Fisherman's Post

Topsail Fall Surf and Pier Fishing Challenge

November 3 – 5, 2017


Surf City – Topsail Beach – North Topsail Beach

November 3 – 5, 2017


DOWNLOAD PRINT ENTRY FORM:

Click here to print out an entry form (pdf file) for the Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge:
2017 Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge Print Entry Form.


REGISTER ONLINE:

Click here to fill out an online entry form for the Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge:
2017 Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge Online Registration.


DOWNLOAD COMPLETE RULES:

Click here for a printable version (pdf file) of the Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge Rules:
2017 Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge Rules.


QUICK FACTS

Surf Fishing Participants only compete against other Surf Fishing Participants
Pier Fishing Participants only compete against other Pier Fishing Participants
No participant can enter both the Surf Fishing Division and the Pier Fishing Division–you can only enter one.

Surf Categories: Bluefish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sea Mullet
Pier Categories: Bluefish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sea Mullet
Entry Fee: $60 per angler before October 23; $70 per angler after October 23 (one entry fee gets you in all four categories except Red Drum Calcutta)
Surf Red Drum Calcutta: $25 per angler (Red Drum Calcutta is optional–it is offered as another way for tournament participants to win money)
Pier Red Drum Calcutta: $25 per angler (Red Drum Calcutta is optional–it is offered as another way for tournament participants to win money)
Over $16,000 in cash and prizes (based on 250 entries in both surf & pier)

Surf Boundaries: Must fish from a Topsail Island beach.
Pier Fishing Boundaries: Must fish from a Topsail Island pier.
Four Weigh-in Locations: Surf City Pier, East Coast Sports, Jolly Roger Pier, and Seaview Pier.
Tournament Headquarters: under the big tent in the East Coast Sports parking lot

Live Updates: There are three updates throughout the tournament weekend: Saturday 8:00 am;  Saturday 8:00 pm; and Sunday 8:00 am. Updates will be posted in three places:

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/FishPost. Latest updates will be posted to the top of our feed.
  • Website: Latest updates will be posted on the Results page.
  • Weigh-In Stations: Each weigh-in station will have a whiteboard with the latest updates.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Registration: Friday, November 3, from 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm (everyone must stop by Registration/Tournament HQ to receive their tournament wrist band and have the band placed upon their wrist–no exceptions!)
Fish Time Starts: Friday, November 3, 12:00 midnight.
Fish Time Ends: Sunday, November 5, 12:00 noon.
Awards Dinner: Sunday, November 5, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Tournament HQ (under the big tent in the East Coast Sports parking lot)
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, November 5, at 2:00 pm at Tournament HQ (under the big tent in the East Coast Sports parking lot)
Tournament Raffle: immediately following Awards


SURF PRIMARY PAYOUTS

 1st2nd3rd4th5th
Bluefish$1000$600$400$250$100
Flounder$1000$600$400$250$100
Sea Mullet$500$300$200$100$50
Black Drum$500$300$200$100$50

* Surf Primary Payouts based on 200 paid entries.


PIER PRIMARY PAYOUTS

 1st2nd3rd
Bluefish$1000$750$500
Flounder/Spanish$1000$750$500
Sea Mullet$600$400$200
Black Drum$600$400$200

* Pier Primary Payouts based on 100 paid entries.


SURF & PIER SPECIAL PRIZE PAYOUTS

Junior Angler*: 1st–$50
Lady Angler*: 1st–$50
Senior Angler*: 1st–$50
* Surf & Pier Special Prize Payouts guaranteed. Each Special Prize Payout awarded to either the Surf or Pier angler (not both) that weighs in the heaviest fish (red drum do not count towards Junior, Lady, and Senior angler prizes).


SURF RED DRUM CALCUTTA

Red Drum 1st: $850
Red Drum 2nd: $510
Red Drum 3rd: $340
* Surf Red Drum Calcutta is voluntary, and payouts are based on 80 paid entries.


PIER RED DRUM CALCUTTA

Red Drum 1st: $425
Red Drum 2nd: $255
Red Drum 3rd: $170
* Pier Red Drum Calcutta is voluntary, and payouts are based on 40 paid entries.


PIER CUP

The Pier Cup is awarded to the pier angler and the Topsail fishing pier where the heaviest leaderboard fish was weighed in. The name of the angler, the weight of the fish, and the name of the pier where the fish was caught will be engraved on the trophy.

Then the winning pier will retain possession of the Pier Cup until the next Topsail Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge when the Pier Cup will have to be defended.


BENEFICIARY

First Fruit Ministries serves over 20,000 hot meals, provides emergency groceries to over 5,000 households, and shelters over 24 homeless women and families annually.


CONTACT

Please direct all questions to Fisherman’s Post at (910) 452-6378, or you can send an email to surf@fishermanspost.com.