MarineMax Wrightsville Beach Out for a Win at the Southport Inshore Challenge

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., (June 16, 2015) – On June 21, 2015 MarineMax Wrightsville Beach will compete with some of the best inshore anglers in the Greater Wilmington area at the Fisherman’s Post Southport Inshore Challenge. The tournament targets flounder and features a Tournament Within a Tournament (TWT) for red drum.

“Last year our MarineMax Wrightsville Beach fishing team didn’t make the leaderboard,” said Thom Cross, MarineMax Wrightsville Beach Store Manager. “This year the team is going all out to win.”

The MarineMax Wrightsville Beach team will consist of, team captain Wes Edwards and crew Zachary Messick and Jack Humphrey. They will be fishing from a Boston Whaler 210 Dauntless with team graphics.

The Southport Inshore Challenge’s primary prize category is the heaviest 2 flounder aggregate weight. However, there are several TWTs including heaviest single red drum, Junior Angler and Senior Angler.

With over $15,000 in cash payouts, the tournament is a family friendly relaxed event with rules that allow both live and dead weigh in. The tournament organizers are committed to conservation and will be awarding bonus cash payouts for fish making the leader board in releasable condition. However, the organizers do not want to penalize crews that do not have the ability to keep large flounder or red drum alive.

The tournament will be held at Southport Marina. The Captain’s Meeting will be held on June 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The fishing, Awards Party and Awards Ceremony will be June 20, 2015. The tournament has an honor start at 6:00 a.m. and weigh in is over at 4:00 p.m. Boats with weighable fish must be in line by 4:00 p.m.

“We had a lot of fun last year. This is a relaxed, low key tournament run by the good people at Fisherman’s Post,” concluded Wes Edwards, MarineMax Parts Manager. “We are determined to get on the board this year. We would love to have people come on down and cheer us on.”

For more information contact Graham Norton at 901-256-8100 or by email at

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