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Worlds Largest Bay Tournament

July 16th-17th, 2022

Registration Dates

June 27th – July 10th, 2022

Paradise Bay Tournament

It’s time to release the details and dates for the 2022 Paradise Bay Flounder Tournament!!! This year’s tournament will be July 16TH – 17TH 2022, rain or shine! We will have over $75,000.00 in prize money up for grabs! Yes, that’s almost a $45,000.00 INCREASE from 2019, this is the LARGEST strictly bay / flounder tournament in the world! Overall, Women’s, Kid’s, and the Optional Daily Calcutta Divisions are all back again this year! Let’s break it down…that’s over $75,000.00 in cash prizes, 20 hours of fishing, 26 places to win, 16 trophies, 4 divisions, 2 days to fish in 1 AWESOME charity weekend event!!!

Dates

HERE ARE THE 2022 PARADISE BAY FLOUNDER TOURNAMENT DETAILS…

DATE: JULY 16th – 17th 2022
(Angler’s meeting July 15TH at 7:30pm in the Lagoon Area)

Rules

ENTRY FEES: (INCLUDES T-SHIRT)
ADULTS: $65/ANGLER
KIDS 12 & UNDER: $40/ANGLER (Kids can win the overall division as well)
$5 FROM EVERY ANGLER FEE IS DONATED TO THE OAK ORCHARD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB!!!
IN 2019 WE DONATED $3,400.00! WHAT WILL THIS YEAR’S BE??

  • Registration will be held June 27th – July 10th
  • NEW THIS YEAR – You may register in person or online at www.baytournament.com
  • This is a flounder only tournament
  • You may fish both days of the 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.
  • Lines may enter the water at 7:00am each day.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Prizes

OVERALL DIVISION:

1ST PLACE: $20,000.00 (DOUBLED)
Option A: $20,000.00!!! OR
Option B: A Brand-New Pontoon!
(Subject to In-Stock Availability)

2ND PLACE: $10,000.00 (DOUBLED)
Option A: $10,000.00!!! OR
Option B: A Brand-New Pontoon!
(Subject to In-Stock Availability)

3RD PLACE: $5,000.00
(INCREASED $2,000.00)
Option A: $5,000.00!!! OR
Option B: A brand new Sea-Doo Jet ski!
(Subject to In-Stock Availability)

4TH PLACE: $4,000.00
(INCREASED $2,500.00)
Option A: $4,000.00!!! OR
Option B: Vacation Package!

5TH PLACE: $3,000.00
(INCREASED $2,000.00)
Option A: $3,000.00!!! OR
Option B: Golf-Cart!

6TH PLACE: $2,500.00 (NEW)

7TH PLACE: $2,000.00 (NEW)

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!!! (DOUBLED)
2ND PLACE – $500.00!!! (DOUBLED)
3RD PLACE – $250.00!!! (INCREASED $150)

WOMENS DIVISION
(Must be 13yrs & OLDER)
(Women can win overall division as well)
Largest Fish Caught by A Women
1ST PLACE – $1,000.00!!! (DOUBLED)
2ND PLACE – $500.00!!! (DOUBLED)
3RD PLACE – $250.00!!! (INCREASED $150)

$30 OPTIONAL
DAILY CALCUTTA DIVISION
1ST – $5,000.00 2ND- $3,000.00
3RD – $1,500.00 4TH- $1,000.00
5TH- $500.00

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!