Redfish Rodeo Fly Fishing Tournament presented by Sound Side Outfitters & Eastern Current


Redfish Rodeo Fly Fishing Tournament presented by Sound Side Outfitters & Eastern Current

Saturday, August 12, 2023
 | Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Redfish - Red Drum (Redfish)

Perry McDougald

Judson Brock


Perry McDougald

Judson Brock

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Redfish Rodeo Fly Fishing Tournament
presented by
Sound Side Outfitters & Eastern Current
August 12, 2023

Welcome to the first annual Redfish Rodeo Fly Fishing Tournament. This is a team fly only Catch and Release Photo Tournament. Tournament will be one day on August 12th. It will consist of two man and one boat teams and will be an open fly box tournament. You may fish from land or skiff but must enter as a team.

Target Species:

  • Redfish

Tournament Boundaries:

  • The inshore waters of North Carolina. Fishing and traveling must be done inside the demarcation lines of all inlets and between the northern and southern borders of North Carolina.

Pay Out:

  • Top three will receive a trophy and prizes. All proceeds will go to a charity focused on the coastline that is based in North Carolina.


  • August 11th - Captains Meeting online through Facebook 6:30pm
  • August 12th - Tournament day – Sunrise to 3pm
  • August 12th - Awards Ceremony – 4pm to 9pm, Awards at 6:30pm



Series: Eastern Current Online Angler Tournament Series

$100 USD
Team Event
Min: 2 Angler
Max: 2 Angler

Inshore waters of North Carolina

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Events & Schedule

Captains Meeting Live Stream

08/11/2023 06:30 PM

Eastern Current’s Facebook page

Lines in (Sunrise)

08/12/2023 06:00 AM

Lines out

08/12/2023 03:00 PM

Awards Ceremony (4pm to 9pm )

08/12/2023 04:00 PM


08/12/2023 06:30 PM

Sound Side Outfitters, 128 E. Corbett Ave. Swansboro, NC 28584



Perry McDougald
Michael Bell
Judson Brock


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Rules and Regulations

Entry Fee is $100 per team consisting of two people per team and will include a tshirt for each angler. Entry will be closed at 6 pm on August 11th the night before the tournament. A completed online entry and entry fee through IAngler will need to be completed before captains meeting. Captains meeting will be online through (Face Book Live) August 11th at 630pm. During captains meeting you may ask any questions you have and the code for tournament day will be given then. The code will be posted on the Eastern Current Facebook page as well as Sound Side Outfitters social media and in the IAngler tournament page. Lines in at sunrise on the morning of August 12th and must be removed at 3pm. Awards ceremony will be held at Sound Side Outfitters (128 E. Corbett Ave. Swansboro, NC 28584) and is mandatory to attend to receive awards and prizes. Party will be 4pm to 9pm with awards at 630pm. Prizes will be from Hatch, Seigler, MFC, Grundens, and other fly fishing companies.

This is a fly only, cast and retrieve tournament where you may use any pattern and change fly patterns throughout the day. No Popping flies where there is popper in front of and separated from the fly. May only fish one fly at a time.

All fish must be caught on fly rod and reel. All fish must be hooked and fought by a single angler. No dead sticking or trolling is allowed. If your lure is in the water the rod must be in your hands. You may only fish with one rod at a time. You cannot hook a fish and set the rod down to try and catch another at the same time.

This is a Catch and Release Photo Tournament. Participants must use their own Smart Phone or digital camera for recording and scoring fish. All photos shall be uploaded into the IAngler Tournament program or application during the day before 3pm. No photos will be accepted after the end of the tournament. The identifier paper must contain the contestants name and tournament code for the day the fish is being entered. An image of the unique identifier on a smart phone or other electronic devices is not acceptable.

Photos must include the entire length of the fish on a measuring stick with the fish’s head at the zero line, and a piece of paper with the code clearly written placed on the side of the fish. Photo must be clear enough to read identifier, including required ID codes and marks, and judge the length accurately. Hands and code may not cover any individual fish identifiers such as spots, fin abnormalities, or scale defects. After carefully examining photo details and cross-referencing other photos submitted for scoring by the same angler in the same event, if the event judge is NOT able to verify with 100% confidence that the Identifier Form and ID Codes or Marks in the photo are valid for both the competitive event and the competitor, then the photo will be denied. The identifier must be displayed where it does not cover the fish eye or prevent measurement verification.


Fish must be facing left on a measuring device, left side of the fish visible, dorsal fin toward the top of the photo. The nose must be touching the “fence.” Position camera lens directly over the center of the fish’s body to aid judges in determining that fish’s nose is in contact with the fence. Securing the fish with any portion of a hand under the fish’s gill flap is prohibited. Fish’s tail must be squeezed down within the top and bottom of the measuring board.

You may use any standard fish measuring board that has a nose stop. No flat tapes or sea deck measuring devices will be allowed for the tournament. Fish will be scored to the nearest measurement that is dictated on your measuring device. If your ruler is in whole inches your fish will be measured to the nearest inch if your ruler is divided into ¼” increments your fish will be scored to the nearest quarter inch. Fish length is determined by its tail touching or crossing a marked line on the measuring device. If it falls short of a line, the length is rounded down to the nearest mark that the fish’ tail actually touches or crosses. Angling the fish to achieve additional length will not result in a higher score and picture may be rejected if it doesn’t meet tournament guidelines. If a fish is submitted and rejected, it cannot be resubmitted. The judge’s decision is final and not subject to debate. To confirm that the fish is alive, the fish’s eye must be uncovered in the photo. Photos of fish that appear to be dead, mutilated, frozen or similarly damaged will be disqualified without scoring.

