March 24Roanoke RiverWater Street Landing
April 14Pamlico RiverHavens Garden
May 19Neuse RiverLawsons Creek
June 2Roanoke RiverWater Street Landing
July 14Chowan RiverTunis Landing
August 4Neuse RiverLawsons Creek
August 31
September 1
Roanoke RiverWater Street Landing
2019 Tournament Information

Our 2019 season takes us to 4 eastern North Carolina rivers. There are 6 regular season tournaments and 1 Classic Tournament. And for the first time in our history our Classic Tournament will be a 2 day event with a guaranteed payout of $3000 to the winners. All anglers must fish at least 3 regular season tournaments to qualify for the Classic.

The Classic will feature giveaways, cash and trophies for the first place winners. There will be no exceptions to the Classic qualification rule. You must fish 3 regular season tournaments. There will be no double qualifier tournaments.

Entry fee’s will be at $50 for 2019. An optional $20 side pot is also available.The side pot is completely OPTIONAL and you are not required to pay that $20 to participate in our tournaments. The side pot will payout 2 places. Most anglers enjoy and appreciate our low entry fee’s but for those interested in earning extra cash payouts, the side pot helps increase the 1st place and 2nd place payouts tremendously.

There is a $20 membership to fish our trail. This fee is per angler and helps cover administrative cost to operate our tournament trail and to pay for things such as trophies, plaques, etc. This membership fee will also help us guarantee a $3000 payout to 1st place in our 2019 Classic.

The Eastern NC Bass Challenge will implement a point standing system for teams interested in competing in our tournaments. Points will be given to each team based on their finish for each specific tournament during the course of the regular season. The cost for the Team Points Championship is $50 per team and is optional. For more information pertaining to the Points Championship including scoring procedures, substitutions and other information, click here.

You will be able to register and pay your entry fee’s online before each respective tournament. Boat numbers are assigned by order of registration. You’ll also able to pay at the ramp the morning of the tournament.

Additionally, you may mail a check or money order to secure your spot in each tournament. Checks must be made out to “Jeffrey Davis Fishing”. Entry fee’s paid online will have a small additional surcharge added on in order to cover credit card transaction fee’s. Side pot, membership fees and team championship fee’s may also be paid online.

A minimum of $3000 of is being guaranteed to 1st place in our Classic Tournament! You MUST fish a minimum of 3 tournaments to be eligible for the Classic Tournament.

Each angler must meet this eligibility rule as there are no exceptions. If you are unable to participate in 3 regular season tournaments, you may pay an entry fee for 1 tournament that you are unable to participate in to become eligible for the Classic Tournament.

If you have additional questions about Classic Eligibility, please contact us.


The Eastern NC Bass Challenge was founded and operated by Jeffrey Davis, Jr. Jeffrey operates the tournament trail administrative duties, handles tournament blast off and weigh-ins. He is also available during tournament hours in case of emergencies, rule questions and any other tournament related needs. There will also be additional person(s) helping during tournament weigh-ins.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the Eastern NC Bass Challenge, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our tournament trail was created by an angler, for the anglers! We’re striving to create a great tournament experience for the true dedicated weekend anglers.