If you are a NCBBA Membership and have ever wanted to take a greater role in helping the organization, now is your opportunity!
This year we will have four openings on our Board of DIRECTORS and we are looking for interested candidates. The NCBBA Board of Directors is a working Board that stays actively involved with organizational duty activities and projects throughout the year. Each term as a Director last two years.
If you believe in our mission and want to help grow, move forward and wish to take an active role in the organization, please send an email expressing your interest, or direct any questions you might have, to Director Charles Lockett at email@example.com. All emails expressing an interest in running for a position on the Board of Directors must be received by December 15, 2016.
Bill Smith, President
Another successful Red Drum Tournament is behind us. There were plenty of nice fish caught, lots of old friends and laughter and those moments of exhaustion that only come when you are doing something you truly enjoy.
Beyond the tournament itself, it is reflecting on last night’s Awards Banquet that reinforces why I am so proud to be a part of this organization, as well as having a voice and a role in its direction.
Through the combined donations of NCBBA, Michael Jackson of the Fishin’ Hole, Friends of David and Joyce Joyner and the generosity of the tournament anglers, the Hatteras Island Methodist Men received $4,640 to assist in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. NCBBA also donated an additional $500 each to the VFD’s from Hatteras and Frisco Villages and to the United Methodist Church of Ocracoke Island. Before the storm, NCBBA had presented a check for $1000 to the Hatteras Island Community Emergency Response Team.
NPS District Ranger Mark Seaman joined us and expressed his appreciation for our organization, what we stand for and our adherence to our code of ethics out on the beach.
Closing, I’d like to thank:
- The NCBBA Board who worked tirelessly throughout the Tournament
- Tournament Director David Joyner and Assistant Director Ervin Gaskins for their countless efforts throughout the year and during the tournament
- Head Judge David Flanigan and Assistant Head Judge Bobby Halstead, along with the volunteers who measured those fish out on the beaches
- Finally, the Tournament Anglers, who year in and year out support our tournament. We look forward to seeing you all next year.
Bill Smith, President
NCBBA’s 8th Annual Red Drum Tournament Final Results
There were 279 participants, in which 36 of these are also judges competing for over $8,500.00 in cash & prizes. We have 2, Junior Anglers (under 16), 26, Female Anglers, 3 of which are seniors (over 65) and 66 Senior Male Anglers. They represent 14 different states. Allan Maly from Dallas, TX traveled the longest distance.
Anglers began fishing at Midnight (12:01 A.M.)Thursday, October 19th. Fishing will continued until noon on Saturday, October 22nd. After 7 years of Frank & Fran’s hosting the tournament, this year the store changed ownership. Frank & Fran’s, Avon, NC new owners Stephanie & Randy Ryals and Heather & Tim James welcomed us back and hosted their first Red Drum Tournament.
The Final Results were:
Largest Red Drum Overall is Tom Goode of Amelia, VA with a 49.75 inch fish.
2nd Largest Red Drum Overall is David Griffith of Holly Springs, NC caught a 49.50 inch fish.
Largest Red Drum Day #1 is Brian Tarman of Stafford, VA with a 48.75 inch fish.
2nd Largest Red Drum Day #1 is Scott Allsbrook of Winterville, NC with a 48.25 inch fish.
Largest Red Drum Day #2 is Richard Kosa of Toms River, NJ with a 44.50 inch fish.
2nd Largest Red Drum Day #2 is Charles Durrer of Charlottesville, VA with a 44.50 inch fish.
Largest Red Drum Day #3 is Richard Kosa of Toms River, NJ with a 47.00 inch fish.
2nd Largest Red Drum Day #3 is Kyle Berry of Nags Head, NC with a 46.25 inch fish.
Most Red Drum is Anthony Wiest of Woodbridge, VA with 4. Stuart Davis of Woodbridge, VA also caught 4 fish, but Anthony Wiest caught his first fish on Day #1, while Stuart’s first fish was not caught until Day #2.
Largest Red Drum by a Female is McKenna Fulcher of Morehead City, NC with a 25.75 fish.
Largest Red Drum by a Senior is Jeanne Griffin of Moncure, NC with a 27.00 inch fish.
Largest Sea Mullet Overall (14 in. min.) is Joe White of Nags Head, NC with a 16.75 inch 1.86 lb. fish.
Largest Bluefish Overall (16 in. min.) is Ryan Jackle of Kernersville, NC with a 19.00 inch fish.
Bulletin #13 October 12, 2016 10:30 a.m.
Updated Entry Information for Hatteras Island...
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has worked diligently to clear sand and water from NC Highway 12 on Hatteras Island and has indicated that conditions will soon allow for safe travel.
All Hatteras Island volunteer fire departments and emergency service personnel are working closely with Dare County Emergency Management to ensure that the necessary resources and infrastructure are in place in preparation for the arrival of visitors.
Based on current conditions, the Dare County Control Group has determined that visitors will be allowed access to the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and Buxton beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
Previous restrictions remain in place for areas south of Buxton Back Road and NC 12 (NC SR 1232 at Cape Hatteras Secondary School), including the villages of Frisco and Hatteras Village. Residents, non-resident property owners and non-resident employees of businesses with proper reentry passes will be allowed access.
It is important for visitors coming to unrestricted villages check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area since some properties were impacted and require repairs. Please be mindful that many residents and businesses of the island have suffered significant impacts and are in the process of recovering so your patience and understanding is truly appreciated.
Once the ferries from Hatteras Village to Ocracoke Island are operational, Hyde County officials have indicated there will be restricted access to Ocracoke Island. There will be no access for visitors to Ocracoke Island until further notice from Hyde County officials. Only those with proper identification as outlined by Hyde County will be allowed access to the ferry dock once ferries are up and running.
Please keep in mind that there is still sand and water on roadways and motorists should proceed with caution. Go slowly through standing water because creating wake will cause damage to vehicles and nearby properties.
- CHAPA response to proposed ORV rule
- Green Sea Turtle Incident Update August 23, 2016
- NPS opens Public Comment Period on Revisions to off-road vehicle use
- Feb 23, 2016- A Call to Action to all NCBBA Members
- Comments on Environmental Assessment – Review and Adjustment of Wildlife Protection Buffers
- Important Information Regarding Public Meetings on Beach Access
- NCWRC Letter to Superintendent Hallac
- NPS Press Release: ORV Management Plan Update for Cape Hatteras National Seashore
- NCBBA Members Fishing Team Application