2018 Tidal Potomac Slam Tournament

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2018 Tidal Potomac Slam Tournament

Friday, March 30, 2018 to Sunday, May 13, 2018
Spin Shore & Boat
Fly Shore & Boat

Target Sub-species: 
Shad - American Shad
Shad - Hickory Shad
Bass - Striped Bass
Phone:Andrew Reichardt (Tournament Director)
Mail: tournament@ncc-tu.org


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NCC-TU, TPFR, & CCA Maryland Present

The Tidal Potomac Slam– A Catch, Photo and Release Tournament

 

The National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited, The Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders and CCA Maryland's Greater Washington Chapter are proud to present the first annual Tidal Potomac Slam fishing tournament. A multi-week event, compete for great prizes and bragging rights, while helping to support Friends of Fletcher’s Cove in its quest to restore the Cove and protect this unique urban fishing resource for generations to come.

 

Sponsored by Sweetwater Brewing, RepYourWater, District Angling, Costa Sunglasses, and Engel Coolers, the Tidal Potomac Slam is a celebration of the arrival of spring and all of the migratory species that return each year to our Nation’s River! So join the fun and get in on this year's Shadness Madness!

Divisions
Fly Shore & Boat* – Striped Bass, American Shad, Hickory Shad, & Wildcard 
Conventional Shore & Boat - Striped Bass, American Shad, Hickory Shad, & Wildcard

Format and Rules
Catch, Photo, & Release
o   All fish must be caught on artificial and flies only (no bait).
o   All fish must be caught on the Potomac River from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Little Falls Spillway**. Tributaries are excluded.
o   There is no minimum size limit for target species but all fish caught must be submitted to iAngler the day they are caught and  safely released***  to qualify.
o   All photo entries must be submitted to iAngler with acceptable ruler in clear view. Unclear images will be up to the judges’ discretion.
o   Participants can fish for both divisions, but cannot cross-pollinate (ie a conventional-caught fish cannot be entered into fly category). 

Prizes
o   Individual Category Winners (8 winners, 4-Fly, 4-Conventional)****
- Largest (by length) Striped Bass, American Shad, Hickory Shad, & Wildcard (all other species caught)
- Winners receive trophy and sponsor prize pack (see bottom for further details)
o   Slam Champ (2 winners)****
-  Fly & Conventional - highest total combined inches of largest specimen for each target species 
- Winners receive trophy and sponsor division prize pack (see bottom for further details)
o   Champion of the Potomac - Grand Champ (1 winner)****
Largest total slam (fly & conventional) in combined inches.
-  Winner receives large trophy and sponsor grand prize pack (see bottom for further details)

Donate To Save The Cove*





*Donations are separate from tournament entry fees. 100% of all donations will go to Friends of Fletcher's Cove.

Prize Packages:

Champion​ of the Potomac
1 Pair of Costa Sunglasses
​TFO BVK 9' 6wt or 8wt Fly Rod*
TFO GTS Casting or Spinning Rod*
​$100 District Angling Gift Card
Engel Cooler
​Engel Tumbler
RepYourWater shirt
RepYourWater hat
30" Grand Champion Trophy

Fly Division​

1st Place Division
TFO BVK 9' 6wt or 8wt Fly Rod*
​RepYourWater hat
​Engel Cooler
Engel  Tumbler
1st Place Division Trophy

1st Place Species
RepYourWater hat
Engel Tumbler
1st Place Species Trophy

Conventional Division

1st Place Division
TFO GTS Casting or Spinning Rod*
​RepYourWater hat
Engel Cooler
Engel Tumbler
​1st Place Division Trophy

1st Place Species
RepYourWater hat
Engel Tumbler
​1st Place Species Trophy

*Grand Champion's choice of 6wt or 8wt BVK Fly Rod and Casting or Spinning GTS Rod.





