Please pay close attention to the schedule update and the tournament payout rules updated below.
Due the severe weather received here in Virginia Beach yesterday, the Million Dollar Rockfish Challenge Registration and Captain’s Meeting will be moved to Wednesday, December 29th at Marina Shores Marina. Registration will begin at 3pm with the rules meeting at 6pm. Tournament fishing days will be moved to Thursday, December 30th through Sunday, January 2nd. The awards banquet will follow the tournaments final weigh-in on Sunday, January 2nd at the big tent located in the Marina Shores parking lot.
It is important to remember that Chesapeake Bay fishing will be allowed on both Thursday, December 30th and Friday, December 31st. BUT since the Bay season closes on the 31st,….. Saturday, January 1st and Sunday, January 2nd will be coastal fishing only. We have also received permission from the insurance company to keep both the $1,000,000 World and $250,000 Virginia State record cash payouts available provided you leave from a Virginia Port and return to the weigh site in Virginia by boat without making landfall.
Three important points you must follow to qualify for that state and world record payouts are:
- You are not allowed to fish over the 3 mile EEZ line.
- You must leave from and return to a Virginia Port by boat without making landfall anywhere prior to weighing your fish at Marina Shores Marina.
- No payouts will be allowed for fish caught SOUTH of the Diamond Shoals Light.
- If you fish in North Carolina Waters, you will need a North Carolina License.