Each competitor who fishes the Redfish Rodeo Fly Fishing Tournament agrees to submit to a polygraph examination at a time and location as determined by the Tournament Director following the end of the competition in each tournament and abide by its conclusion. Failure to pass the polygraph will result in disqualification.

Protest & Reporting Procedure
All protests must be submitted in writing in person or electronically along with a $200 cash deposit within 30 minutes of the tournament closure to the designated tournament official (Perry and Judson). The protester also agrees that if there is a question of verifying the charge of a protest that he or she also may be subject to take a polygraph and agree to testify in a court of law if necessary. If the Tournament Director or polygraph upholds the protest, the cash deposit shall be returned to the contestant submitting the protest. Each competitor agrees to report any rule violation to the tournament director immediately upon discovery of the violation.

Scoring Guidelines
Scoreable fish will be any redfish. If a redfish exceeds the 32” mark on the measuring board it will only be scored at 32”. All redfish from each team will be scored and added together to make teams final score for the tournament. A point will be given for each inch of measurement down to the ¼”. For a fish that measures 25 3/8” it will be scored as a 25 ¼” and will be given 25.25 points for scoring.
Measuring Board may not be broken, snapped, or cut apart and then reassembled at any point between the two ends. A crack that does not separate the measuring board into pieces and does not affect the measuring board’s accuracy may be repaired and reinforced for use. Measuring device’s markings must be clear and visible (darken in lines if necessary).

In the event of an exact tie in aggregate score, ties will be broken according to the time that the competitors’ last fish photo was submitted to the tournament. Should the last fish photo submission times be identical, and then both Competitors’ highest single-fish score will be compared and the higher score will be determining the outcome. If both Competitors’ highest single-fish score, too, is identical, then the second highest single-fish score of both Competitors will be compared, and then the third highest single-fish score of both Competitors will be compared to and so on till the tie is broken.

Pay Out- Top three will receive a trophy and prizes. All proceeds will go to a charity focused on the coastline that is based in North Carolina.


Disclaimer Click to Read


In consideration of my entry being accepted for participation in the RRFFT sanctioned events, I do hereby state that I understand that the purpose of signing this document is to exempt and release the RRFFT its agents, its endorsers and sponsors, administrators, successors, and assigns, including their officers, directors, members, operators, representatives, agents, insurers, successors, and volunteers, from each and every action and claim for damages, in law in admiralty, or in equity, arising from my association, entry or participation in the RRFFT event. And hold these entities harmless from any and all liabilities arising as a consequence of the following, or any other acts or omissions on their part, including but not limited to negligence. I understand that there are inherent risks involved with boating, paddle sports, fishing, wading in the water and swimming including but not limited to perils of the sea & or waterways, act of the other participants & adverse sea & weather conditions & I hereby assume such risks. I certify that my physical condition and training are adequate to enable me to compete safely in the RRFFT events, and I acknowledge that I am familiar with boating or paddling and the risk associated and I will not hold RRFFT or their employees, agents, endorsers or other associated personnel or companies responsible if I am injured as a result of ANY problems (medical, accidental, or otherwise) which occur while boating, paddling, fishing, or otherwise participating in the contest. I am also aware of the risks associated with the weather conditions that prevail on water at any time of the year: varying water temperatures, strong currents, choppy waters and marine animals. I also understand that pleasure and fishing craft share the waters and may be a danger. I specifically acknowledge that I am aware of the risks in Boating & Fishing and agree to assume those risks. If I should suffer illness or injury during the event I realize that medical care must be summoned & treatment will be delayed until I can return to shore & or be transported to a proper care facility. I agree in advance to these conditions. I will be present for the captains meeting and be attentive to any information concerning conditions, which may cause me danger. If there is anything I have been told that I do not understand, I will immediately inform an official representative of the event. I authorize the officials of the event to use their discretion to have me transported to a medical facility and this Waiver and Release of Rights applies fully to such actions. I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the sponsors of this event or their representatives to use any photographs, motion pictures, video tapes, recordings or any other records of this event for any purpose whatever including commercial use. I UNDERSTAND I HAVE A DUTY TO EXERCISE REASONABLE CARE FOR MY OWN SAFETY & I AGREE TO DO SO. Neither, RRFFT nor its endorsers, employees, sponsors, nor agents have made any representations to me, implied or otherwise, that they can or will perform safe rescue or first aid. In the event I become distressed or call for first aid, I would like assistance and will not hold RRFFT their employees, volunteers or other competitors responsible for their actions in attempting the performance of rescue or first aid. I understand I have a duty to inspect the equipment I will be using; I will not hold anyone other than myself responsible for my failure to inspect my equipment prior to boating or paddling. I understand that I am entering this event at my own risk and assume all risk of the hazards and dangers associated with this event. I understand that the event may be cancelled or altered due to weather conditions. I agree to forever discharge and release RRFFT, its member(s), endorser(s), agent(s), owner(s), agent(s), volunteer(s), and sponsor(s) from any and all responsibility or liability for any and all injuries or damages. I agree NOT to make a claim against or sue any of the above parties for injuries or damages, whether they arise or result from any NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LIABILITY. I further specifically agree, on behalf of myself, my heirs, & assigns to & indemnify & hold harmless the released parties for any & all causes of action arising as a consequence of any incidents which might occur as a consequence of my participation in any activities with or involving the released parties.


A waiver and release of liability statement is part of the entry form. It is required of each contestant that they take responsibility for themselves while participating in any tournament activities. All contestants are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, and conservation. Intoxication during the tournament will be cause for immediate disqualification. Participation in any criminal activities, or other conduct reflecting unfavorably upon efforts to promote safety, sportsmanship, fair competition and compliance with tournament rules and the law are grounds for disqualification and/or rejection of any applicant from participation.