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Capt. Zed's 29th Annual Spring Flounder Tournament

Friday, April 26th, 2019 - 7:00 a.m. through Sunday, May 5th, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.

Entry Fee: $40

1st Prize: $2500.00 Cash

2nd Prize: $600.00 Cash

3rd Prize: $300.00 Cash

4th Prize: $250 Wachapreague Inn Gift Certificate

5th Prize: $100 Gift Certificate to Trident Tackle/ Island House

FREE tournament T-Shirt to the first 400 Entries!

Additional $500 Prizes for Junior and Female Anglers!

Early entry bonus drawing: All entries received by February 12th are eligible for a drawing for a $100.00 gift card to The Island House Restaurant or Trident Tackle. Entries received by March 31st are eligible for a drawing for a $50 Gift Card. Winners will be posted on

Hello from Wachapreague!

Well, if I ever had any doubts about the Farmer’s Almanac, they no longer exist. It said we would have a milder winter with abundant precipitation, and they couldn’t have been more right! To say it is wet here on the Eastern Shore is an understatement.
The 2018 Flounder Tournament was one of the best attended tournament we have had in several years. The weather cooperated for the most part, and plenty of fish were caught. We are excited to be gearing up for this year’s tournament!
This year we will again be offering a $500 “Junior Angler” prize for the heaviest fish caught by a participant 12 and under. So if you know of any kids you can get into the sport of fishing we would love to see them come out for the tournament! In addition, we will be awarding a $500 prize to the heaviest fish caught by a female participant. Furthermore, if you are a resident of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, we will be awarding a “Locals” award of a $150 Island House Restaurant gift card to the heaviest fish caught by a local. Of course, if any of the winners in these sub-categories also catches the heaviest overall fish for the tournament, then it simply sweetens the tournament for them. Our goal is to reach out to and promote fishing to as many potential anglers as possible while also reaching out to the next generation of anglers.
If you have three generations of anglers participating in the tournament and come into the restaurant to eat, we would like to extend a 15% discount to your family each and every time you dine with us during the tournament.
We will also be doing our cookout in the parking lot the first Saturday of the tournament again this year. In the event of weather or an off-premise event prohibiting us from doing the cookout on the first Saturday, then we will try to let everyone know when they pick up their shirts. The cookout is free for entrants and $10 for nonparticipants. Wristbands for the cookout will be handed out to tournament participants when you come get your t-shirt.
All of us at The Island House Restaurant and Trident Tackle in Wachapreague appreciate EVERYONE who makes our annual flounder tournament a priority for them each year, and we look forward to seeing you on April 26th!


1. NO lines in the water before 7:00 a.m., April 26th, 2019.

2. Registered contestant may fish as many days as desired between April 26th and May 5th, 2019.

3. All fish must be caught on a hook and line by a Registered Contestant.

4. All fish must be weighed in on the day caught at the Trident Tackle Official Scale.

5. Tournament weigh-ins must be completed by 7:30p.m. April 26th through May 5th inclusive, and by 3:00 p.m. on May 5th, 2018. No weigh-ins after 3:00 p.m. Trident Tackle clock time on May 5th, 2019. Decision of the judges is final!

6. Winners will be determined by weight. In the event of a tie, fish weighed in first will be declared a winner.

7. Fish must be caught in local Virginia waters, on the seaside of the Eastern Shore. Northern boundary, Folly Creek; Southern boundary, Quinby’s Conjer’s Channel. The Eastern boundary is the ocean water breakers.

8. Anglers must comply with ALL Federal and Virginia laws regarding size and number of flounder caught.

9. ALL PERSONS on the boat must be a registered contestant in the tournament.

10. Weather considerations will be the contestant’s choice- they will fish at their own discretion and accept full responsibility for their decisions.

11. All fish entered will be subject to any examinations judges deem necessary for the integrity of the tournament.

12. Any violation of the tournament rules shall constitute grounds for disqualification. Judges shall rule on any violation and their decision shall be final.

13. All entries must be received before 7:00 am April 26th, 2019. Captains, make sure your boat is legal BEFORE the tournament!

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