One of America’s Largest, Oldest Sportfishing Tournaments

The Big Rock Tournament dates back to 1957 as the premier sportfishing tournament on the Eastern Coast of the United States. Located in Morehead City, North Carolina, the Big Rock Tournament invokes a sense of competition, adventure, and community within all who attend.

Although winners always walk away with a handsome prize, the core of the Big Rock Tournament is focused on giving. Every year, hundreds of thousands of dollars are generated for cancer research and other local causes. Additionally, thousands of locals and out-of-town guests gather in the spirit of fun! Join us in Morehead City in June, 2019 for what we proudly anticipate will be amongst the best yet—the 61st Annual Big Rock.

Are you hooked yet? Check out our Get Started page to learn more about this year’s event, find other local points of interest while you are in town, or register for the Tournament. You can also complete a contact form at any point to get in touch with our team directly.

Explore the resources below to learn a bit more about the Big Rock and its mission.


After sixty years of blue marlin fishing on Carolina’s beautiful Crystal Coast, you had better believe we have some good stories. Learn more about Big Rock Tournament history here.

Past Winners

You know what they say—legends never die. Explore past winners of The Big Rock Tournament and take in the permanent leaderboard by clicking here.  

Board of Directors

Get to know our Board of Directors and learn about the causes close to their hearts by clicking the link here.