SPECKLED TROUT SERIES
$7,000 series prize pool in addition to tournament payouts
MUST FISH 3 OUT 4 TO QUALIFY FOR SERIES END PAYOUT
No guides or charter captains may fish together on one vessel anytime in the series
Starting in 2021, Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission will be hosting the NC Coastal Trout Series to help our community connect and build our trout fishing tournaments.
JOSC Trout Fishing Series
Rules and Regulations:
All North Carolina state fishing regulations apply.
Anyone under the age of 18 must fish with a legal guardian.
Teams can fish any tournaments they wish but must participate in at least three of the four events to qualify for the series awards.
If you fish all four events, your top three scores will be taken.
Each team must list a captain and a co-captain. One of these two individuals must be on the boat at each tournament to qualify.
Series directors will oversee the weighing of all fish at each event in the series.
At least one representative from each team must attend the captain’s meeting for each event you fish.
No guides or charter captains may fish together on one vessel at any time in the series.
Participants must follow the rules of the individual tournaments that make up the series.
All winners will be subject to a polygraph test at the request of the series directors before collecting their prize.
Winners will be required to complete a W9 before payment.
Series tiebreakers: money will be combined and split evenly.
If you launch but don’t weigh in, you will receive that tournament’s last place points minus 25. If you fail to launch you will receive 0 points.
Series points are tallied as follows from each tournament:
First place – 100 points
Second place – 99 points
Third place – 98 points
Fourth place – 97 points
and so on...
Big fish for each tournament – 1 bonus point
Series Prize Pool:
1st – $3,000 2nd - $2,000 3rd - $1,000 4th - $500 Big Fish- $500*
*If you fish all four events and choose to participate in the Big Fish Pot there will be a $500 prize given for the accumulative weight of your four fish.
Series prizes to be awarded 30 minutes following the awards of the final event.