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2008 NC SALTWATER FISHING TOURNAMENT

Managed by North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries

The Tournament begins January 1, 2008 and ends Midnight, December 31, 2008. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD, ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 15, 2009.

Everyone is eligible except a charter boat captain or a crewman of a for-hire boat or anyone who offers fish for sale. Weighmasters or their employees are eligible for awards, provided a witness signs verification. Eligible waters include all North Carolina sounds, estuaries, surf, and the Atlantic Ocean. No registration fee is required.

Certificate Qualifications: All fish must be caught on hook and line and landed or brought to gaff or net by the angler. No electric or hydraulic equipment is allowed. Fish must be weighed by an authorized weighmaster (or his/her representative) at an official weigh station. Each fish must be recorded on an official application form, signed by the angler and by a weighmaster. Snagged, mutilated, scaled, speared, frozen, or shot fish are not eligible. The weighmaster reserves the right to cut, open, or mark the fish after it has been weighed.

Albacore, False Amberjack Atlantic Bonita Barracuda Bass, Black Sea Bluefish Cobia Croaker Dolphin Drum, Black Drum, Red Flounder Grouper Jack, Crevalle Mackerel, King

Release Only 50 lbsC 8 lbsB Release Only 4 lbs 15 lbs 40 lbsD 3 lbs 35 lbs 35 lbs Release Only 5 lbs 20 lbs Release Only 30 lbs

F

G

Mackerel, Spanish Marlin, Blue Marlin, White

6 lbs 400 lbs Release Only

A

Release Rules: Angler or mate must touch the fish or the leader. Application must be completed with exception of length and weight (amberjack, bluefin tuna, cobia, king mackerel, striped bass and red drum must have the length recorded). A witness must sign the application.

SPECIES LIST

MINIMUM WEIGHT

G

F

C

A

SPECIES LIST Mullet, Sea Porgy (Silver Snapper) Sailfish Shark Sheepshead Snapper, Red Spot Striped Bass Tarpon Tilefish Triggerfish Trout, Gray Trout, Speckled Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Wahoo

B B A MINIMUM WEIGHT 1 ½ lbs 4 lbs Release Only 150 lbs 8 lbs 10 lbs 1 lb 35 lbsG Release Only 10 lbs 5 lbs 5 lbs 5 lbs 100 lbs 20 lbs 80 lbs 70 lbs 400 lbs A A

A = Award for live release of fish, regardless of size B = Award for live release of fish, 24 inches or longer C = Award for live release of fish, 32 inches or longer D = Award for live release of fish, 33 inches or longer E = Award for live release of fish, 34 inches or longer

F = Award for live release of fish, 40 inches or longer G = Award for live release of fish, 45 inches or longer H = Award for live release of fish, 50 inches or longer I = Award for live release of fish, 80 inches or longer

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