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Tournament fishing elevates all of your senses as an angler. From how long you spend on the water to how hard you push yourself to hang that last good fish. In so many other tournaments, catch and release is not even a consideration! Everyone forgets how important the fish are! Encouraging anglers to kill fish--especially multiple fish--to win a trinket or prize works against everything we stand for as recreational fishermen and tournament competitors! The fact that we have to kill to compete is a flaw in the system that needs to be corrected, striped bass are an important resource; that's where we come in. If you thought you were obsessed with fishing before, just wait. Whether you enter GoTight.Net's Surfcaster's Classic or the Coast-Wide Cow Hunt your days and nights will no longer be yours. And with two ways to enter it's easy for anglers of any style to get in on the action and compete in this unique catch and release event!
The Surfcaster's Classic is a surfcasting striper tournament that's devoted to catch and release! In addition to being one of the only season-long catch and release events in existence, it is the first tourney that adds the team dynamic to the mix. Your two-man team will be pitted against a field of accomplished casters every day, all season long! Your goal is to log the six largest fish every 28 days, at end then end of each of those periods (that we refer to as ANGLING MONTHS) we will record your score and award prizes to the top finishing teams. At the end of our monstrous 140 day "regular season" the top 16 teams will enter a no holds barred, 84 day playoff. Best of all, you can fish wherever you want to, all you need is a camera, an approved measurement device and a desire to win. Follow our Facebook Page for regular updates on the progress of our field of competitors.
The Coast-Wide Cow Hunt is an individual competition for surfcasters. Anglers signed up for the Classic are automatically entered in the Cow Hunt. In this event anglers grind it out over 6-1/2 months combining the lengths of their three largest fish for the winning points total. A wide range of prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers. So if you're as sick as we are of the needless killing brought on by all of the 'conventional' tournaments out there, sign up today. Catch. Compete. Release.
The Surfcaster's Classic runs from April through November with a guaranteed 20 weeks of competition and costs just $80 per team. Just remember that you have to post a minimum of three (3) monthly scores to qualify for the playoffs, entry into the Surfcaster's Classic comes with automatic entry into the Coast-Wide Cow Hunt which gives you 224 days of fishing for the individual prizes and a t-shirt. The Coast-Wide Cow Hunt costs just $40 per angler and also includes a T-Shirt. If you're interested in entering by yourself or with a surfcasting team, head straight to our sign up page, if you'd like to know more come in and check out GoTight.Net!