Location and Dates: Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas

  • Thursday, July 23rd: Captain’s Party held at the new Wilmington location of Avalanche Motorsports (TBD based on COVID-19 restrictions at time of event)
  • Friday, July 24th: Fishing begins at 12:00am
  • Sunday, August 9th: Fishing ends at 11:59pm

Tournament Description: The CCA NC Cape Fear Chapter is proud to bring to Wilmington an inshore tournament that allows for the “weekend Warriors” and the dedicated fisherman alike ,an opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the resources that our state has to offer. Thanks to the iAngler phone app we are no longer limited to single day tournaments and weigh in stations. We are excited about this new era of catch , photo and release tournaments, allowing you to find the time to get out and catch some fish!

Who: Although our Cape Fear Chapter is hosting the event, anglers are welcome to enter and participate in any coastal waters that they choose so long as tournament rules and proper photo submission requirements are followed.

The Inshore Open is open to anglers of all ages and skill levels and is designed to be an annual event for CCA members and non-members alike to get out on the water for some fun in support of CCA North Carolina and its message of conservation. Through this tournament we are proud to showcase our Release Over 20″ campaign along with RELEASENSE, our catch and release best practices awareness program.

Prizes: We will be awarding $1000’s in prizes to a variety of winners based on performance as well as through random drawings just for entering the tournament.

Cost: This event is not designed to raise money but instead is simply an effort to give everyone an added excuse to hit the coast and get out on the water to enjoy our resource. Our only goal is to cover our costs so we have set registration fees as low as possible in order to make it inexpensive for anyone to participate.

**Update-Tuesday, 7/7** Free Registration for first 30 Youth Entries:

  • Originally $10 – Now $0 sponsored by our friends at Hodgin Construction from the Triad Chapter!

New-Member (w/out active membership as of 7/23/20): $40

  • Includes 1 year CCA membership and subscription to the award winning TIDE magazine, Inshore Open “CPR” wristband, and food, drinks, & captains bag at Captains Party*

Member (active as of 7/23/20): $15

  • Includes Inshore Open “CPR” wristband and food, drinks, & captains bag at Captains Party*

Youth Entry (ages 14 & under): $10 NOW $0!

  • Includes 1 year Rising Tide youth membership, entry into youth division, Inshore Open “CPR” wristband, and food, drinks, & captains bag at Captains Party*
  • Must be accompanied by a registered tournament participant age 18 or older
    • Please include name of accompanied youth angler in “additional information” box at checkout

*TBD based on COVID-19 restrictions at time of event

How to enter: Follow the link below to registration page

  • Enter personal information and follow payment process
  • Upon completing payment, an email confirmation will be sent to you with further instructions and a coupon code to register your profile in the iAngler system
  • Click here to proceed to registration
  • Contact with any issues or questions