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  • Big Rock purse reaches $1.63 million

    Just as American Pharaoh crossed the Belmont finish line Saturday to become the first triple-crown winner in 37 years, registrations for the 57th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament galloped past 110 boat entries to guarantee the competition would reach a seven-figure purse for the 18th consecutive year. Read more »

  • Run Off nips Ashley Lauren, Carnivore to win 2015 KWLA

    Run Off anglers Stephanie Avent, Fuquay Varina, and Julia Simpson, Morehead City, combined to release a blue marlin and land a 22.9-pound dolphin Saturday to defeat a record field of 96 boats and win the 18th annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler (KWLA) tournament.
    Ashley Lauren came in second with a blue marlin release and a 20.5-pound dolphin. Carnivore finished third with a blue marlin release and an 18.2-pound dolphin. It was the tightest finish in KWLA history, with 8 boats tied at 400 points before going to a tiebreaker. Read more »

  • New CONTENDER/Starling Outboard Level

    The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has added a new Outboard Level entry for this year’s tournament held June 5-13, 2015. The new level is for outboard boats only and is sponsored by Contender Boats and Starling Marine of Morehead City, NC. The Outboard Level price package includes Lumi Nox watches donted by Bailey's Fine Jewelry and 1 Year Unlimited Memberships from TowBoatU.S.

    “The level will allow outboard boat owners to compete in Big Rock for a total entry fee of $3500 and join in the fun”, commented Crystal Hesmer, Tournament Director. Read more »

  • James Wesley in Concert Tomorrow!

    The #bigrocktournament has an official song and it will be performed by James Wesley during a free concert tomorrow at Big Rock Landing, 710 Evans Street in downtown Morehead City. Big Rock's Major Sponsor, Calcutta, has partnered with Broken Bow recording artist James Wesley to produce the single and music video "Hooked Up". Ever wonder what the blue marlin might be thinking as anglers are in pursuit? Download "Hooked Up" for a unique perspective and a song that will get you pumped up for the 57th Annual Big Rock! Read more »

  • New Weigh Station is Complete

    And it's up! The Big Rock Landing sign is up and the scales are ready for the first blue marlin of the 57th Annual #BigRockTournament! If you follow our website and social media pages during the tournament, we will consistently be updating fans on estimated times of arrival during the tournament! Ladies fish Saturday, June 6th and Big Rock kicks off Monday June 8th-Saturday, June 13th.

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