Welcome back to the second year of the N.C. Flatfish Championship. We hope you decide to fish with us and be a part of the weekend festivities.
Joyner Marina will again serve as our tournament headquarters. Please come enjoy Joyner Marina’s view of Snow’s Cut and the ICW. Even if you don’t enter the tournament, we encourage you to come out Saturday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 to watch the weigh-in (and bring some money for t-shirts and raffle tickets).
As a reminder, this fall tournament is a true flounder tournament. First place goes to the boat with the heaviest two-flatfish aggregate. And, like last year, if you like a payout for the one biggest fish, then you’ll want to get in one or both of our TWT’s.
We saw some nice fish last year, but participants didn’t have to work too hard to get some prize money in their pocket. If you weighed in two fish that together totaled more than 3.21 lbs., then you would have at least won your entry fee back.
One new addition to this year’s N.C. Flatfish is our “Beat the Record” prize. If you set a new tournament record by beating last year’s two-flounder aggregate of 11.08 lbs., then you’ll win a hand-crafted copper art work compliments of Marine Copper Designs. You can check out this special award on page 15.
A popular returning feature is our live flounder bonus payouts. We’re paying out a $10 bonus (up to $20 per boat) for every flounder weighed in alive that makes the leader board. The live fish get released (or they are donated to UNCW’s flounder hatchery), and you get some extra cash. It’s a win/win.
Our beneficiary for the second year in a row is the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, a non-profit organization that works to protect pristine natural areas and waters on the coast of North Carolina. Since its inception, over 45,000 acres of barrier island beaches, marshes, and other special coastal areas have been protected, all recreational places in our community where both residents and visitors can boat, fish, kayak, or just enjoy the outdoors.
In addition to our participants, the success of the N.C. Flatfish Championship lies in the efforts of our sponsors, supporters, and volunteers. Please let them know that you appreciate their involvement and dedication to the flounder fishermen of North Carolina.
So here’s your shot at the title. Be the Champ!
For complete information and entry forms: