2014 North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Tournament
|The Tournament begins January 1, 2014 and ends Midnight, December 31, 2014.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD, ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 15, 2015.
Read and print the Tournament Requirements
Fish shall be caught in accordance with North Carolina State and Federal laws and regulations as well as the N.C. Saltwater Fishing Tournament rules. Everyone is eligible except a charter boat captain or a crewman of a for-hire boat or anyone who offers fish for sale. Weighmasters or their employees are eligible for awards, provided a witness signs verification. Eligible waters include all North Carolina sounds, estuaries, surf, and the Atlantic Ocean. No registration fee is required.
Certificate Qualifications: All fish must be caught on hook and line and landed or brought to gaff or net by the angler. No electric or hydraulic equipment is allowed. Fish must be weighed by an authorized weighmaster (or his/her representative) at an official weigh station. Each fish must be recorded on an official application form, signed by the angler and by a weighmaster. Snagged, mutilated, scaled, speared, frozen, or shot fish are not eligible. The weighmaster reserves the right to cut, open, or mark the fish after it has been weighed.
Release Rules: Angler or mate must touch the fish or the leader. Application must be completed with exception of length and weight (false albacore, amberjack, Atlantic bonito, barracuda, cobia, black drum, jack crevalle, king mackerel, shark, striped bass, gray trout, speckled trout and red drum must have the length recorded). A witness must sign the application.
The Official 2014 North Carolina
|Albacore, False||Release Only E||Pompano, Florida||2 lbs|
|Amberjack||50 lbs H||Porgy (Silver Snapper)||4 lbs|
|Atlantic Bonito||8 lbs B||Sailfish||Release Only A|
|Barracuda||Release Only G||Shark||150 lbs J|
|Bass, Black Sea||4 lbs.||Sheepshead||8 lbs|
|Bluefish||15 lbs||Spearfish||Release Only A|
|Cobia||40 lbs D||Spot||1 lb|
|Croaker||3 lbs||Striped Bass||35 lbs G|
|Dolphin||35 lbs||Tarpon||Release Only A|
|Drum, Black||35 lbs F||Tilefish, Gray||10 lbs|
|Drum, Red||Release Only F||Triggerfish||5 lbs|
|Flounder||5 lbs||Trout, Gray||5 lbs B|
|Grouper||20 lbs||Trout, Speckled||5 lbs B|
|Jack, Crevalle||Release Only C||Tuna, Bigeye||100 lbs|
|Mackerel, King||30 lbs G||Tuna, Blackfin||20 lbs|
|Mackerel, Spanish||6 lbs||Tuna, Bluefin||200 lbs I|
|Marlin, Blue||400 lbs A||Tuna, Yellowfin||70 lbs.|
|Marlin, White||Release Only A||Wahoo||40 lbs.|
|Mullet, Sea||1 1/2 lbs|
A = Award for live release of fish, regardless of size
|F = Award for live release of fish, 40 inches or longer
G = Award for live release of fish, 45 inches or longer
H = Award for live release of fish, 50 inches or longer
I =Award for live release of fish, 70 inches or longer
J = Award for live release of fish, 80 inches or longer
For more information on the NC Saltwater Fishing Tournament contact Carole Willis