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Worlds Largest Bay Tournament

July 13th-July 14th, 2024

Registration Dates

June 24th – July 7th, 2024

Paradise Bay Tournament

It’s time to release the details and dates for the 2024 Paradise Bay Flounder Tournament!!! This year’s tournament will be July 13th – July 14th 2024, rain or shine! We will have over $84,000.00 in prize money up for grabs! This is the LARGEST strictly bay / flounder tournament in the world! That’s over $84,000.00 in cash prizes, 20 hours of fishing, 30 places to win, 16 trophies, 4 divisions, 2 days to fish in 1 AWESOME charity weekend event!!!

Dates

HERE ARE THE 2024 PARADISE BAY FLOUNDER TOURNAMENT DETAILS…

DATE: JULY 13th-14th, 2024
(Angler’s meeting July 12TH at 7:30pm in the Lagoon Area)

Rules

• Registration will be held June 24-July 7, 2024. • This is a flounder only tournament.• This is a bay only tournament, you may only fish in the Indian River Bay and the Rehoboth Bay. The boundary lines are the Indian River Inlet Bridge (not the end of the rocks/jetty), and the entrances to both the Rehoboth/Lewes Canal and the Assawomen Canal. Fishing beyond these boundaries will call for immediate disqualification.• You MUST wear your t-shirt during the tournament/weigh- ins/ceremony.• Anglers may fish from land or sea, and must have a Delaware fishing license, or be on a licensed fishing boat.• If fishing by boat, the max number of anglers is 8/boat and everyone on the boat must be registered in the tournament and wearing the tournament shirt• If fishing by boat and one person is entered into the Daily Calcutta, all anglers on the boat must be registered in the Calcutta division as well. Lines may enter the water at 7:00am each day. (No bait fishing prior) Scales open at 4pm on the Lagoon Stage. Only one flounder may be weighed per angler/per day. If entered into the optional daily Calcutta division, this will also be your qualifying fish for that day as well. It is your responsibility to bring your heaviest fish to the scale. The fish must be weighed the day it is caught. • Lines must be out of the water by 5:00 pm. • Anglers must be back at Paradise Marina for weigh ins by 5:30 pm.• All fish must be landed using rod and reel, hook and line. You must land, hook, and fight your own fish. Another angler may net your fish, however no gaffing. Must use net. You may use multiple rods during tournament• Anglers must comply with all Federal and State of Delaware laws regarding size and number of flounder caught. The Department of Natural Resources sets the minimum size requirements for recreational summer flounder each year in Delaware. • Winners will be determined by the weight of the flounder. In the event of a tie, length will be used to break a tie. • Kids may qualify for one prize in the kid’s division and one prize in the overall division.• Women may qualify for one prize in the women’s division and one prize in the overall division.• Everyone is qualified for the Optional Daily Calcutta Division, if registered.

NOTE: All fish entered will be subject to any examinations judges feel appropriate for the integrity of the tournament. Violation of the Tournament Rules shall constitute grounds for disqualification. Judges shall rule on any violation. The decision of the judges shall be final. In the event of questionable circumstances, winning anglers may be subject to a polygraph before receiving the prize money.

Prize money will be issued Thursday, July 18th, 2024 at 1pm. ID and SS# will be required for Adults. Kids 12 & under may be required to provide a birth certificate at that time, parents or guardians must b

Prizes

OVERALL DIVISION:

1ST PLACE: $20,000.00

2ND PLACE: $10,000.00

3RD PLACE: $5,000.00

4TH PLACE: $4,000.00

5TH PLACE: $3,000.00

6TH PLACE: $2,500.00

7TH PLACE: $2,000.00

8TH PLACE: $1,500.00

9TH PLACE: $1,000.00

10TH PLACE: $500.00

KIDS DIVISION (12yrs & UNDER)
(Kids can win overall division as well)
1ST PLACE – $1,000.00!!!
2ND PLACE – $500.00!!!
3RD PLACE – $250.00!!!

WOMENS DIVISION
(Must be 13yrs & OLDER)
(Women can win overall division as well)
Largest Fish Caught by A Women
1ST PLACE – $1,000.00!!!
2ND PLACE – $500.00!!!
3RD PLACE – $250.00!!!

$40 OPTIONAL
DAILY CALCUTTA DIVISION
1ST – $5,000.00 2ND- $3,000.00
3RD – $2,500.00 4TH- $2,000.00
5TH- $1,500.00 6TH- $1,000
7TH- $500

This tournament is tailored for all of you bay fishing fanatics to take the family out for a great weekend of fishing and a chance to win big bucks and prizes! We love seeing all the families, kids, and locals register every year, you are what makes this tournament grow every year and we couldn’t be more thankful! We look forward to an AWESOME tournament this year as well as an AMAZING charity event!

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the largest Bay Tournament in the world? Please email sandy@paradiseislandde.com for sponsorship opportunities!