The Big Rock board of directors is pleased to welcome Donna Hardy as the new Keli Wagner Lady Angler tournament director for the upcoming 2014 KWLA tournament which will take place June 6, 2014. She replaces Kyra Moore who held the position for the previous four years.
The Big Rock Keli Wagner tournament is a one-day billfish release tournament held the week before Big Rock begins. Proceeds from this tournament are donated to the local Raab Cancer Clinic for patient comfort and care. Read more »
Let a fever-pitched celebration begin!
Hatteras Fever II captured the 55th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament Saturday when it survived a wild final day that featured 30 blue marlin releases. Hatteras Fever II, captained by Buddy Hooper, showed up at the scales Wednesday with a 465.3-pound blue marlin that was reeled in by Raleigh angler Taylor Miller. This catch turned out to be worth $478,050 when no other qualifying blue marlins were landed. Read more »
When Saturday fishing hours were used up, the 55th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament headed to overtime since three boats were still hooked up.
Reel Dreams, Blue Magic and Crack of Dawn were hooked up prior to the end of fishing at 2 p.m. Reel Dreams, captained by Shane Malone, Greenville, Blue Magic, captained by John King, Charlotte, and Crack of Dawn, captained by Geoff Flynt, Beaufort, are all allowed to battle their billfish until a conclusion to the fight is reached. Read more »