October 28, 2016
All anglers can fish in Anglers Club individual tournament
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club invites residents and visitors to fish in
its annual Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 5,
along the beaches of Hatteras Island.
Now in its 58th year, the open individual tournament has been ongoing
since 1958, the year after the start of the Anglers Club. The open
tournament historically has occurred on the Saturday after the final
day of the invitational team tournament. Approximately 100 anglers
competed in last year’s individual tournament.
All participants must register at the Anglers Club in Buxton between 1
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, and 9 a.m. on Saturday, the day of the
tournament. The Clubhouse will open at 7 a.m. Saturday for last minute
registration. The entry fee is only $10 for adults, and free for youth
and junior anglers through age 16. Judges for the invitational
tournament that ends Friday also are invited to fish for free.
Fishing hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon, with the awards for the
winning fish to be presented immediately after weigh-in ends at 1 p.m.
Anglers must fish only from the surf of Hatteras Island, anywhere from
Ramp 23 south to within a half mile of Hatteras Inlet, and excluding a
half mile on either side of Cape Point. No soundside fishing will be
Fish will be judged by weight between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the
Clubhouse. Only fish that measure 11 inches or meet its listed species’
NCMF minimum length or slot size will be scored.
Frank and Fran’s tackle shop of Avon will provide the winners’ plaques and gift certificates.