1st Annual Thomas Lee Hart Sr. Fish for the Hungry - Fishing Tournament

1st Annual Thomas Lee Hart Sr. - Fish for the hungry Fishing Tournament

presented by the Eastern Shore Association of Realtors® to benefit the FOODBANK of the Eastern Shore.

Location: Wachapreague, VA

Date: August 7th, 8th, & 9th

Cost: Before August 1st $25/angler (includes 1 ticket to the BBQ on Sunday, and tournamen t-shirt)

            After August 1st $30/angler (includes 1 ticket to the BBQ on Sunday, and tournament 


Prizes: Prizes and Payouts for Individuals and Boats by Weight!

                      Individual                                    All fish combined by team/

 Croaker                Flounder             boat donated to the Foodbank

1st   $100                  $100                                                          $200

2nd  $50                     $50                                                           $100

3rd   $25                      $25                                                            $50

RULES: (1) All anglers on boat must be registered

                (2) Anglers are encouraged to donate fish caught to the FOODBANK



Official Tournament rules:

The intent of this tournament is to promote overall good fellowship, promote fishing, and to raise as much fish for the Foodbank as possible. Honesty and fair play are essential to the success and competition in any event and must be followed at all times.

Any disputes before, during, after the tournament will be brought to the attention of and addressed by the following rules committee or volunteers:

Matt Hart
Amy Higgins
Anne Kyle Doughty
Jean Didaniele
Rosa Custis
Jane Bulette

1. Registration: All boats must be registered with ESAR in writing August 7th at 12:00 PM. The tournament committee reserves the right to extend the deadline. The tournament committee reserves the right to refuse entry of any person, group, or boat.

2. Tournament weigh-in: Will be at the Wachapreague Town Marina by one of the 6-committee members or volunteers:  
               Fish weigh-in times
Friday:      3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
       Saturday:  3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
       Sunday:    1:00 PM- 5:00 PM
3. Tournament Start/Stop: The Tournament will begin at official sunrise for August 7th and lines must be out of the water by 4:00 PM August 9th. The tournament committee reserves the right to amend the start and finish times of the tournament and will use good faith and judgment to ensure a successful tournament for all participants. There is no rain date for this event.

4. Format: This is a boat tournament. The tackle is unlimited, and live bait may be used. Fishing nets of any sort will result in disqualification of the entire boat. After the tournament begins, two or more boats congregating (close enough to pass fish) will be disqualified at the weight-in station at the Wachapreague town marina. The only exceptions is in the case of an emergency. Mechanical break down-your boats condition and efficiency is as equally important as your fishing skills. All teams/ boats. All teams/boats are responsible for getting their fish to the weigh-in station aboard their own boat or vehicle.

5. Boundaries: The boundaries are the Maryland/Virginia state line and the Cape Charles light, outside of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. 

6. Cash and Prize Awards: Prize money award checks will only be paid out upon proof of identification using a picture ID (such as a Drivers license, Government ID card, Passport, Etc).

7. Federal and State Regulations: The weight and/or length of the eligible fish submitted for weigh-in is subject to state of Virginia and/or federal laws. All tournament boats must possess current and valid Virginia Saltwater Fishing licenses and any other permits as required by applicable law at the time of weigh. Any team without valid permits and/or licensing are in violation of state and or federal law and may have their fish disqualified at time of weigh-in.


Sunday Evening at the conclusion of the tournament a BBQ will be held at the Wachapreague Carnival Grounds where the awards will be given. All anglers entered in the tournament will receive a free ticket. Individuals not entered in the tournament are can purchasee a ticket for the BBQ at a charge of $10.00/person. There will be live entertainment as well.


Come join the Eastern Shore Association of Realtors® on August 7th, 8th and 9th for a fun filled weekend of fishing and fun, all for a great cause!


To pay using Paypal please click on link below:



Please contact the following for questions and more information on registering for the tournament:

Amy Higgins 757-787-1010



Matt Hart 757-787-4848





Name Sales End Price
Please see Event Details below regarding registration fees. Ended Free

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