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The 26th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament takes place Friday and Saturday. Last year the winner was decided by 0.01 pounds. Jeff Shaver’s winning weight of 7.27 pounds edged Randy Parnell’s weight of 7.26 pounds. Ricky Lefler had the five heaviest flounder (19.39 pounds).
Mike Potts, one of the organizers, said he expects competitors in 100 to 130 boats to take part in the tournament. The captains’ meeting will be from 6-10 p.m. June 11 at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.
The tournament, sponsored by the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club, will award $6,000 in cash and prizes.
The entry fee is $75 per boat, and that covers two dinner tickets after the tournament at the fire department.
Prize money will be given for the first- through the fifth-largest flounder, and there will be a prize for the heaviest five fish caught. The weigh-in will be at Tripp’s Fishing Center.
There also will be the Edith Pigott Lady Angler prize of $500, sponsored by Guy C. Lee and Co. Last year the winner was Traci Bruce (3.13 pounds).
In addition, two tagged flounder are worth $5,000 each (with an additional entry fee of $25).
Special weight prizes of $125 each will be awarded in the memory of Ronnie Tripp.
There will be $50 awarded in memory of Bill Tripp for the largest flounder caught each day. And there will be daily prizes for the largest flounder caught by a child (not older than 12).
New this year will be the Senior Angler Award of $200, given in memory of Billy Lefler, who had fished in the tournament for 25 years.
The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the fire department.
For more information, call Mike Potts at (910) 512-4397 or Earl Andrews at (910) 540-2653.
JOLLY MON KING CLASSIC
SET FOR JUNE 19-21
The annual Jolly Mon King Classic, based out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, takes place June 20-21. In the captain’s choice format, competitors fish either June 20 or June 21. Competitors declare their intended fish day on the registration form or they have until 7 a.m. June 20 to call (910) 253-3474 and declare their fish day. If a fish day is not declared, June 20 will automatically be counted as the fish day.
The entry fee is $215 if paid by June 15, $250 after. Registration takes place from noon to 9 p.m. June 19.
Prize money will be awarded for the 31 heaviest king mackerel, with first place worth at least $25,000. Prize money will also be paid for the following: top 20 junior anglers, top 10 lady anglers and top three senior anglers, in memory of Capt. Scott Hewett. Jolly jugs are worth $100, and prize money will be awarded for the top-three catches by competitors in boats no longer than 23 feet.
For youngsters, the registration for the Junior Jolly Mon is 5-7 p.m. June 18. Weigh-ins will be during 2-4 p.m. June 19. The awards ceremony is 7 p.m. June 19. The pogie-bobbing contest is at 7:30 p.m.
For the Jolly Mon Classic, the captains’ meeting is at 7:15 p.m. June 19. Weigh-ins will start at 2 p.m. June 20 and June 21. A complimentary dinner is at 7 p.m. June 21 and the awards ceremony is at 8 p.m.
More information is at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center Web site www.oifc.com.
MICHAEL PAUL is the sports editor at the Beacon. Reach him at 754-6890 or at email@example.com.