Club Rules

This is a Sporting Club — Any Compromise of Honesty or Integrity will result in Loss of Membership

1) Before entering fish, membership dues must be paid in full (due January 1st of each year). An entry will be disqualified if dues have not been paid. The contest year runs from January 1st to November 30th. Fish caught in December will count in the following year provided that dues are paid at the start of the new year.

2) Only salt water species are eligible. All entries must be caught on LIVE BAIT ONLY and must be caught by hook and line in North Carolina state coastal waters or adjacent federal waters.

3) All fish must be weighed on state certified scales and must meet state or federal regulations.

4) There are three divisions: Men’s, Women’s and Junior (16 years and under).

5) A person cannot enter a fish caught by someone else. You must physically make the catch (i.e. a Captain cannot enter a fish caught by one of the crew).

6) Official weigh stations are Island Tackle and Hardware, Blackburn Brothers Seafood, and Tex’s Tackle. The weigh station will fill out an entry blank. (Please show patience if the weigh station is busy.) It is your responsibility to mail your completed and signed entry to the club contest chairman by the 5th day of the following month in which your catch is made. All entries must be in by November 30th.

7) Fish caught away from Pleasure Island may be entered by submitting a weight receipt from an establishment using State certified scales, dated and signed by a witness with the witness’ phone number. Weights for King Mackerel caught in major tournaments using certified scales are acceptable (send a copy of the weigh-in receipt).

8) Any fish that ties/breaks an existing club record must be viewed by a Board Member to verify the specie and weight. A potential record caught away from Pleasure Island must include a photo clearly identifying the type of fish.

9) Call a Board Member to resolve questionable identification of a fish.

10) Plaques are awarded at the Chowder Cook-off in February for the largest fish (by weight) of each species entered.

11) We encourage conservation and “Catch and Release” practices. A plaque will be awarded for any released Sailfish or Tarpon, or a Red Drum 40” or longer.

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