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May 31, 2014

6th Annual Children’s Fishing Competition and Celebration at Surf City Pier

Surf City Ocean Pier Inc. 

We will be hosting our 6th Annual Children’s Fishing Competition and Celebration on Friday, July 4, 2014. This event is free and is open to all children under the age of 16 whom are local or visiting our quiet little island. This will expose these youngsters to the excitement of fishing in a fun, educational, and safe family oriented environment.
Our first five years have been such a huge success,that we are now in need of donors and donations for our event. For the past five years, we have had the honor of Pender EMS and the local Volunteer Fire Departments on site to ensure that the children have a fun and safe celebration. We have also been fortunate enough to offer all the children a Fishing Competition and Celebration t-shirt in addition to other fabulous gifts and prizes that have been donated from area businesses, private individuals, and various fishing wholesale distributors. This year looks to be even bigger and better than in years past.
We here at Surf City Ocean Pier, Inc. could use your help with this increasingly successful event. As this event continues to we are looking for both volunteers and sponsors. Monetary donations and/or donations of merchandise are always greatly appreciated. With your contribution to our competition/celebration, children from near and far will have a wonderful fun filled day at Surf City Ocean Pier. Your support will be greatly appreciated with our endeavors of the day that will be ahead of us on July 4, 2014.
There are currently twelve spots available for sponsors who donate $100 or more, to have their name or logo added to the children's t-shirts. Volunteers will also be needed to help supervise, answer questions, cut bait, identify fish and teach fishing basics to our young anglers, as well as help with serving lunches. For some of the children, this will be their very first fishing experience, and we hope to make it a memory that will last a lifetime.
I would like to invite you to come out and celebrate with us and be part of this special day here on the island. If you feel that you are able to help us in our mission, please feel free to contact me via email at pier_witch@yahoo.com or via phone at the Surf City Ocean Pier 910-328-3521.
Vinita Gass

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Billy Barnes with a nice 18 inch 2# flounder.

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Stacie Dziak with a big blue off her king rig.....the ladies are on a roll

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Ivan with a 3.08 lb Spanish! On a gotcha!

Weekly Fishing Seminar Tuesday 6:30 at East Coast Sports

Weekly seminar with Capt. Wayne and Capt. Lee Parsons. Wayne will be talking Flounder and Lee will be talking sight fishing reds! Tuesday 6:30 at East Coast Sports. www.eastcoastsports.com

May 25, 2014

Squirrel in action!

Ok, I know this is not fishing related. But these little animals amaze me.

CAN YOU SAY DOORMAT !!!!!!!!!!!!

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It was a fun 4 hour trip from last night. We had to dodge thunderstorms, but we got some nice ones.

Thanks for posting this to the FishinTopsail Facebook page.

Tight lines!

May 15, 2014

Spotted Sea Trout Update: The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries

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Spotted Sea Trout: The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
Size and creel limits for spotted seatrout, flounder, red drum and gray trout taken in joint and coastal waters are the same as the recreational limits for those species in adjacent inland waters.
Possession of spotted sea trout is currently prohibited by Proclamation FF-9-2014. 
The Fisheries Director intends to reopen the recreational fishery June 15, 2014.

Till next time....
Tight lines!

May 10, 2014

Big Blue Catfish


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Big blue catfish, estimated at ~90 pounds, after it maxed out a 77-pound scale.  Pictured are Fisheries Biologists Katy Potoka (L) and Jeremy McCargo as they hoist the blue cat caught and released near the Gaston boating access area on the Roanoke River 

Another great fish caught and RELEASED! Makes me happy to see people doing this.

Till next time....

Tight lines!


North Carolina Fish Reports:

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Roanoke River Record Rockfish

Electrofishing record rockfish, that is. This 59.5-pound#StripedBass (aka, "rockfish") is the largest striped bass that Wildlife Commission fisheries biologists have collected while electrofishing our coastal rivers.

Jeremy McCargo displays the big fish, which was collected, tagged and then released during fish-sampling work on the upper Roanoke River earlier this week on Tuesday (May 6).

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Tight lines!

May 9, 2014

2014 - 2018 North Carolina Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan - Public Input Survey

Check this out. Let your voice be heard!

2014 - 2018 North Carolina Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan - Public Input Survey


SCORP survey

"The State of North Carolina invites you to provide your input to assist with assessing North Carolina's outdoor recreation trends, needs and issues."

