2018 Annual Meeting and Pig Pickin

 2018 Annual Meeting, Pig Pickin’ and Russ Privett Tournament

By Charles Lockett, Director #12383

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Annual Meeting and Pig Pickin’. The event will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at “Klub Koru” in Avon N.C., next to the Avon Pier. They have a handicap ramp and a covered facility with lots of parking. The meeting begins at 3:00 P.M., with the Pig Pickin’ to follow.

The day will include great music and lots of prizes! “Topside” will be our caterer again this year and music will be provided by “Jus Chillin” (featuring our own Bill King!). You will have the opportunity to be introduced to our new Directors, along with our award winners for 2017/2018.

Be sure to bring your checkbook and/or your credit cards (yes, we can accept credit card purchases) for the many Raffle and Live Auction items that will be up for grabs.

As always, we are looking to increase our membership -- guests are welcomed! We would love to have others hear about our efforts and our goals and consider becoming a part of our organization.

We have lowered the cost of tickets for adults to $10.00 in advance, with the cost for children under 16 being $5.00 in advance. Deadline for ticket purchases is May 15th. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door so it’s best to get your tickets early! No tickets will be sold during the Annual Meeting.

Be sure to get your tickets in advance by completing the order blank below or by ordering online at https://www.ncbba.org/shop/pig-pick-tickets.html

Pig Pickin Ticket

We hope to see you there!

Russ Privett Tournament

Please do not miss our 2018 Russ Privett Memorial Member/Guest Surf Fishing Tournamentheld on Saturday morning, May 26 just before the Annual Meeting and Pig Picking.

Trophies will be awarded to winners in two categories: Youth (under 16 years old) and Adult (16 years and older).

The tournament will be from 7:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. You must have your feet in the sand to be eligible for a trophy. All catches must be reported to an Official NCBBA Weigh Station by 1:00PM that day. Weigh Stations will report the results to NCBBA.

You will be fishing for Black Drum, Bluefish, Croaker, Cobia, Flounder, Gray Trout, Speckled Trout, Pompano, Sea Mullet, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Spot and Striped Bass.

Fish will be judged by weight. In the case of a tie, winners will be determined by length.

Be sure to adhere to all NC Fishing Rules and Regulations regarding minimum lengths. When reporting, please provide the shop attendant your NCBBA number. If the fish is caught by a guest, be sure to report their name and then your name and membership number. Be sure to provide the age for anyone participating in the Youth Division.

Make the tournament a Family Affair by encouraging your children or grandchildren to enter the tournament and the whole family joining us for the trophy presentations at the Annual Meeting, beginning at 3:00 P.M. Also remember to get your tickets early for the pig pickin’ and the fun times that follow!

Good luck!





By Bill King, Director #1467

To our Members and Red Drum Anglers,

As one of the Co-Chairman for this year’s RDT, please allow me to share how excited I, the RDT Steering Committee and the entire Board of Directors is about the 10-year anniversary of our Red Drum Tournament. Much planning and thought has gone into making our tournament the very best fishing experience for you.

As last year’s tournament banquet was ending, and with Dave Joyner’s announcement to our President Bill Smith of his stepping away and retiring as the Director of this long running event, the Board was faced with quite a challenge. Dave had shared his basic “action plan” with the Board and told us we would be fine using his outline. How right he was.

President Bill Smith appointed a Red Drum Steering Committee consisting of seven folks with the concurrence of the BOD. We began meeting and working throughout the winter to build onto what Dave had put together - with a few “new” improvements and upgrades. We appreciate those who offered ideas and suggestions left in our comments box at last year’s banquet. We hope you see yours incorporated in this year’s event.


DATES  October 24- 27, 2018
AWARDS INCREASED  To celebrate our 10th anniversary we are expanding prizes to $10K in value
NEW PRIZE CATEGORIES  Daily Award for 2nd Longest Drum at $300 value per day
Senior Award for 2nd Longest Drum - $300 value
Youth Award for 2nd Longest Drum - $250 value
Youth Award for Longest Bluefish - $175 value
Youth Award for Longest Sea Mullet - $175 value
INCREASED AWARD Most Red Drum Caught - $900 value
EXPANSION TO RAMP 43 We will expand to Ramp 43 (left of ramp), based on judge availability 
NEW AWARDS BANQUET VENUE/TIME  Beach Klub at Koru Village from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. 
  Doors open at 3:00 P.M. for Vendor Show
This is a covered facility with handicap ramp next to the Avon Pier.
  The change in location is to allow you to get on the road a little earlier. 
VENDOR SHOW  We are excited to offer a vendor show 
WEDNESDAY MEETING CHANGE Instead of the Wednesday dinner, we will host a Judges, New Angler meeting,
  which will include light snacks, at the Avon Fire Department 
REGISTRATION HEADQUARTERS  Registration will once again be at Frank n' Fran's 
TOMMY FARMER CASTING CLINIC  We are thrilled award-winning Tommy Farmer will once again host a casting clinic 

Click Here to download and print registration form 

Click Here to Register on-line

Click Here to download and print tournament rules 

Click Here for tournament prizes 

Winner of Crab Stained Glass

Congratulations to the winner of the Crab Stained Glass

Member John Coffman # 15104 won the beautiful Stained Glass created and donated by Tracy Oates # 11240.

He is pictured here with his wife Yvonne and Membership Director Carol Mowers.


NCBBA Art Contest 10/9-11/15

Operation Beach Respect Elementary School Art Contest 

The North Carolina Beach Buggy Association in partnership with Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore invite 3rd
through 5th grade students from across North Carolina’s beach communities to submit their best artwork of a clean and healthy beach. This contest
is designed to help create and enhance individual awareness and stewardship of the coastal resources of the state of North Carolina.

When: October 9, 2017 to November 15, 2017. All entries must be postmarked by November 15, 2017. Winners will be announced on or before December 15, 2017.

Who: All individual students in grades 3 through 5 in the school systems of Carteret, Dare, and Hyde Counties.

Theme: Respect for our beaches helps keep them clean and healthy. We can all help by showing Respect for Beaches, Respect for Dunes, Respect for Wildlife, Respect for Vegetation, and Respect for Others. What does a clean and healthy beach look like when we help to protect it? All entries should be designed on an 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper.

Awards: Three awards will be presented to individual students:
1st Place $250.00

2nd Place $150.00

3rd Place $100.00

Four $25.00 Honorable Mention Awards

JUDGING: Judging will be conducted by members of the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, and staff members of Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore.Decisions of the judges will be final.

All entries become property of NCBBA and may be reproduced for promoting Operation Beach Respect.

Student Information: On the back of each poster submitted by an individual student, the following information should be placed:
1. Student’s name and age
2. School and grade
3. Teacher’s name, address, and phone number

Mail Entries to:
North Carolina Beach Buggy Association - Art Contest
Post Box 189
Nags Head, North Carolina 27959

For Questions Contact:
Harry Nash, Past President
Chairman Art Contest