The KWLA Tournament, sponsored by BB&T Now Truist, is a one-day billfish release tournament with lines dropping in at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 12th, 2021 and fishing ending at 2 p.m. The lady angler reception held on Friday, June 11th, 2021 is sponsored by Linda Rike Real Estate and will serve as the official kick-off to the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament and its 62nd Annual Event. The most anticipated aspect of the kickoff party is the Best Dressed Contest with fishing teams dressed head-to-toe in vibrant, colorful regalia.

The KWLA tournament, celebrating its 23rd annual event. To date, KWLA has donated a total of $349,416 towards the improvement of patient comfort and care.

Last year, the tournament produced a record purse of $148,962.50 and made a $25,000 donation to the Carteret Health Care Cancer Center.