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Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Downtown Morehead City
710 Evans St.
Morehead City , NC 28557
June 5, 2020 – June 13, 2020

Event Description

One of the largest sport fishing tournaments in the U.S., the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, is held in Morehead City and draws more than 200 competitors each year.

The Big Rock is a series of ledges, peaks and plateaus that runs along the North Carolina coastline just south of the Morehead City port. Big Rock is now considered the premier spot for marlin fishing on the East Coast.

This exciting nine-day event includes fun-filled activities and daily public weigh-ins. Festivities begin on Friday with a one-day Lady Anglers tournament that benefits local cancer research. The following Monday begins the first day of fishing and continues through Saturday, with an awards party and celebration held that evening.

Proceeds from the Big Blue Rock Marlin Tournament are given to charities.

2019 Big Rock Tournament Schedule  (2020 Schedule TBD)

Lady Anglers Tournament

When: Saturday, June 8, 8am-2pm

6 Days of Tournament Fishing

When: Monday, June 10 – Saturday, June 15 (2 lay days required; captain’s choice*)
Where: 710 Evans Street, Morehead City
Daily Weigh-in: Monday thru Saturday at approximately 4pm (Saturday 3pm)
*Boats may fish four out of the six available fishing days.

Wednesday Dinner

When: Wednesday, June 12, 7-10pm
Where: Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City
How much: $30.00 – Tickets available at tournament headquarters or at the door

Awards Cocktail Party, Dinner & Auction

When: Saturday, June 15, 7-10pm
Where: Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City
How much: $30.00 – Tickets available at tournament headquarters or at the door


View the complete schedule of events.

2019 Big Rock Tournament Registration

Register for your chance to win cash prizes.

When: Saturday, June 8, 7-9pm
Where: outside Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City

When: Sunday, June 9, 1-5pm
Where: Morehead City waterfront

When: Sunday, June 9, 6-9pm
Where: The Boathouse at Front St. Village, Beaufort

Big Rock Contact Information

Website: https://www.thebigrock.com/
Phone: (252) 247-3575

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