September 23 – 25, 2022
Click here to print out an entry form (pdf file) for the Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge:
2021 Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge Print Entry Form
Click here to fill out an online entry form for the Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge:
2021 Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge Online Registration
Click here for a printable version (pdf file) of the Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge Rules:
2021 Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge Rules
Four Divisions: Bluefish, Flounder, Sea Mullet, and Pompano
Entry Fee: $65 per angler by September 12; $75 per angler after September 12 (one entry fee gets you in all four divisions except Slot Red Drum TWT)
Slot Red Drum TWT: $25 per angler (the Slot Red Drum TWT is optional–it is offered as another way for tournament participants to win money)
Over $8,000 in cash and prizes (based on 200 entries)
Boundaries: Must fish from a Hatteras Island beach.
No boats — No sound or pier fishing.
Five Weigh-in Locations: Hatteras Jack (Rodanthe), Frank & Fran’s (Avon), Hatteras Style Custom Rods (Buxton), Frisco Tackle (Frisco), and Teach’s Lair (Hatteras Village).
Tournament Headquarters: Camp Hatteras Conference Center, 24798 NC-12 (soundside), Rodanthe, NC 27968
Weigh-In Updates: There are three weigh-in updates throughout the tournament weekend: Saturday 10:00 am; Saturday 8:00 pm; and Sunday 9:00 am. Updates will be posted in three places:
Host Hotel: Our host hotel is the Hatteras Island Inn. Call (252) 995-6100 for rates and availability.
Registration: Friday, September 23, from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm at Camp Hatteras Conference Center (everyone must stop by Registration/Tournament HQ to receive their tournament wrist band and have the band placed upon their wrist–no exceptions!)
Fish Time Starts: Friday, September 23, 11:59 pm
Fish Time Ends: Sunday, September 25, 12:00 noon
Awards Dinner: Sunday, September 25, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at Camp Hatteras Conference Center, 24798 NC-12 (soundside), Rodanthe, NC 27968
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, September 25, at 2:30 pm at Camp Hatteras Conference Center
Tournament Raffle: Immediately following Awards Ceremony
* Primary Payouts based on 200 paid entries.
Junior Angler: 1st–$50
Lady Angler: 1st–$50
Senior Angler: 1st–$50
** Special Prize Payouts guaranteed.
Slot Red Drum 1st: $850
Slot Red Drum 2nd: $510
Slot Red Drum 3rd: $340
Slot Red Drum TWT ($25) is voluntary (offered as another way to win money), and payouts are based on 80 paid entries.
We want to celebrate all HISFC anglers that catch and release a citation red drum during tournament hours.
Honor System: Text us a photo of you and your citation red (with your tournament wrist band visible) to (910) 431-5521. Include your full name and the length of the fish.
All tournament citation anglers will be added to the Big Red Hall of Fame plaque, and the plaque will be displayed year round at Hatteras Jack.
Each year we will keep adding new names to the Big Red Hall of Fame plaque.
Hatteras Island Meals was established to provide nutritious meals for lunch four days a week to elderly or homebound clients on Hatteras Island. The organization is 100% donation funded, 100% volunteer staffed, and their mission is to serve anyone on Hatteras Island who is unable for whatever reason to prepare nutritious meals for themselves.
Please direct all questions to Fisherman’s Post at (910) 452-6378, or you can send an email to email@example.com.