"Your responses to this survey will provide the State with a framework to address the need for improved public outdoor recreation over the next five years. Whether you actively participate in outdoor recreation activities or not, your input is crucial for this evaluation. As such, we encourage you to participate and share this survey as you see fit."

"The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential and you may opt out of any questions you prefer not to answer."

"Thanks in advance for your participation."
Till next time....
Tight lines!
Fishin' Topsail

May 4, 2014

Topsail Island Surf Fishing Challenge | Fishermans Post


Topsail Island Surf Fishing Challenge | Fishermans Post

 Click the link above or follow the links below for rules, prizes, and entry forms.


Click here to print out an entry form (pdf file) for the Topsail Island Surf Fishing Challenge:

Topsail Island Surf Fishing Challenge Print Entry Form.


Click here to fill out an online entry form for the Topsail Island Surf Fishing Challenge:

2014 Topsail Surf Fishing Challenge Online Registration.


Click here for a printable version (pdf file) of the Topsail Island Surf Fishing Challenge Rules:

2014 Topsail Island Surf Fishing Challenge Rules.


Four Divisions: Bluefish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sea Mullet
Entry Fee: $55 per angler before April 21; $65 per angler after April 21 (one entry fee gets you in all four divisions except Red Drum Calcutta)
Red Drum Calcutta: $25 per angler (Red Drum Calcutta is optional–it is offered as another way for tournament participants to win money)
Over $8,000 in cash and prizes (based on 200 entries)
Boundaries: Must fish from a Topsail Island beach.
No boats — No sound or pier fishing.
Four Weigh-in Locations: Surf City Pier, East Coast Sports, Jolly Roger Pier, and Seaview Pier.
Tournament Headquarters: under the big tent in the East Coast Sports parking lot


Registration: Friday, May 2, from 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm (everyone must stop by Registration/Tournament HQ to receive their tournament wrist band and have the band placed upon their wrist–no exceptions!)
Fish Time Starts: Friday, May 2, 12:00 midnight.
Fish Time Ends: Sunday, May 4, 12:00 noon.
Awards Dinner: Sunday, May 4, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Tournament HQ (under the big tent in the East Coast Sports parking lot)
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, May 2, at 2:00 pm at Tournament HQ (under the big tent in the East Coast Sports parking lot)
Tournament Raffle: immediately following awards


Bluefish*: 1st–$1000;   2nd–$600;   3rd–$400;   4th–$250;   5th–$100
Flounder*: 1st–$1000;   2nd–$600;   3rd–$400;   4th–$250;   5th–$100
Black Drum*: 1st–$500;   2nd–$300;   3rd–$200;   4th–$100;   5th–$50
Sea Mullet*: 1st–$500;   2nd–$300;   3rd–$200;   4th–$100;   5th–$50
* Primary Prize payouts based on 200 paid entries.


Junior Angler*: 1st–$50
Lady Angler*: 1st–$50
Senior Angler*: 1st–$50
* Special Prize payouts guaranteed.


Red Drum 1st: $850
Red Drum 2nd: $510
Red Drum 3rd: $340
* Red Drum Calcutta payouts based on 80 paid entries.


Cape Fear Community College Marine Technology Club


Max Gaspeny at (910) 409-8379 or surf@fishermanspost.com

Till next time....
Tight lines, 

May 3, 2014

Community News - Sneads Ferry

August 9th & 10th at the
44th Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival
All interested please contact Jennifer Marshburn, at

The Sneads Ferry Community Council is seeking Volunteers to assist in events planned throughout the year.  

The Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival August 9th & 10th
Community Theater
5K Shrimp Scamper
Neighbors helping Neighbors
Community Dinners

Please contact us via email at sfccoffice@centurylink.net for more information. 

Thank you,
Jennifer Marshburn, Chairman
2014  Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival 
August 9th & 10th 2014

May 1, 2014

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission; Leave young wildlife alone.

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission > News > News Article:

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding people to leave young wildlife alone. Human encounters with young animals often increase in the spring, when many species bear young.

Handling, feeding or moving an animal can harm or ultimately kill the animal, and poses a risk for human health and safety. Also, it is illegal to keep native wildlife as a pet in North Carolina.

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