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  • Islander ladies win 15th Keli Wagner Lady Angler tourney

    The Islander fishing team released two blue marlins and two white marlins Saturday to win the 15th annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler (KWLA) tournament in record fashion.

    Islander lady anglers Abby Hooper, LeAnne Barry and Holly Wyche combined to top a field of 70 boats that hooked and released 15 blue marlins, 12 white marlins and 3 sailfish in the Gulf Stream waters offshore from Morehead City. The Islander team, captained by Bobby Schlegel, Rocky Mount, scored 1,050 points for its four releases, the highest release total in KWLA history. Read more »

  • Keli Wagner Lady Angler tourney draws field of 70 boats

    When Big Rock president Casey Wagner stood in front of a large gathering Friday night at the Crystal Coast Civic Center to announce that 70 boats had registered for the one-day billfish event named in honor of his late wife, it seemed hard to believe that just a dozen years before the event drew much less than half that number. Read more »

  • Blue Marlin Bite Heats Up as Big Rock Nears!

    Big Rock Landing boats have all reported blue marlin bites throughout the the last week of fishing on the Crystal Coast while all boats continue to catch massive amounts of dolphin.

    The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament will kick off on June 8th with the Keli Wagner Lady Angler Reception and its one-day ladies tournament June 9th. Later that evening the Captain's Party will host Sleeping Booty, a great North Carolina band, that will keep you dancing the night away!

    Registration is open now for both tournaments....come on and fish!! Read more »

  • Hatteras Village Offshore Open will weigh at BIG ROCK!!

    For 2012 only, participating boats may depart alternative NC inlets to include Oregon Inlet, Hatteras Inlet, Ocracoke Inlet or Beaufort Inlet. The NC Governor’s Cup will be providing state certified scales at Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, Hatteras Harbor Marina in Hatteras Village and at Big Rock Landing in Morehead City. Festivities at the Hatteras Village Civic Center will take place as planned including the Kick-Off Tuesday, May 15, the Cookout at the Hatteras Marlin Club on Thursday, May 17 and the Awards Banquet Saturday, May 19. Read more »


    The 54th Annual Big Rock tournament program has arrived in the office and will be delivered to area retailers, restaurants, hotels and condos in the following weeks.

    The beautiful 148-page full color program features the 2012 sponsors, 2011 participants, schedule of events, 2011 winner's photos, charities and a special section and timeline on the 15th Annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament. Read more »

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