along the beaches of Hatteras is like no other anywhere else in the
world. Annually in September, the Hatteras Village Civic
sponsors the Hatteras Villiage Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament
with over 90 teams participating. The event is open to anyone
interested in a fun filled weekend.
This Year's Tournament Date
September 8 - 10, 2016
consist of not more than 6 registered, bona fide members of a club. All
members may fish
at one time, but at no time shall any member have more than
in the water.
member of the
team shall act as CAPTAIN and be responsible for correct scoring
protests can only be filed by the team captain.
changes will be
allowed to the score sheet once the team captain has signed it. So
sure it is
correct before you sign it.
balloons, plastic bags, etc., will not be allowed. No cast nets to be
used during session
pots at any time during the two days are not permitted. Teams doing
and reels —
UNRESTRICTED; Lines — UNRESTRICTED; Sinkers —UNRESTRICTED.
more than two hooks are allowed on one line at any time with
exception of artificial lures with
hooks according to manufacturer’s specifications.
must be caught on hook or lure and landed on the beach. Any fish
gaffed by any
member of the team providing the gaff is not more than 5 feet in
permitted to be in the water prior to the starting signal and must be
at the stopping
signal. All fish hooked prior to the stopping signal will be scored
which becomes hooked on loose line will not be scored.
outside the boundaries of the team’s designated position will not be
measured from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail. The largest
be determined by
be determined by the total number of points scored by the team.
case of a tie in
points, the winner shall then be determined by the total number of
caught. If a tie
still exists, the winner will be determined by a flip of a coin by the
questionable fish, determined so by the decision of the chief judge,
governing this tournament were compiled not for the purpose of telling
they should or should not do but to try to establish a set of rules that
fair to all
anglers and to give all a chance to win on equal footing.
VILLAGE CIVIC ASSOCIATION trusts that the rules will be accepted in
faith by all
registration form click here. Print the
form, fill in the
appropriate information and return it along with entrance fee of
$300.00 per team to
HVCA Surf Fishing Tournament
PO Box 457
Hatteras, NC 27943
Archives of Previous Tournaments: