BIG ROCK UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS
The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Board of Directors is continuing to monitor the impacts Covid-19 is having on this year’s tournament, our community, our sponsors and many friends around the world. We have been meeting regularly discussing options concerning the 62nd annual Big Rock Tournament. While we are saddened by the tragic losses families are experiencing we are likewise heartened by positive news from around the country as the curve seems to be flattening and there is growing talk of the country getting back to work.
We are hopeful that as conditions improve the 62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament will take place as scheduled in June, however please mark your calendars for July 5th – 12th, 2020 as an alternative tournament week. Our concern remains the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and participants and as a result, there will likely be modifications to the social aspects of tournament week. Plans are being considered to provide more online access to the fishing competition and weigh-ins, and of course, shopping at the Big Rock store online is always available. Our regularly scheduled April board meeting has been moved to the end of the month with the hope of a final decision to be made at that time. Like so many of you, we want to celebrate the annual Big Rock Tournament, and we are committed to welcoming you to Morehead City safely and responsibly for a fabulous week of Big Rock fishing.