Davidson River Outfitters in Pisgah Forest, NC, will be the base for the 1st annual Beast of the East Benefit Fishing Tournament held July 22 and 23, 2017. All proceeds will be donated to the North Carolina Outdoor Heritage Council/Trust fund. The Outdoor Heritage Council is charged with getting children 16 and younger back outdoors and re-engaged in North Carolina's strong outdoor heritage.
The Beast of the East Benefit Fishing Tournament will have cash and prizes paid to the top three finishing teams, along with prizes for most unique catch, ugliest catch, smallest catch and other fun categories. The first 20 teams to register will receive a goody bag of flies, leaders, tippet and other fun stuff valued at $50. All participants registered by Friday July 7th will receive a commemorative t-shirt.
The Beast of the East is a new format for tournaments, where anglers will catch and release multi species of fish to earn points. Each species of fish has varying point values so teams will have to create a strategy to earn the highest number of points in the shortest period of time. Teams will photograph their catch with a control token and submit a photo of their catch via social media to the judges. Since it is a two day event the standings at the end of day one will be announced so teams can decide a strategy for day two.
For the official rules and entry form, Beast of the East Registration Form, Beast of the East Rules, and Beast of the East Points contact firstname.lastname@example.org