$40 USD
Individual Angler


Main-stem Potomac River


Tournament is over

Website: tidalpotomacslam.ncc-tu.org


Announcements

"Logging Your Catch" Instructional Video
9 months 1 week ago
Welcome to iAngler Tournament - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
9 months 1 week ago

Events & Schedule

Lines in - Starting Time

03/30/2018 07:00 AM

Main-stem Potomac River from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to American Legion Bridge (inside 495 beltway), tributaries excluded

Kick Off Party Hosted by Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders (TPFR)

04/09/2018 07:00 PM

Whitlow's on Wilson 2854 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA

Lines out - Ending Time

05/13/2018 08:00 PM

Main-stem Potomac River from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to American Legion Bridge (inside 495 beltway), tributaries excluded

Awards & Closing Party Hosted by National Capital Chapter - Trout Unlimited (NCC-TU)

05/16/2018 06:00 PM

Trout Unlimited National Headquarters 1777 N Kent St, Arlington VA

Gallery

Crew

CCA Maryland
Director
443-621-9186
Andrew Reichardt
Director
3016518411

Sponsors

Rules and Regulations

  

Divisions
Fly Shore & Boat* – Striped Bass, American Shad, Hickory Shad, & Wildcard 
Spin Shore & Boat - Striped Bass, American Shad, Hickory Shad, & Wildcard

Format and Rules
Catch, Photo, & Release
o   All fish must be caught on artificial and flies only (no bait).
o   All fish must be caught on the Potomac River from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Little Falls Spillway**. Tributaries are excluded.
o   There is no minimum size limit for target species but all fish caught must be submitted to iAngler the day they are caught and  safely released***  to qualify.
o   All photo entries must be submitted to iAngler with acceptable ruler in clear view. Unclear images will be up to the judges’ discretion.
o   Participants can fish for both divisions, but cannot cross-pollinate (ie a spin-caught fish cannot be entered into fly category). 

Prizes
o   Individual Category Winners (8 winners, 4-Fly, 4-Spin)****
- Largest (by length) Striped Bass, American Shad, Hickory Shad, & Wildcard (all other species caught)
- Winners receive trophy and sponsor prize pack (further details to come)
o   Slam Champ (2 winners)****
-  Fly & Spin - highest total combined inches of largest specimen for each target species 
- Winners receive trophy and sponsor division prize pack (further details to come)
o   Champion of the Potomac - Grand Champ (1 winner)****
Largest total slam (fly & spin) in combined inches.
-  Winner receives large trophy and sponsor grand prize pack (further details to come)

*Use of a fly rod, fly reel, and fly line with no restrictions on leader length or fly weight.

**Boundaries: Western boundary is water generally VA/DC line with one exception (Roaches Run), which includes mouth of Four Mile Run East of The GW Parkway, Lagoon, Gravelly Point, Roaches Run the channel inside Roosevelt Island; to the east, the River includes non-tributary Potomac waters including the Spoils, Oxen Cove, the Washington Channel, and Tidal Basin, but not including inside Oxen Creek (above cove), Anacostia River beyond Capitol St bridge), Rock Creek, or the C&O Canal. To the South, the Boundary is the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. To the North the boundary is Little Falls Dam. Participants should note that a DC license is required for almost all areas of this tournament, but a Virginia or Maryland License would be required at Roaches Run and the Spoils.

***Follow proper catch & release practices and handle fish with care at all times. Avoid stressing fish by bringing the fish to your boat as quickly as possible. If possible, please "keep 'em wet". If not, please ensure that your hands are wetted prior to handling a fish and do not rest a fish on the ground or surface of the boat. Photographs of fish in the water are sufficient, provided the ruler is visible and provides an accurate measurement of the fishes length. You do not need to use the iAngler App to photograph the fish. If faster, you should photograph the fish on your phone or camera and later import the photo into the iAngler app.

****Each contestant can only win 1 prize/prize package (i.e. the Champion of the Potomac cannot also win Division Slam package and/or Category package)

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Disclaimer

Failure to comply with any rule or regulation of the tournament, or law, rule or regulation of the the District of Columbia, State of Maryland, State of Virginia or United States may cause the disqualification of an angler or the anglers catch. Any registered angler so disqualified shall not be entitled to any prize, award, or entry refund.

Weather: All anglers will fish at their own discretion and at their own risk.

Indemnity: All anglers will fish at their own risk. All anglers agree to indemnify and hold harmless all members of the Tidal Potomac Slam Tournament Committee, Directors, Hosting Organizations, Sponsors, and their agents and employees from any and all liability, loss or damage they may suffer as a result of this fishing tournament.

Miscellaneous: The tournament committee reserves the right to refuse the registration of any angler.