Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail Rules


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1. The Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Inshore Trail is a series of five tournaments that offer an opportunity for a team to weigh in flounder and/or red drum in each of the five events.
2. The five tournaments that qualify for points towards the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail Championship are the following: Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge (event #1—single heaviest flounder and/or single heaviest red drum leaderboard), Topsail Inshore Challenge (event #2—two-red drum aggregate leaderboard with a single heaviest flounder TWT), Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge (event #3—single heaviest flounder and/or single heaviest red drum leaderboard), Southport Inshore Challenge (event #4—two-flounder aggregate leaderboard with a single heaviest red drum TWT) and Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge (event #5— single heaviest flounder and/or single heaviest red drum leaderboard).
3. The Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge is the final event of the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail. It is not an exclusive championship event, nor is it an event that you must qualify for.
4. No separate entry fee is required to enter/qualify for Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail points. Your entry fee into any of the five individual tournaments automatically enters you into the Inshore Trail.
5. This is a team competition. Participants must choose a team name when registering for any of the individual tournaments, and the team name shall remain the same over the course of the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail. If a participant registers with a different team name at any of the individual events, then that team’s results won’t transfer to the original team name—it is the participant’s/team’s responsibility to register at each event with the correct team name.
6. Points will be accumulated under the team’s name.
7. Teams will be awarded points in each individual tournament corresponding to their qualifying flounder and/or their qualifying red drum. For example, if a team weighs a 4.65 lb. flounder and a 6.30 lb. red drum, the team will receive 4.65 points towards the Flounder Division and 6.30 points towards the Red Drum Division of the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Inshore Trail Championship.
8. In the Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge and the Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge, one flounder and/or one red drum per event qualifies for Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail standings. In the Topsail Inshore Challenge, one flounder and/or up to two red drum qualifies for Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail standings. In the Southport Inshore Challenge, one red drum and/or up to two flounder qualifies for Inshore Trail standings. In the Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge, one flounder and/or one red drum qualifies for Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail standings.
9. In the Topsail Inshore Challenge, a team must be entered in the Flounder TWT for a flounder to count towards Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail points. In the Southport Inshore Challenge, a team must be entered in the Red Drum TWT for a red drum to count towards Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail points.
10. Participants may fish any or all of the events to qualify for points toward the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail Championship. Teams are not required to fish a minimum number of events.
11. The team with the highest point totals for up to three flounder over the course of the five events will be declared the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail Flounder Champion.
12. The team with the highest point totals for up to three red drum over the course of the five events will be declared the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail Red Drum Champion.
13. In the event of a tie at the culmination of the five events, the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail Division Champions will be determined by the team’s heaviest individual flounder or heaviest individual red drum in any one tournament. In the event a tie still exists, the second heaviest fish will be considered. And in the event a tie still exists after comparing the second fish, then the winner will be declared by the team that weighed in their heaviest single fish first.
14. By entering the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail, the captain, crew, and team consent that the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail may use without payment or restrictions any photographs in which he or she appears for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to resale, advertising, commercial, or promotional material.
15. Infractions of the individual tournament rules and/or Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail rules may impact a team’s ability to fish the rest of the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail.
16. Competitors may be subject to a polygraph test at any time over the course of the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail, and a failed polygraph will be grounds for immediate disqualification from the Trail.
17. Any protests regarding Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail rules shall be accompanied by a $200 cash deposit, and the protest must be made within one hour of the close of scales at the Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge. The deposit will be returned if the protest is upheld, and the deposit will be forfeited to the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail if the protest is not upheld.
18. All rule decisions are left to the Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail Committee, and all decisions are final.
19. The Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail Committee has the right to refuse entry from any applicant.
20. All captains, crewmembers, and teams are responsible for reading and following all individual tournament and Anglers Marine NC/Ranger Boats Inshore Trail rules.

Questions? Contact Fisherman’s Post at (910) 452-6378 or trail@fishermanspost.com.