2017 9th Annual Red Drum Tournament
NCBBA’s 9th Annual Red Drum Tournament
It is time to register for this year’s tournament. This year’s event will be held October 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2017 on the northern beaches of Hatteras Island. The 4 day event will once again be hosted by & headquartered at Frank & Fran’s in Avon with registration beginning at 10:00 A.M. on the 25th. Fishing begins at 12:01 A.M. October 26th & continues until 12:00 P.M. October 28th. This tournament is “Grandfathered” under the Final Rule, so the Northern Beaches between Ramp #23 & Ramp #38 that are otherwise closed will be open. (Subject to Resource Closures for turtles) This is your opportunity to fish these areas! The chains will be removed & signs covered by NPS by 8:00 A.M. October 25th. This will give you a chance to scout for your favorite spots. You also have the opportunity for some early scouting by fishing the Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament being held on October 20th & 21st when these beaches will be open for their 24 hour tournament.
The tournament has space for 300 paid anglers plus positions for 36 judges and other officials. Applications are now available for everyone on our website; www.ncbba.org and by contacting any member of the NCBBA Board of Directors. You do not have to be a NCBBA member to participate, so bring your friends and neighbors. The $100.00 tournament entry fee includes: tournament t-shirt & hat, Heavy Hors devours on Wednesday evening during the General Rules Meeting & Saturday’s Tournament Banquet. Those registered by September 1st will be guaranteed their t-shirt size. New this year! Women’s style t-shirts are available for those registered by September 1st.
Judges are needed! Without them, we could not have a tournament of this type. If you are interested in being a judge you will be compensated for your time with a free entry into the tournament for the times when you are not judging. (For New Judges, Your Entry Fee will be refunded during registration on the 25th.) Each judge works a 6 hour shift at least twice during the 3 day event. Each judge will be assigned a ramp to work and will need a 4x4 vehicle with NPS ORV Permit & be able to cover a 3 or 4 mile area between the ramps. At least 36 people are needed for these positions.
Head Judge for this year’s tournament will again be David Flanigan. He will again be assisted by Bobby Halstead. Ervin Gaskins will serve as Co-Chairman.
Again this year, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Hatteras Island Food Pantry & new unwrapped toys for the Dare County children who otherwise may not have a present to open this Christmas. Please drop off your donations at Frank & Fran’s during the event. We will also accept cash donations anytime during the event. Checks should be made payable to NCBBA & put Toys or Hatteras Island Methodist Men in the memo line on the check.
The NCBBA BOD and Frank & Fran’s look forward to seeing you this fall and hope the weather and fish cooperate, making a fish catching fun time for all.
David K. Joyner #5678
Tournament Director/ Past President