WB Inshore Challenge Welcome

July 26 – 27, 2019, at Wild Wing Cafe and Wrightsville Beach Marina


Welcome to the Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge. The WBIC is the longest standing Fisherman’s Post tradition (in its 14th year), and as it’s our oldest child, we like to offer numerous features to make it an even more memorable time for those anglers that choose to spend the weekend with us.

For starters, this year’s WBIC will be a big money tournament, offering a guaranteed $1000 1st place payout for Flounder and a $1000 1st place payout for Red Drum. These guaranteed payouts are sponsored by Donat/Goodwin/Sledzik Real Estate Group & Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty, so no matter how many boats fish this year, the first place payouts for both divisions are guaranteed.

The event’s home once again is Wild Wing Cafe for Friday’s Registration and Captains’ Party, complete with free gourmet pizza provided by Papa Murphy’s and drinks provided by Anheuser Busch/R.A. Jeffreys, and Saturday’s Awards Dinner that will feature a complimentary full dinner buffet provided by Wild Wing Cafe.

We’re equally excited to return to Sam Clary and crew’s Wrightsville Beach Marina for Saturday’s 1:00-4:00 pm weigh-in.

The WBIC will once again feature an eight-place leaderboard for both flounder and red drum, offering anglers weighing the single heaviest of either species some serious opportunities at leaving the event with hefty prize money.

Alongside the main leaderboard, TWTs for Single Big Flounder, Single Big Red Drum, and Heaviest Aggregate (one flounder/one red drum) are offered to give participants a chance to further fatten their winnings. The tournament will be offering the $50 guaranteed bounty for the Junior, Lady, and Senior scaling the heaviest single fish (flounder or red drum) in the event.

In addition, we’ll be featuring the popular Specialty Weight prizes where anglers closest to the designated weights will receive a $50 Intracoastal Angler gift card. And if those fish closest in weight are brought in alive, then the anglers will receive an additional $25 gift card.

Other prizes include SeaTow’s two $50 gift certificates (to Tex’s Tackle) for the heaviest single flounder and heaviest single red drum weighed in by current SeaTow members, and a Costa sunglasses raffle prize wherein each team weighing in a fish (flounder or red drum) earns a free raffle ticket per fish. Finally, to celebrate those anglers able to bring both a flounder and a red drum to the scales, East Coast Sport’s is sponsoring the $100 Aggregate prize.

Fisherman’s Post Newspaper is committed to conserving the resources that make events like this a possibility, so we’ll be awarding bonus cash payouts to all fish making the leaderboard that are alive and in releasable condition. We feel this encourages live weigh-in without penalizing those anglers who don’t have the ability to keep a large flounder or red drum alive over the course of a full day of fishing.

The volunteers from Wilmington Elks will be helping us release fish, and we’ll be donating proceeds from the event to the Wilmington Elks to aid their mission of helping children, enhancing communities, and honoring the service and sacrifices of our military veterans.

If you’ve never fished a tournament before, this event is a great way to join in the experience. We hope to see you—old and new friends alike—at Friday evening’s Captains’ Party and Saturday’s Weigh-In and Awards, for a weekend of eating, drinking, and fishing.

Gary Hurley / Tournament Director
(910) 452-6378