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Manteo Rotary Club's Annual INSHORE SLAM Fishing Tournament on the Outer Banks of NC funds local educational programs and college scholarships to outstanding Dare County students.

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The Manteo Rotary Club’s 24th Annual “INSHORE SLAM” Fishing Tournament

Rockfish Rodeo Fishing Tournament

October 1-2, 2021

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Come join us to celebrate our 24th annual tournament. The Manteo Rotary Club has held the “Rockfish Rodeo” and now the “INSHORE SLAM” for 24 years. Your support has allowed us to provide over $365,000 in scholarships to deserving young people in Dare County, plus support many other community needs, such as Dare Co. Arts Council, Friends of Jockey's Ridge, Roanoke Island Food Pantry, etc.

Participants now compete for the largest fish in four categories; stripers, bluefish, puppy drum, and speckle trout. There is also a single “Grand Slam” award for the individual who weighs in fish from at least three of the four categories, with the highest total weight. There were Grand Slam winners in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!

The tournament is held the first weekend in October and with the expectation of more fish and warmer weather. Most locals will agree that early October is one of their favorite times on the Outer Banks. The tournament will be held on at the OBX Marina in Wanchese with docking available during weigh-in.

A Family Fishing Event and a Special Dedication

Our tournament is an opportunity for family fishing outing by boat, surf, pier, dock, etc. We encourage everyone to share the fun and excitement of the tournament with your spouse, friends, family, and especially make it a point to “take a kid fishing”. Prizes and trophies will be awarded in adult and youth divisions. This year’s tournament is dedicated to the memory of Marc Basnight, native son and public servant.

The open-air pavilion at OBX Marina will host our tournament again this year. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. The awards presentation will be held after the weigh in. Our silent auction will be online this year with some on display at the tournament.

Come join us October 1-2, 2021 at the OBX Marina in Wanchese and help us celebrate 24yrs of giving to our community.

Hugh McCullen
Skip Morgan
Co-Chairs, INSHORE SLAM

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