2024 Red Drum Tournament Coming Soon

Our 15th Annual Red Drum Tournament will be October 23-26, 2024

We will open registration shortly and will be looking for judges. 

If you have a Ramp and Time you'd like to judge you can reserve it soon.

We will put a notice here as well as on Facebook. 


RDT ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - Late Registration on 10/25/23

2023 Red Drum Tournament Online Registation is Closed - Late Regisration on 10/25/23

Anglers can register in person at Frank and Fran's in Avon on 10/25 from 8AM to 8PM

We are still in need of Judges. Please contact George Mood to volunteer at  GMood614@gmail.com 


If you are a confirmed one-session judge, click here. You will be sent to our online site to submit your payment for $65.00 which is the half price fee to fish the tournament.


If you are a confirmed two-session judge click here and complete the form so we can add you to our official registration list.

If you would like to judge but would like more information about what it involves please contact George Mood GMood614@gmail.com.

2023 Annual Meeting Weekend Fishing Tournaments

2023 Annual Meeting Fishing Tournaments

By Richard Collins, Director #6146 Life

In conjunction with our Annual Meeting the first weekend of September we have two fun fishing tournaments.

They are the John Overholtzer Youth Memorial Tournament and for adults the Russ Privett Tournament.

Both tournaments begin the day before our Annual Meeting at 7AM on Friday and go straight through till Saturday morning at Noon. That is 30 hours of fishing for you and your family to win some pretty awesome prizes and cash to be awarded during the NCBBA annual meeting.

What do you have to do to enter either tournament? Simple, be an active NCBBA member and attend our Annual Meeting.

How do you have your fish entered into these tournaments? Take your catch to any tackle shop that is listed as an NCBBA approved weigh station (listed in this newsletter) and have them provide you with a signed receipt of your catch stating the length, weight and time weighed.

Prior to the start of the annual NCBBA meeting submit your catch(s) to any of our directors there.

Where can you fish? Anywhere on the beaches of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. NO Piers or Boats and your feet need to be in the sand.

Who is eligible to fish in these tournaments? Any active NCBBA member or their paid guest for the annual NCBBA meeting.

Categories and Prizes


The Russ Privett Memorial Tournament


Largest SLOT Red Drum: $100


Largest Bluefish: $100


Largest Sea Mullet: $100


The John Overholtzer Youth Memorial Tournament

Largest SLOT Red Fish: Rod and Reel or Gift Certifcate

Largest Bluefish: Rod and Reel or Gift Certificate

Largest Sea Mullet: Rod and Reel or Gift Certificate

Note: Ties will be determined by the first fish caught ad indicated on your weigh-in receipt.  

The Creation and Establishment of Cape Hatteras National Seashore - The Great Depression Through Mission 66

The Creation and Establishment of Cape Hatteras National Seashore - The Great Depression Through Mission 66

As an NCBBA member we thought you might enjoy reading about the history and creation of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Thanks to Past President Harry Nash for passing this along.

This 250-page document can be found by clicking the link below. It is a remarkable walk through the history of our beautiful park.


NCDOT Distinguished 30-Year Star Award presented to Carol Mowers

NCDOT Distinguished 30-Year Star Award presented to Carol Mowers

By Tom Brueckner Director, # 6156 Life

 Carol gets star awardStar Award

On September 16th the NC Department of Transportation recognized the NCBBA for its participation in the Adopt-A-Highway Program which began May of 1991 by acknowledging our commitment to preserving the beauty and cleanliness of North Carolina roadsides. The NCDOT awarded us the 30-Year distinguished Star award and two 30-Year stars for our Adopt-A-Highway signs. In the letter to us is stated, “Nearly 5,000 Adopt-A-Highway groups have adopted approximately 10,000 miles of state-minded roads. Last year approximately 30,000 volunteers from all 100 counties picked up nearly 700,000 pounds of litter. Adopt-A-Highway volunteers save the taxpayers millions of dollars annually in roadside cleanup costs! This success would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of volunteers like you”.

The NCBBA’s A-A-H program proudly covers Highway 12 beginning just south of the Marc Basnight Bridge to ½ mile north of the Coquina Beach Ramp #2 entrance, a 2.5-mile stretch doing both sides of the road. Director Carol Mowers #10999 along with her husband, Dave Mowers #11935 head up the program. You all probably know Carol as our membership and merchandise Director, but she is extremely dedicated to our Adopt-A-Highway program and has managed the AAH program for a number of years. The NCBBA proudly presented the 30-Year Distinguished Star Award to Carol Mowers at our November board meeting for her dedication and hard work.