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Upcoming Events

Cast For A Cure - 2024 Team Surf Fishing Tournament

Benefiting the Tunnell Cancer Center Special Needs Fund
Hosted by: Old Inlet Bait and Tackle

Cast for a Cure is a team surf fishing tournament organized and hosted by Old Inlet Bait and Tackle.  The tournament was founded in 2013 by Brandy Timmons and Clark Evans as result of both experiencing the impact of cancer on a family member. 

The mission of the tournament is to bring the local surf fishing community together to raise awareness and funds for local cancer charities.  To date, the tournament has raised more than $37,000.  The current beneficiary is the Beebe Medical Foundation - Tunnell Cancer Center – Patient Special Needs Fund. Cast for a Cure donated $10,000 to the Beebe Medical Foundation in 2022 and $9,000 in 2023.

Cast for a Cure 2024 will be held on Saturday, May 18 with an awards ceremony to be held on Sunday, May 19 at Big Fish Ocean View, 30415 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View, DE 19970 from Noon til 3pm.

Our goal for 2024 is to donate more than $10,000.  Items donated by the local business community are used as raffle and silent auction items at the awards ceremony.

Monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated.  Checks should be made out directly to the Beebe Medical Foundation.

Cast for a Cure

c/o Old Inlet Bait and Tackle

PO Box 129

25012 Coastal Highway

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Tournament Committee:
The tournament committee is comprised of Brandy Timmons, Clark Evans (Old Inlet), Scott Mayhugh, Butch Evans and the Head Tournament Judge. All decisions of the Tournament Committee shall be deemed final.

Teams:

Teams shall consist of not more than four members.  At least one member shall be at least 18 years old.  Substitution of team members prior to the tournament must be authorized by the tournament committee.

Licenses:
All team members must possess a valid Delaware Fishing License, as required by law.

4WD Permit:
A valid Delaware Surf Fishing Vehicle Permit is required for all 4WD vehicles on the beach.

Check-In:
All team Captains must check in to pick up tournament packet and score sheets on Friday, May 17 at Old Inlet from 12pm-6pm.  Failure to pick up the tournament packet automatic disqualification of the team.

Fishing Area:
The fishing area will be located in the Fenwick Island State Park at the York Beach Crossing (northernmost).

Fishing Station:
Teams may fish to the immediate north of the crossing or to the immediate south of the crossing.  There are no assigned stations   Please mark your vehicle (dune side) with the flag given to you with your tournament packet.

Fishing Time:
Fishing time will be 8am until 3 pm.

Equipment:
No more than two rods per team member. No restrictions of line, sinker, or bait.

Beach Rules:

 

 Scoring:

The list of eligible species and the minimum size requirements will be provided in each team's tournament packet.

All fish will be measured from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail. One point per inch. No partial points will be awarded.

Mutilated fish will not be scored.

Judges will be assigned to the tournament fishing area. Only Judges may measure and record the score of the fish. Please do not record your own score.

Release Incentive: Released fish will earn a One Point Release Bonus (Bring a bucket to keep fish alive in until a judge arrives. Place the bucket dune side of your truck to let the judge know you have a fish to be scored.)

Once a fish has been measured a section of the tail will be cut off making the fish no longer eligible if the angler chooses to keep fish.

Total points will determine the winners. The first tiebreaker will be awarded to the team catching the most fish. The second tiebreaker will be decided by the length of the largest fish scored by each team.

Score Sheets:
Your team name will be marked on your score sheet. Team Captain's are required to sign the score sheet and turn it into the judge no more than 30 minutes after the conclusion of the tournament.  Judges will come around to retrieve the score sheets. Unsigned score sheets and incorrect score sheets will result in immediate disqualification.

Calcutta:
A $20 side bet may be waged per team with the proceeds being paid to the wagering team catching the largest qualifying striped bass of the tournament.

A $20 side bet may be wagered per team with the proceeds being paid to the wagering team that catches the largest qualifying bluefish of the tournament.

*There will be a photographer coming around taking pictures throughout the day. We would like to get pictures of all the teams. Pictures will be available for free downloaded for anyone who would like them. Website information will be provided. Thanks!

Awards Ceremony - Sunday, May 19

Noon til 3pm.   The 2024 Cast For A Cure awards ceremony location will be held at  Big Fish Ocean View, 30415 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View, DE 19970.  Complimentary heavy appetizers will be served. A cash bar will be available as well as a large number of sponsor donated raffle prizes, silent auction opportunities and a 50/50 drawing. Don’t miss it!

Additional Cast for a Cure T-shirts will be available for sale as well.

All team members receive a complimentary ticket to the award ceremonies.  Additional tickets can be purchased to the Sunday event for $25 each.  These tickets must be purchased in advance by May 17.  Limited seating is available. All tickets will be available on a first come - first serve basis.

PRIZES:

First Place TeamTrophies will be awarded to each individual team member

Second Place TeamTrophies will be awarded to each individual team member

Third Place Team: Trophies will be awarded to each individual team member

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