2019 Tidal Potomac Slam Tournament

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2019 Tidal Potomac Slam Tournament

Saturday, March 30, 2019 to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Spin Shore & Boat
Fly Shore & Boat
| Catch Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Shad - American Shad
Shad - Hickory Shad
Sea 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 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!

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**.
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 medal and category prize
o   Slam Champ (2 winners)****
-  Fly & Conventional - highest total combined inches of largest specimen for each target species 
- Winners receive medal and division prize
o   Champion of the Potomac - Grand Champ (1 winner)****
Largest total slam (fly & conventional) in combined inches.
-  Winner receives large trophy and grand prize pack

Largest Anacostia Shad****
-  The largest shad in the Anacostia River or its tributaries wins!
- Winners receive medal and division prize

 

Donate To Save The Cove*



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





$20 USD
Individual Angler


Tidal Potomac River


Tournament is over

Website: tidalpotomacslam.org


Announcements

Events & Schedule

Kick Off Party Hosted by District Angling

04/13/2019 01:00 PM

District Angling, 2105 N Pollard St, Arlington, VA 22207

Lines in - Starting Time

03/30/2019 07:00 AM

See Rules page for boundaries.

Lines out - Ending Time

05/12/2019 08:00 PM

See Rules page for boundaries.

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

05/15/2019 06:00 PM

Trout Unlimited National Headquarters 1777 N Kent St, Arlington VA

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Crew

CCA Maryland
Director
443-621-9186
Andrew Reichardt
Director
3016518411
Dalton Terrell
Director
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Robert Catalanotto
Director
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Sponsors

Rules and RegulationsClick to Read

  

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**.
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
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
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

*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)

 

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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.