26th annual Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament kicks off Saturday in Wanchese – OBX Today

Breanna Sykes, the adult category winner from the 2022 Manteo Rotary Club Inshore Slam. (Submitted)

The Manteo Rotary Club will host its 26th annual Inshore Slam fishing tournament on Saturday, October 7 in Wanchese at the Safe Harbor Outer Banks Marina. Registration for the tournament can be found on the Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament Facebook page, by emailing participant information to rotary.manteo@gmail.com, or in person on Friday, October 6, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center.

Cleat King, the youth category winner from the 2022 Manteo Rotary Club Inshore Slam. (Submitted)

In-person registration October 6 at the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center will include registration, free dinner and entertainment for the kids, followed by a 7 p.m. anglers meeting. The tournament will take place Saturday, October 7 with fishing hours from 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. followed by the official weigh in and awards from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the marina. If you are able, please bring an unwrapped gift to registration or weigh-in to support the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center toy drive.

The Manteo Rotary Club has established this tournament as an annual event in the Outer Banks for 26 years. While the tournament has evolved over the many years, the Manteo Rotary Club has been steadfast in its commitment to the Dare County community.

Thanks to the communities continued support of the Inshore Slam, Manteo Rotary Club has provided over $400,000 in scholarships over the course of the tournament history to students locally.

A special thank you to the many sponsors, volunteers, and angler participants for participating in the 26th Annual INSHORE SLAM! Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top anglers in each adult category as well as the Grand Slam award; trophy and rod & reel prizes will be distributed for youth categories. Good luck to all tournament participants!

For additional information contact Manteo Rotary Club at 202-352-1742 or rotary.manteo@gmail.com.