During its monthly board meeting Thursday, The Big Rock Board of Directors voted unanimously to proceed with the 62nd Annual Big Rock Tournament and the 23rd Annual KWLA Lady Angler Tournament. The tournaments will begin as scheduled with the KWLA Lady Angler Tournament on June 6 and the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament competition June 8 -13. The board of directors has been monitoring the impacts and responses to Covid-19 and feel the tournaments can proceed safely and responsibly with no social events while asking that participants and spectators adhere to social distancing and other health precautions which are now well known to all. With the tournament competition schedule in place, the board is continuing to work on details for the balance of tournament week.

As usual, you can listen to the tournament VHF radio feed featuring Randy Ramsey, watch the weigh-ins on Big Rock TV and follow tournament results at and on the Big Rock App. Online viewing of the tournament will be enhanced through Facebook and there are working plans for a drive-thru dinner on Wednesday night for tournament participants.

The sale of Big Rock apparel helps fund charitable donations which support many worthwhile efforts in Carteret County and Eastern North Carolina. 62nd Annual Big Rock t-shirts remain a popular online purchase item and our retail store should be opening soon.

In these extraordinary circumstances, the Big Rock could not happen without our dedicated staff and volunteers, our many sponsors, and our faithful participants and supporters who make up the Big Rock Family. We look forward to welcoming you to Morehead City safely and responsibly to celebrate the 62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

We’re in this together.
The Big Rock Tournament Board of Directors