The Big Rock Tournament is the largest blue marlin fishing tournament on the East Coast and it’s just down the road from Arlington Place in Morehead City. There was stiff competition for the 55th Annual Big Rock last week with 100 boats and hundreds of anglers all competing for over $1 million dollars in prize money in this world class tournament. And local boys reeled in the big one!
http://www.thebigrock.com/ feature article:
“Let a fever-pitched celebration begin!
Hatteras Fever II captured the 55th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament Saturday when it survived a wild final day that featured 30 blue marlin releases. Hatteras Fever II, captained by Buddy Hooper, showed up at the scales Wednesday with a 465.3-pound blue marlin and this catch turned out to be worth $478,050.” And a huge congratulations to our buddy Jack Graham (green shirt) who is a mate on the Hatteras Fever II….you guys made the Outer Banks very proud!