Broadkill Brawl Registration Opens
The Broadkill Store owners are hosting their own surf fishing tournament on September 26th. This is a walk on surf fishing tournament only.
Sponsored by Delaware Surf Fishing, DS Custom Tackle, Fishbites, Coca Cola, and Dan’s Tackle Box.
It is limited to 100 anglers.
Anglers have until the 14th of September (Monday) to sign up and select a T shirt size. After that only XL shirts will be included with registration. All registration ends September 21st .
The cost is $40 per angler there is no age limit, kids are welcome. Frets 4 Vets will receive $5 form each entry.
Tournament on the 26th of September starts at 7 am lines in to 3 PM lines out.
Anglers are allowed two rods each, fishing at one time. Rigs can have no more than two hooks.
Boundaries are the walk on beach at Broadkill Beach Store. From West Virginia Avenue to Jackson Avenue, there will be flags designating these boundaries. Anglers will enter the beach at the Broadkill Store public entrance. The beach gets a little skinny at high tide. I wold only take what you need in a bucket.
Parking is limited, if you can double up with family or friends to bring less vehicles, that would be helpful.
Calcutta … $10 bluefish entry …. payout is based on number of people that sign up for the calcutta, we pay out all monies taken in for any calcutta.
Calcutta monies will be collected when you pick up your registration packets. Those will be at the Broadkill Beach Store the day of the tourney starting at 5 AM.
All anglers must have a Delaware fishing license. No license will result in disqualification.
Two rods can be fished at one time per angler
Fish can only be caught on hook and line.
Angler who catches the fish must land the fish. Assistance by netting or gaffing a fish is allowed, but only if the fish is visible to a judge on the beach. We prefer you do not gaff any large striped bass or redfish (drum) in case it is out of the allowable slot limit. Striped bass are not on the fish list.
No cast nets before the tournament.
The angler with the most points wins … One point per inch of fish, all measurements will be rounded down to nearest full inch. All fish must meet minimum length requirements of Delaware creel limits. One extra point for released fish.
If anglers tie on total points, the total fish caught will determine the winner. If this is still tied, then the points of the largest of each species of fish caught will determine the winner. If tie is still not broken, prize money will be divided. Fish are measured to inside the V of the tail.
In the largest fish category if there is a tie, winner will be the fish caught first.
Times will be recorded by judges.
First Place … $400
Second Place … $200
Third Place .. $150
Fourth Place … $50
Largest fish … DS Custom Tackle surf package
Sixth to the twentieth place prizes … Donated Items By Sponsors … Delaware Surf Fishing, DS Custom Tackle, Fishbites, Coca Cola, and Dan’s Tackle Box.
There will be drawings for additional giveaways at the awards ceremony using the raffle ticket on your score sheet. Bring it to the awards ceremony at The Broadkill Store at 4 PM.
Bluefish … 14 inches
Croaker … 8 inches
Weakfish … 13 inches
Black Drum …. 16 inches
Red Drum … 20 to 27 inches can be scored. Fish over the slot must be released. It is against the law to retain or possess any fish out of the slot limit, per DNREC. We do not want anyone to get into trouble.
Flounder … 16.5 inches
Speckled Trout … 12 inches
Northern pufferfish … 8 inches
Kingfish … 11 inches
Pompano … 7 inches
Spanish Mackerel … 14 inches
**** No striped bass not only due to the slot limit but also due to the fact the striped bass fishery has issues. We do not want to harm or kill any striped bass for a tournament we feel that is irresponsible to a fishery that is overfished already. *** Retaining a fish above or below a slot limit for a tournament is considered possession and is illegal per DNFEC regulations.