The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce is offering cash prizes for the largest flounder caught during its annual fishing tournament. The first place winner would take home $500.00 and a trophy. The person/s to reel in the second largest flounder will win $300.00, and the third place winner will win $100.00.
The Chamber has added a bonus to the tournament this year: Calcutta Contest. It’s only $10 to enter and cash prizes go to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd largest flounder. In addition, a cash prize will go to the heaviest flounder, $10 to enter. Then there’s the crowning of a 12-year-old and under Junior Angler; the entry fee is $5. With over 250 anglers, last year’s first place winner took home almost $1,200!
The Annual Flounder Fishing Tournament is a relaxing, fun contest. Participants can fish from the shore, pier, private boat, flounder party boats or charter boats, really anywhere in Maryland & Delaware Coastal waters between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the tournament day with the weigh-in taking place at Pines Point Marina from noon – 4 p.m. at 869 Yacht Club Drive Ocean Pines, MD (Tournament excludes the Chesapeake Bay. Fish must be caught within 3 nautical miles of shore and inland waters to the Virginia state lines.)
The first 150 entries also receive a FREE T-Shirt! T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the OP Chamber office on Cathell Road or at the weigh-in the day of the tournament for $10
The weigh-in is from noon – 4 p.m. at Pines Point Marina 869 Yacht Club Dr. Ocean Pines, MD with the awards presented immediately after. Entrants can bring in legal sized flounder (16” or larger- up to 4 fish per angler) for weighing in. Anglers must be registered for the contest by Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 3 p.m. to participate in the tournament on Saturday, August 4th, 2018.
Entry forms are available at the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce office 11031 Cathell Road Berlin, MD or you can now register online through our website: OceanPinesChamber.org. Just click on Events from the home page. Entry fee is $35 per person with discount for multiple fishermen. (2 or more $30 per person)
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Ocean Pines Chamber office: Phone: 410-641-5306 or E-Mail: info@OceanPinesChamber.org