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  • Fight-N-Lady team wins 16th KWLA tournament

    The possibility of rough conditions failed to deter the lady anglers aboard Fight-N-Lady as the team scored an early blue marlin release and held on to win the billfish division of the 16th annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler (KWLA) tournament.

    Jessica Proctor and Fight-N-Lady captain Pete Zook, Morehead City, teamed to catch and release a blue marlin after an 11-minute fight. Procter’s catch proved to be worth $5,100 in the billfish division of the event. Read more »

  • 16th KWLA changes rules to lessen impact of Tropical Storm Andrea

    Officials with the 16th annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler (KWLA) tournament took action Friday to negate the impact of Tropical Storm Andrea.

    The decision was made to give competitors the option to fish either Saturday or Sunday as the remnants of the storm blew through North Carolina waters. That action encouraged 47 teams to sign up and wait to fish Sunday. None of the competing teams elected to fish Saturday. Gulf Stream waters are expected to settle down by Sunday morning. Read more »

  • KWLA Rules Changes -Fish Saturday or Sunday!!

    Due to “Andrea”, the Big Rock Board has decided to make The 16th Annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament “ladies choice”. Fishing teams may chose to fish either Saturday or Sunday, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

    The lady angler reception and the best dressed contest will still take place on Friday, June 7th, 6:00-9:00pm at the Civic Center. At least one person from each boat should be represented and is responsible for knowing the rules including any changes as listed below or that maybe announced during the Capt’s Meeting on Friday evening.

    KWLA RULES CHANGES 6-6-2013 Read more »

  • Featured Art for Upcoming Tournament

    The Big Rock board of directors are proud to announce local artist Jack Saylor as the featured artist for the upcoming 55th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. The amazing piece of original art will be auctioned at the Saturday Awards Banquet to raise money for charity and worthy organizations. Read more »

  • Big Rock Programs!

    The new 55th Annual Big Rock program has been delivered to your favorite marina, restaurant, hotel and retailer! Please be sure to patronize all Big Rock sponsors while visiting Carteret County and beyond!

    Tournament dates are June 7-15, 2013

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