Saturday, May 30, 2009
It is hard to believe this year marks the 51st ANNUAL BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT! I might be telling my age but I remember earlier tournaments that made big game fishing at 'THE BIG ROCK' famous here in Carteret County, NC.
The photo (upper right corner) is that of a tee shirt I still wear to this day from the "13th Annual Hardee's King Mackerel Tournament" hosted in Atlantic Beach, NC. This tournament boasts that it is the largest all-cash King Mackerel Fishing Tournament in the nation. Having lived in Atlantic Beach, NC for 8 years and right in the thick of this event, that does not suprise me. It is a 5 day tournament and is usually held annually in early September. The Hardee's King Mackerel Tournament exudes excitement all during the tournament for the 'locals' and members of the entire family. There are a variety of activities at the 'Atlantic Station' in Atlantic Beach, NC which accompanies the tournament.
THE BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT in Morehead City, NC is a momentous and monumental event! A few of the Big Rock Events included are the Captain's Cocktail Party, Captain's Dance and a good old Southern Style Pig Pickin'!
Even if you don't fish in this event there are numerous things to do each day. Lie on the beaches and soak up the sun; go shopping in Morehead City, on the Beaufort Waterfront or in Emerald Isle; enjoy wonderful food at great restaurants in the area such as Ruddy Duck's, on the Morehead City Water Front, Cap't Bill's, Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant or Picata's on Arendell in down town Morehead City.
A new welcome addition I think to the BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT is naming the Ladies Tournament "The Keli Wagner Big Rock Lady Angler Tournament" in honor or a gracious lady who loved and supported this tournament for many, many years. Our community was deeply saddened by the loss of Keli who lost her battle with cancer in late 2008. Keli was a truly wonderful person and a generous, giving member of Carteret County. The RAAB Cancer Clinic is the chosen charity by this event for 2009. I know that Keli would be excited and extremely proud of this decision made by the Board of Directors of the BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT.
For additional updated information and photos on the 51st ANNUAL BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT in Morehead City go to: http://bigrocknews.blogspot.com/
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Enjoy your visit, have a great time
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