Cancellation of the 2020 Red Drum Fishing Tournament

This information was (virtually) presented at the 2020 NCBBA Annual Meeting on 7/18:

This week the NCBBA Board made the decision to cancel this year's Red Drum Tournament. We had a great deal of discussion but with the issues arising from the presence of the COVID virus and the challenges that would create, the Board did not feel it was feasible to move forward with this year's Tournament. We know this is a disappointment for many but hope you will join us in looking forward to next year's event. Refunds will be forthcoming to all who have already registered for this year's tournament.

We had also hoped to have a mid-summer Operation Beach Respect event and picnic next weekend but with the restrictions currently in place by the state of North Carolina, we didn’t feel we could effectively have the kind of event we wanted and thus it was necessary to cancel that event.

This has been a challenging summer here on the Outer Banks. Visitation numbers are off the charts, with many first time visitors. As  NCBBA members,  let’s be ambassadors out on the beach, especially by setting an example for others, whether it be airing down, driving safely, being courteous while using the beach or being a resource if any first time visitors have questions or need our advice. Let’s have them look to us as an example out on the beach.

On another note, we are currently holding a raffle for a painting called “Running of the Blues”. Tickets can be purchased on our website and information about the painting and the raffle are located on the website and on our Facebook Page. The painting was donated by George Deems Jr., whose father was a former NCBBA President.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Bill Smith, NCBBA President


2020 NCBBA Annual Venue Change

The NCBBA Board of Directors held a conference call on April 18 and decided that this year’s Annual Meeting / Pic Pickin’ that was to be held at the Beach Klub in Avon, N.C. on Saturday, May 23, 2020, will be cancelled due to COVID-19, and a conference call will be held. Those that have prepaid will be refunded their payment. In addition, information regarding the Scholarships and Angler of the Year will be placed in the next issue of the NCBBA newsletter. The entire board extends their apologies for having to make this decision but we are already making plans for the event to be held next Memorial Day.

Ed Frankenstein, Director #15002

Ocracoke Residents Need Help with Housing

A Home for the Holidays is seeking funds and/or help with shelter for residents of hurricane-stricken Ocracoke Island which struck September 6, 2019

It was the worst flooding in over 60 years!

Nearly 400 people (almost half the population) are displaced.

Many Ocracoke residents are still without a place to call home. 

Do you have or know of a travel trailer that can be donated? 

Consider a gift or money or a gently used travel trailer to an Ocracoke family.

Contact Maria Martinez / 252-216-6436

Come on out for Tommy Farmer Casting Semiar

In addition to sponsoring a youth team for this year's NCBBA Red Drum Tournament, Tommy Farmer will be doing his highly touted Casting Seminar 10/23 at 9:00 A.M. at Ramp 34 in Avon. Don't miss it.....Tommy will demonstrate the technique that will enable you to reach out whether you are a novice or a veteran surf caster.

Hurricane Dorian - How to help

Hurricane Dorian passed through North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday, September 6, leaving significant damage in its wake, the most serious being on Ocracoke Island.  

In an effort to provide assistance to those in need following the storm, the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association will be making a donation to the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Below is information about the organization if you would like to donate as well.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation helps meet local needs across Dare County and the entire Outer Banks. Through the Outer Banks Community Foundation, people who love and appreciate the Outer Banks are able to give something back to the community to help meet immediate pressing needs.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting donations to support relief and recovery after Hurricane Dorian in both Dare County and Ocracoke. All contributions are tax-deductible, and every penny of every gift will be used to directly assist local individuals and families.

Donations can be made online at their website, or can be mailed to the Outer Banks Community Foundation at 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Please write “Disaster Relief” in the memo line of your check and specify whether your gift should be designated for Dare County, Ocracoke or both.  

NCBBA encourages all our Members, Facebook friends and supporters to consider making a donation to the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Join with NCBBA to help provide relief to those in need in these storm damaged communities. Together we can make a difference.