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About This Division


 

If you are looking for great bass fishing competition with an outstanding payout in the Albemarle Sound area, then the NC EAST DIVISION of Fishers of Men is for you!

Our average total payout is around $2500 or more per event.  Of course, this varies depending on the number of teams entered in each tournament.  The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail offers a first-class bass fishing experience with an opportunity to advance to District and National competitions.

The 2021 season will be the 15th year for the NC East Division Team Series.  We are looking forward to another great year of fishing, fun, and fellowship.

 

Pre-Tournament Meetings:   Our pre-tournament meetings have been placed on hold based on the State's restrictions for COVID 19. The meetings will hopefully resume in the 2022 season. We appreciate all the support from our members this past year and pray for the elimination of this virus that has effected so many people this past year. There will be short devotion prior to blastoff to set our fishermen's hearts and minds right for the day. All tournament competitors are encouraged to watch Friday Night PRO-Fession replays on the Fishers of Men Facebook page or FOM NATION YouTube Channel.

 

Some of the 2020 Highlights Tommy Houlroyd and Brandon Overton won the 2020 NC East Division Points Championship!  Their Points Championship qualified them for the Berkley Team Series National Championship. Kirk Wall / Charlie Reed  and Michael / Zach Evans also qualified for the National Championship by way of their finish in the National Qualifiers. We wish all our teams good luck in the National event.  The National Championship tournament will be held on Lake Guntersville, March 18 -20 in Guntersville, Alabama. The practice days will be March 13-17, 2021.The hosts for this years tournament will be Marshall County Conventiion and Visitors Bureau. 

 

Join Fishers of Men  There are two options available for Fishers of Men membership. Both options entitle member(s) to participate in any of the FOM Series including the Berkley Team Series, The Shakespeare Legacy Series, The Abu Garcia UBC Series and the Spiderwire Weeknighter Series. An individual membership cost $40.00 + a $2.50 processing fee. A Family membership cost $60.00 + $2.50 processing fee and is good for any family members residing in the same household. Both memberships are valid from January 1st to December 31 each year. We recommend you join online from the website http://www.fomntt.com and go to the Join Online option from the drop-down menu.  If you are unable to join using the on line option, go to the http:// www.fomntt.com website, download and print a copy of the Membership/Entry Form, complete the form and send to your Division Director. Remember to include the $2.50 processing fee. If you would like more information on becoming a member of the NC East Division, please contact Patrick Seigh at 757-641-4990. You may also email him at pseigh@gmail.com .  For more information, you can log on the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail website at http://www.fomntt.com/index.cfm

 

Entry Fees: The entry fee for 2021 is $150.00 per boat, per tournament.  You may also wish to participate in Bonus Bucks, $25 per boat, per tournament, which is an optional side pot.  Bonus Bucks is a 100% payback and is divided in a 50/30/20 split between the top 3 participating teams. Due to the COVID 19 restrictions and no pre-tournament meetings, tournament entries will be accepted by mail or at the ramp the day of the tournament. Please make sure your mail in entry fees arrive to the Division Director prior to the tournament date. Entries paid the morning of the tournament must include a completed tournament entry form. Mail the completed entry form and your fees to: Patrick Seigh, Director NC East Division, 106 Pine St, Camden, NC 27921.  All Entry fees, Membership fees and Bonus Bucks MAY be paid in full for the entire season.  If a team pays an entry and then wishes to withdraw from the tournament, a request for a refund should be made prior to the Friday before the tournament. In extreme cases, the director will have the final say on whether or not we will give the refund.   Make all checks payable to Fishers of Men. Please remember this is a team series. Two fishermen must be registered as a team to fish in the tournaments. In the event one team member is unable to fish, the other team member may fish with a substitute in accordance with the FOM rules or may fish alone. 

 

Payout for Divisional Events: We pay one place for every five boats entered.  Example: 25 boats - 1st- $1155, 2nd - $510, 3rd - $340, 4th - $220, 5th - $150

National Qualifiers In order to qualify for the District 4 National Qualifier, you must fish no less than three NC East Division events and finish in the top 80% in points for the division.  District 4 is made up of just the state of North Carolina with 4 divisions, so our National Qualifier will be close to home and will cut down on travel expenses.  Fishing in less than 5 events limits your choices to the District 4 event only.  If you fish all five NC East Division events and finish in the top 80%, you are eligible to fish in any National Qualifier nationwide and you may fish in as many as you want.  (See rule 19)

 

Off Limits  The North Carolina East Division will be an "Off Limits with Practice " Division. The Tournament waters; defined as the WATERS OF THE RIVER THAT THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD ON, shall be off limits from 12:01 am Monday predecing the tournament until safe light Friday morning. Friday will be the official practice day. All other rivers and the sound will be open to fish as you wish.  This means that if we launch out of Pembroke Creek, then only Pembroke, Queen Ann's Creeks, and Edenton Bay are off limits.  And all the rest of the rivers and the sound can be fished.   The tournament waters will be off limits again from Friday 5:30 pm until blast-off. Teams may not willfully receive information from anyone who has been on the tournament waters during the off limits period. Teams may not have the assistance of any non-competitor for the purpose of locating or catching fish on the official practice day. (See exception for legal substitute in Rule 16). See the official rules for violationand disciplinary measures.

Exception:   It is permissible for one team member to compete in a tournament, alone or with a legal substitute, even if his/her partner has been on the tournament water during the off limit as long as (1) no information is shared between partners, AND (2) The team requests approval from the Tournament Director for one team member to compete in the tournament while the other team member will not be competing and will be on the waters during the off limits period AND(3) The Tournament Director approves the request Before the off limits period begins.

If you have any questions please contact our Tournament Director Tom Houlroyd by email: tomhoulroydphone@gmail.com.

The division has a new Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FOMNorthCarolinaEastTeamSeries where you can leave comments and see what is going on.  Just another way we are trying to keep you informed.  Please check the website often for the latest, most accurate information.  Launch sites, meeting sites and dates are subject to change.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.  Welcome to the NC East Division of the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail.

Fishers of Men would like to thank all of our fine sponsors; BassCat Boats, Mercury, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Shakespeare,  Power-Pole, BassBoat Technologies, Amphibia Eyewear, Buckeye Lures, T&H Marine, Gator Guards, Frogg Toggs, Kistler Rods,  Jacobs Glass.

We would also like to thank our Local Sponsors Swampdonkey Baits, First Church of the Nazarene, Camden United Methodist Church and PGF Archery and Outdoors for their continued support. 


Director Information

Patrick Seigh
106 Pine Street
Camden, NC 27921
(757) 641-4990

Division Chaplain

Marty Cunningham Phone: 321-437-2687

Division Events

EventRampDateDetails
Chowan River /Pembroke Creek Tournament  Cypress Landing  May 23, 2020  Results  
Pasquotank River Tournament  Elizabeth City /Charles Creek  June 20, 2020  Results  
Roanoke River Tournament  Town of Plymouth   July 11, 2020  Results  
Yoepium River  Bethel Fishing Center  March 27, 2021  Details  
Perquimans River  Town of Hertford City Ramp  April 17, 2021  Details  
Chowan River/Pembroke Creek  Pembroke Creek Ramp  May 08, 2021  Details  
Roanoke River  Town of Plymouth   June 12, 2021  Details  
Pasquotank River  City Ramp  July 10, 2021  Details  

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