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  • 2012 Short Sleeve Shirt Colors

    The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament shirt colors have been chosen and will be delivered to area retailers before Easter week, April 8th.

    The colored shirts are Custom Color brand shirts and the white will be a 6.1 oz Gildan. Shirt colors are Turquoise, Brook, Maize and Bay. Area retailers include:

    MOREHEAD CITY: Tournament Headquarters, 70 West Marina, Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books, EJW Outdoors, Gloria’s Hallmark, Morehead Gulf Dock, Morehead City Yacht Basin, Wal-Mart and WalGreens. Read more »

  • Big Rock Mourns Loss

    The Big Rock Board of Directors mourns the loss of our dear friend, long-time participant and Major Sponsor, Tom Coble. Tom will be remembered for his integrity, strong faith, and contributor to the common good. We ask that you keep the Coble family in your prayers as they deal with this unbearable loss.


    The Big Rock Blue Marlin long-sleeve 2012 shirts are on sale now online and at tournament headquarters.

    The original art was designed by North Carolina artist, Steve Goione and showcases the Big Rock weigh station...where everyone wants to be! The shirts are available now in black and white unisex sizing with washed denim blue on the way. The lady-cut shirts will be avialable next week in watermelon, bright blue, and blossom pink.
    Youth shirts are also on the way in periwinkle blue and white.

    These shirts are a big Christmas item and will sell out!! Get yours while they last!

  • 53rd Annual Charity Given

    The success of the 2011 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, allows the board of directors to once again give back to area charities.
    On Thursday, July 14, 2011, The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Board of Directors presented $74,500 to 13 worthy organizations from the 53rd Annual Big Rock Tournament. Combined with the record making $200,000 donation to the new Crystal Coast Hospice House, this year’s donation propelled the cumulative contributions since 1988 to $2,407,658.00! Read more »

  • Double B wins 53rd Big Rock

    The Double B won the 53rd Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament without a last-minute scare when no hook-ups took place Saturday during the final six hours of fishing.

    Kenny Sexton, Manteo, captain of the Double B, grabbed the lead for good Monday afternoon when he showed up at the Big Rock scales with a 652.8-pound blue marlin reeled in by Travis Stephenson of Angier. Sexton and crew receive $524,375 for the victory. Read more »

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