Saturday, November 12, 2022 to Sunday, January 8, 2023
 | Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Redfish - Red Drum (Redfish)
Spotted Sea Trout - Spotted Seatrout

Matthew Wallin


Matthew Wallin

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We look forward to your participation in the 2022 Holiday Trout Bash

This is a Statewide Speckled Trout fishing tournament put on by CCA NC and the Raleigh Saltwater Club, raising money to support youth fishing experiences including, Catching for Kids and Fishing for the Future, and to support CCA NC military appreciation fishing weekends.

Entry Fee: $60 per angler

  • Sponsor Wristband for Photo Entries on iAngler Tournament
  • 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. Please contact Matthew@ccanc.org with any issues or questions.

    Target Species: Speckled Trout (Spotted Sea Trout)

  • Scoring based on aggregate total of the 3 longest speckled trout catches (rounded up to nearest 1/8th inch pinched tail length)
  • Aggregate of 3 longest Trout = total score (all submissions through the iAngler app)
  • One Day TWT, November 12th: Presented by the Raleigh Saltwater Fishing Club

    • One day TWT, Saturday, Nov. 12th
    • Largest Speckled Trout on the day takes TWT Payout ( Must be Present to Win)
    • Portside Marina, Lines in at 7:00 am
    • Lines out at 3:30pm
    • Award ceremony, 5:00pm at Portside Marina (must be present to win)

    Separate one day TWT Entry Fee: (Winner take all for each division, based on total angler entries)

    • Trout: $20- aggregate of your three longest speckled trout on the day
    • Drum: $20- longest red drum caught & released on the day (fish can be outside the slot)
    • Portside Marina, Lines in at 7:00 am
    • Release Over 20 Prize: Special prize for the largest speckled trout released over 20 inches on the day


    Timeline of Events:

    Welcome Anglers Party: November 11th

    • Portside Marina
    • 209 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC
    • For anglers, friends and family
    • Raffles, Giveaways, and silent auction
    • Food and beverages available

    Tournament Dates Statewide: November 12- January 8th, 2022

    • Line in 7:00 am November 12th
    • Lines out 12:00pm January 8th

    DAY ONE TWT: November 12th, Portside Marina, Morehead City

    • 7:00 am Lines in the Water
    • 3:30 pm Lines out of the Water
    • MUST meet back at Portside Marina by 4:30 pm for prizes (Must be present to win)

    Tournament Wristbands: will be handed out the night of the Welcome Anglers Party at Portside Marina. You will need the wristband to participate in the tournament. If you cannot attend the Welcome Anglers Party that night, please reach out to the folks below:

    • CCA Office – Raleigh: Only open M-Th 8am-4pm. Please call-in advance: 919-781-FISH (3474)
    • New Bern – Contact Matthew Wallin at 757-508-3980 or matthew@ccanc.org

    All profits go to support introducing our youth to fishing here in North Carolina and CCA NC Veteran Fishing Weekends.


    Series: CCA North Carolina

    $60 USD
    Individual Angler

    Tournament is over

    Website: www.ccanc.org


    Trout Bash Winners
    1 year 4 months ago
    Update and Prizes
    1 year 5 months ago
    Leaderboard Update
    1 year 6 months ago
    Day One TWT Winner and Weekly Prizes
    1 year 6 months ago
    "Logging Your Catch" Instructional Video
    1 year 7 months ago
    Welcome to iAngler Tournament - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
    1 year 7 months ago

    Events & Schedule

    Line in 7:00 am November 12th

    11/12/2022 07:00 AM

    Lines out 12:00pm January 8th

    01/08/2023 03:30 PM



    Matthew Wallin


    Rules and RegulationsClick to Read


    Tournament Rules and Regulations:

    All applicable North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Federal fishing and boating regulations apply.

    Anglers must allow a 50-yard berth to all boats during the tournament. The first boat in an area has the right of way. A boat may pass within 100 yds of the first boat but may not fish within 50 yds of the first boat unless the boat with the right of way gives explicit permission to the 2nd boat.

