Fisherman with rod, spinning reel on the river bank. Sunrise. Fishing for pike, perch, carp. Fog against the backdrop of lake. background Misty morning. wild nature. The concept of a rural getaway.

BRYSON CITY — Go head to head with fellow bass fishermen for the chance to win $1,500 on The West Swain County Fire Department Annual Bass Tournament on Fontana Lake May 1.

First prize is $1,500, with nine additional cash prizes totalling $1,700.

The entry fee of $100 per boa includes a BBQ dinner, big fish pool and launch fee. All proceeds benefit the West Swain County Volunteer Fire Department.

The launch point is Almond Boat Park, located at 1165 Almond Boat Park Rd., Bryson City. To register call Jim at 828-488-6423 or Chris at 828-488-2424.