Inspiration wins 56th Big Rock

Inspiration won the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament without perspiration Saturday as Captain Casey Wagner, Morehead City, and angler Bruce Brown, Nags Head, stayed ashore and counted down the hours until their victory was in hand. Read more »

Friday the 13th unlucky ... except for Big Rock leaders

Friday the 13th proved unlucky at the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament as the billfish bite became a ghost of itself after four great days of fishing.

Only three blue marlin and two white marlin releases were recorded by the 50 boats that fished the penultimate day of competition. Just 55-of-120 boats in the field are eligible to fish Saturday as the 56th Big Rock draws to a close. Read more »

Ava D takes over third; Inspiration still leads

Two changes to third place during the fourth day of fishing provided plenty of excitement at the weigh station Thursday as the 56th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament sequenced toward the final days of competition.

Chainlink captain Ralph Griffin, Morehead City, and his crew edged Carnivore’s catch (410.7 pounds) out of third place with a 412.7-pound blue marlin reeled in by angler Ben Seegars, Goldsboro. Chainlink’s two-pound nudge cost Carnivore’s fishing team $345,405. Read more »

Schedule of Events

Lady Angler Event Friday, June 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
Sponsors Reception Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 5:30pm
Captain's Party Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
Captains Meeting Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sunday Pig Pickin' Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 6:00pm
Wednesday Dinner Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Bailey's Luncheon Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 11:00am
Awards Banquet Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 7:00pm