    • Burning of shoreline is prohibited
    • Fish must be hooked using a rod and reel, reeled in by the same angler who hooked said fish, landed and released
    • Anglers cannot submit any photos of fish that were not caught using the above method
    • Anglers shall not submit fish caught by anyone other than themselves
    • Max leader is 20lbs
    • Wading is permitted
    • Most importantly, this is for charity and good times, treat others how you would like to be treated.

    Target Species: Speckled Trout (Spotted Sea Trout)

  • Scoring based on aggregate total of the 3 longest speckled trout catches (rounded up to nearest 1/8th inch pinched tail length)
  • Aggregate of 3 longest Trout = total score (all submissions through the iAngler app)
  • Photo Requirements:

    Once you catch your trout, take a photo of your catch with the wrist band in the photo, submit the photo to our judges for scoring, and track live leaderboard updates all within the iAngler app!



    • Official tournament Wrist band permitted and must be in the photo
    • Fish must be photographed and measured on an approved measuring device
    • Measurement on a standard ruler must be clearly visible with inches and centimeters being clearly legible (judges have the right to disqualify fish based on not being able to clearly read the measurements)
    • Photo must also be time stamped and dated to count, screenshot will not be accepted
    • Measurements based on nose to “pinched” tail length (pinched to the size of the FISH STICK), the fish’s belly must be facing your belly when submitting a photo entry. Any amount of the fish not on the measuring tape will not be scored.
    • Only paid Anglers with wristbands can enter a fish, everyone fishing on the boat MUST be entered into the tournament.
    • In the case of a dispute or suspicion of cheating occurs, winners could be subject to a lie detector test. In order to protest you will need three opposing anglers and valid evidence to explain your dispute. The opposing three anglers would have to put up $600 to cover the test. If the winner passes the polygraph test, opposition loses the $600.
    • Tie breaker goes to the longest individual fish, then to who caught that fish first according to time stamp / iAngler time

    Please do your best to take good quality photos, showing the whole fish. Judges reserve the right to throw out photos that do not meet the requirements.

    We encourage you to enter every fish you catch from pinfish to lizard fish, to sharks, you name it. The more fish you catch and enter the iAngler Tournament app the more entries you will have into the random giveaways throughout the tournament!!!

    Also stay up to date on the iAngler Tournament announcements throughout the tournament as we will update you with extra fun incentives to win more prizes!!! As always tag CCA NC on Instagram with your catch photos using the hashtag #troutbash22 #ccanctroutbash

    iAngler registration:
    In order to log your catches, you will need to register on iAngler and download the app for your phone. Make sure to do this prior to the start of the tournament.


    Disclaimer Click to Read


    For good valuable consideration, including without limitation the acceptance of the undersigned's entry or participation in the CCA North Carolina "2022 Holiday Trout Bash" on November 12, 2022 through January 8, 2023 (the "Event") and being permitted to participate in certain related activities, the undersigned, for himself and his personal representatives, heirs, guest, invitees, employees and crew members hereby (1) RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES, AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE the following:

    Coastal Conservation Association North Carolina

    and their Chapters, subsidiaries, related entities, respective members, volunteers, heirs, successors, assigns, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors and subcontractors (collectively, the "Releasees") from all liability to the undersigned, his personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, and for all loss or damage, and all claims or damages therefor, on account of bodily injury, personal injury, death or property damage of or to the undersigned, his guests, invitee, employees or crew, during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event and related activities or while the undersigned is competing, or participating, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence of Releasees; (2) AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Releasees and each of them from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, damages, liabilities, losses and judgments (collectively, the "Claims") of or by all guests, invitee, employees and crew of the undersigned for bodily injury, personal injury, death or property damage which they may suffer or incur during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event or related activities, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence of Releasees; and (3) ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY for and risk of bodily injury, personal injury, death or property damage of or to himself, his guests, invitees, employees or crew and his boat and equipment due to negligence of Releasees or otherwise during the Event or while participating in the Event or related activities or while in or on the Event premises and the common properties and recreational areas and adjacent docks, piers and boat slips.

    The undersigned agrees to pay all of the Releasees' costs of defending all Claims and further agrees that this Release, Indemnification and Agreement Not to Sue is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of North Carolina and that, if any portion of this agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.