 120".

Carp King: William Murphy

Team: Steaming Pile of Carp

Winning Fish: Buffalo measuring 28"

2016 3 Rivers Carp Cup 7/30/2016

Top 5 Teams:

1.      Caprdiem 113"

2.      Habeas Carpus 104"

3.      Steaming Pile of Carp 102"

4.      Midwest Waters 93"

5.      South Bend Carp 51"

Top Individuals:

1.      WW Armstrong 120"

2.      Mike Dey 115"

3.      Jeremy Edge 90"

4.      Aaron Kaiser 71"


Fall 2015 Fly Fishing 101 Classes

Created on 31 August 2015 in Category: News & Updates

FF1013 Rivers Angler, your local fly fishing resource, is offering "fly fishing 101″ lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging at absolutely no charge. Each classs teaches the basics of rigging, casting and other intro to fly fishing skills. All of the gear and instruction is provided free of charge. Space is limited so please make sure to sign up well in advance.

Call 3 Rivers Angler 865-200-5271 for more information or drop John an email at     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

You should be at least 12 years old. Bring a fly rod and reel with line if you have one, (if not, one can be provided in the beginning.) We'll be covering "what to buy" during the first class session so it is something that we can work around if you do not have one to start. Bring a notebook and pen to take notes.

Course space is limited to 6 students. 

2015 Fall Fly Fishing 101 Schedule

Wed. Sept. 16th 5-6:30 pm

Wed. Sept. 23rd 5-6:30 pm

Wed. Sept. 30th 5-6:30 pm

Wed. Oct. 7th 5-6:30 pm

Wed. Oct. 14th 5-6:30 pm

Wed. Oct. 21st 5-6:30 pm

Wed. Oct. 28th 5-6:30 pm


Dustan Louque at the EKFC August 22nd!

Created on 19 August 2015 in Category: News & Updates

louque1This Saturday evening on the idyllic East Knoxville Fishing Club, a man from New Orleans named Louque will sing songs with lines like: “So let's stop and hold onto love for a while/ And let it linger / Don't let it, don't let it die/ I won't let it die, these flowers in bloom/ Listen to the river song . . .”

Louque is a global troubadour who has absorbed the styles of his native Cajun culture, dub, trip hop, the great classical pianists, rock and roll, Americana, and more. His eclectic muses sing out, “Pour the wine and sip it to the past, may the song sound glorious.”And each composition is glorious because it is all him and the people he has experienced. So in the end, Louque is playing folk music—his folk music.

This very unique concert experience will take place just 15 minutes from downtown Knoxville on the Holston River at the East Knoxville Fishing Club’s river house.  The performance will happen rain or shine—first set at 7 p.m.Bring chairs, children, fishing poles, a picnic basket (there is a grill available), and your own alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.  Come as early as 5:30 p.m. to enjoy fishing, paddling, or both.  

Park at the Dialysis Clinic at 5811 East John Sevier Hwy and a shuttle will take you to the river house. (After you turn off Asheville Highway and onto John Sevier Hwy the clinic is 1/2 a mile on your right—if you arrive after7:00, text 719-6228 for the shuttle).  

Listen to Dustan Louque’s latest album here: Campo Santo And then bring family and friends out to experience this artist live under the cool trees and by the river.