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Upcoming Events

Old Inlet Spring Surf Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Hosted By Old Inlet Bait and Tackle

Sponsored By Okuma and AFW/Hi Seas

Registration Fees:

Fishing License Requirement:
A fishing license is required for saltwater fishing in Delaware waters. This license covers saltwater, freshwater and crabbing and clamming. Licenses are available for purchase at Check-in.

Fishing Area:
Designated surf fishing areas in the Delaware Seashore State Park.  Conquest Road south to the 1000 foot marker north of the Indian River Inlet.  All of 3R's Road fishing area.  Keybox Road just south of Dewey Beach is not in the tournament area. Fenwick Island State Park is not in the tournament area.

Drive-on locations:
Conquest Road, Faithful Steward Crossing and 3R's Road.

3R's Road and Conquest Road.


Largest Qualifying Fish of Tournament: $1,000.00

Open Division (Men and Women 16 and over)

Ladies Division (all female participants 16 and over)

Kids Division:

Special Grand Slam Prize:

*All Prizes based on 250 registered participants

Calcutta/Added Entry - Largest Bluefish of Tournament - $10.00 per qualified participant.

In addition to our regular prize money, any angler 18 years of age or older registered in the tournament may enter this level for $10.00. 100% of the monies collected will be paid back to the Largest Bluefish in the tournament.

*Any angler registered in the tournament 18 years of age or older may enter.

Registration Information:

Registration can be made in person at Old Inlet, by mail, or on-line.  Mail and on-line registration will be accepted until Thursday, May 2, 2024. In person registration can be made at Old Inlet on Friday before the tournament from 12pm until 8pm. Or, on Saturday from 5:30am until 7am. Registrations will not be accepted after tournament fishing hours start at 7am on Saturday.

Check In:
All tournament anglers must check in at Old Inlet to obtain tournament score sheet and packet. Check-in time is Friday from 12pm until 8pm or Saturday from 5:30am until 7am. Absolutely no check-in available after 7am on Saturday the day of the tournament.

Fishing Time:
Saturday 7AM until 3PM

No more than 2 rods per angler and no more than two hooks per line. There are no restrictions on bait, sinkers or line.

Beach Rules:


Qualifying Species:
A list of qualifying species and minimum scoring requirements will de distributed at the time of check-in in tournament packets.

Inclement Weather:
In the event of State beach closing due to heavy surf, prizes will be awarded by lottery at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 4 at 4:30pm. (pending 250 registered anglers)

Awards Ceremony:
Prizes will be awarded at 4:30pm on Saturday, May 4 at Savages Ditch Pavillion. You must be present to be eligible for prizes.

On-line Registration

Printable Registration Form

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