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OP eighth annual Flounder Fishing contest, Saturday

(July 30, 2015) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host its eighth annual Flounder Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest flounder caught. The first-place winner will receive $500 and a trophy. The anger who reels in the second largest flounder will take home $300 and the third-place fish will earn the person who hooks it $100.
There will also be an optional calcutta contest. The cost is $10 to enter and cash prizes will be awarded to the participants who land the first-, second- and third-largest flounder entered into the calcutta.
Last year’s first place winner took home almost $2,000.
The annual Flounder Fishing Tournament is a relaxing, fun contest. Participants can fish from the shore, pier, private boat, flounder party boats or charter boats–anywhere in Maryland and Delaware coastal waters between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the tournament day with the weigh in taking place at Pines Point Marina from noon to 4 p.m., located at 869 Yacht Club Drive in Ocean Pines.
(Tournament excludes the Chesapeake Bay. Fish must be caught within three nautical miles of shore and inland waters to the Virginia state lines.)
Awards presented immediately after weigh-ins. Entrants can bring in legal sized flounder (16 inches or larger- up to four fish per angler) for weighing in. Anglers must be registered for the contest by Friday, July 31 at 3 p.m. to participate in the tournament on Saturday Aug. 1.
Entry forms are available at the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce office, or register online at Entry is $35.