2019 Tidal Potomac Slam Tournament
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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 second 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 Traeger Grills, District Angling, RepYourWater, Computer Showcase and Speedwell Law, 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!
First Anacostia Shad****
- The first Angler to catch an adult shad in the Anacostia River or its tributaries wins!
- Winners receive medal and division prize
Donate To Save The Cove*
Events & Schedule
Kick Off Party Hosted by District Angling
04/13/2019 01:00 PM
Lines in - Starting Time
03/30/2019 07:00 AM
Lines out - Ending Time
05/12/2019 08:00 PM
Awards & Closing Party Hosted by National Capital Chapter - Trout Unlimited (NCC-TU)
05/15/2019 06:00 PM
Rules and RegulationsClick to Read
*Use of a fly rod, fly reel, and fly line with no restrictions on leader length or fly weight
**Boundaries: The tidal portions of tributaries that enter the Potomac River between these two points are considered "in-bounds" including the entire Anacostia River Watershed. 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 for certain tributaries and areas such 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)
Disclaimer Click to Read
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.