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June 7-9th, 2024 - 2-Day Tournament



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The Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company (RHVFC) is proud and excited to host The Guardian of the Pearl Rockfish Tournament, a three-day event that features a two-day tournament

(June 8-9) and a Captain’s Meeting (June 7).

Situated on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Rock Hall is a charming village known as The Pearl of the Chesapeake. The tournament promotes heritage, tourism, and fishing for the town while raising funds for the RHVFC which serves it and surrounding communities.

Register for one or two days with a mandatory Captain's Meeting on

June 7th, 2024


June 7th - Captain's Meeting

June 8th - Tournament

June 9th - Tournament

All tournament activity for these dates is contingent on final authorization from Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the rules and regulations they set for the Striped Bass 2024 season in the Chesapeake Bay and its’ tributaries.

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Being in a rural community, RHVFC struggles to find resources for funding our nonprofit, volunteer, lifesaving organization. Your participation in and sponsorship of the tournament will specifically help us accomplish the following:

• Maintain and improve the RHVFC building and property

• Update live-saving apparatus to meet new standards

• Replace essential fire and rescue tools

• Outfit our firefighter volunteers with the proper safety gear

This hallmark event is very important to the RHVFC and the Rock Hall community. It helps us promote local businesses and our unique, time-honored history, and ensures that the RHVFC can continue its mission to protect and serve the citizens of Rock Hall and surrounding communities. We hope we can count on your support.

To sponsor this event: Download, fill out and submit the sponsorship agreement form and submit it to Beth Councell at or you may contact Beth directly at (410) 708-0492.


Registration is now open. 

Upon completion of the registration form, you may pay the registration fee online by clicking here or by sending a check to the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 577, Rock Hall, MD 21661. The registration fee is for one day registration fee for the Guardian of the Pearl Rockfish Tournament. It allows for 6 anglers. Additional anglers may added with the purchase of an additional angler fee (sold separately). Completed registration forms can be emailed to the Registration Chairperson at: Online registration closes on June 6th, 2024, we will accept changes to anglers and paper registrations with registration and late fees up to and during the mandatory Captain's meeting on June 7th, 2024. If the Captain is fishing in the tournament, he/she MUST be included on the list of anglers and counts as one of the 6 registrants.

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2024 Sponsors


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Youth Division


The Guardian of the Pearl Rockfish Tournament Committee continues to proudly dedicate the 3rd Annual Rockfish Tournament Youth Division to the late Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company Honorary Member Martin “Ton” Jacquette. Throughout the years, Ton played an important role during the annual Rockfish Tournaments held at the Rock Hall Bulkhead. Ton would keep everyone informed by sharing the exciting highlights of the day among anglers, staff and the community via his social media pages. Some of Ton’s favorite activities at the Tournaments was watching the youth weigh in their fish and capturing memorable moments using his photography skills. If there was a tournament happening, Ton was there. Therefore, the youth division is in honor of Ton’s memory.

If you would like to help sponsor these awards, please email Beth Councell at or by calling (410)708-0492. 100% of these donations go to the youth awards.

A Special Thank You

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Mike Patterson and Mary Frances Schubert

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Logo presented by: Marianne Armand


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More information will be posted as the event gets closer. If you would like to be notified regarding updates and important information, please subscribe to our mailing list by filling out the form below:

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