John Overholtzer Youth Tournament

This tournament is open to all current junior members starting the day before the annual meeting at 6AM and ends noon on the day of the annual meeting.

You must have 'toes in the sand', in other words you must catch your fish from the shore, not from a kayak, boat or pier. 

All legal fish are eligible and must be turned in by noon on the day of the annual meeting.

If you are too far to get to the meeting by noon simple email or text a picture of your catch or release fish. 

I need your name, NCBBA #, location of catch, species, size and a contact phone number. 

First and second place winners will receive nice surf rod and reel combinations to further enhance your surf fishing.

Richard Collins 252-564-0765 [email protected]

 

Russ Privett Spring Tournament

This tournament is open to all adult members starting the day before the annual meeting at 6AM and ends noon on the day of the annual meeting.

You must have 'toes in the sand', in other words you must catch your fish from the shore, not from a kayak, boat or pier. 

All legal fish are eligible and must be turned in by noon on the day of the annual meeting.

If you are too far to get to the meeting by noon simple email or text a picture of your catch or release fish. 

I need your name, NCBBA #, location of catch, species, size and a contact phone number. 

1st place: $100 Cash, 2nd Place: $75 cash, 3rd place $50 cash. 

Richard Collins 252-564-0765 [email protected]

 

 

NCBBA Fishing Citations

 

All fish entered must be caught from the surf of North Carolina and the west side of the Outer Banks (Sound) from Corolla to the Core Banks by legal methods. 

Fish caught from boats, piers, kayaks, and bridges are NOT ALLOWED.

NCBBA adult and junior members in good standing are eligible.

Those eligible can apply for as many citations per species as desired.

One NCBBA citation sticker will be awarded per citation.

The program ends each March 31. Special awards will be presented to citation winners who caught the largest fish (by weight/length) of each eligible species and the angler will automatically be entered in the Angler of the Year and/or Junior Angler of the Year Award Program.

All catch fish must be weighed or certified for length at one of the official NCBBA Weigh Stations.

All entry forms must be submitted within 30 days of the catch.

One entry allowed per fish. 

Please note: All submitted pictures submitted become the property of NCBBA and may be used on our site or social media.

Species

Catch

Minimum Weight

Release

Minimum Length

 

Species

Catch

Minimum Weight

Release

Minimum Length

Black Drum

10 lbs.

35 inches

 

Sea Mullet

 1 lb.

13 inches

Bluefish

  5 lbs.

30 inches

 

Sheepshead

 5 lbs.

22 inches

Cobia

30 lbs.

40 inches

 

Spadefish

4 lbs.

14 inches

Croaker

  2 lbs.

ANY LENGTH

 

Spanish Mackerel

 3 lbs.

22 inches

Flounder

 STATE REGULATION

ANY LENGTH

 

Speckled Trout

 2 lbs.

22 inches

Gray Trout

  4 lbs.

24 inches

 

Spot

12 oz.

10 inches

Red Drum

STATE REGULATION

40 inches

 

Striped Bass

 N/A

30 inches

Pompano

 1 lb.

15 inches

 

Tarpon

 N/A

ANY LENGTH

 

How to Submit for your Citation 

 

In all cases we need your name, NCBBA#, phone #, address, email, as well as the date and location of the catch or release. 

Catch Citations:

  • Bring fish to an official NCBBA weigh station for weigh in and have the weigh station employee sign the form (if you are using the paper form).¬†
  • If is also a state citation just take a photo of the completed state citation form and summit by clicking here.¬†

Release Citations:

  • Take 2 pictures of the fish. One of the entire fish on the measuring tape/stick and another of just the measurement with the tail.
  • Provide name and contact information of your witness.¬†

Online submission: click here to submit your information online and upload applicable photos. 

Mail in your submissions:  Download this mail-in form. Mail the form to "NCBBA Citations PO Box 189, Nags Head, NC 27959. Be advised this will delay your citation. 

Email submissions: Email photos to [email protected].¬†

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE THE INFORMATION ABOVE. INCOMPLETE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

Fishing Teams Application

NCBBA has teams in three invitational tournaments. Members who are interested in joining a team should contact Richard Collins at 252-564-0765 to get the particulars on which tournaments have openings as well as other logistics. The cost is $100. Once you have confirmed a spot come back to this page to register and pay your fee. 

Ocracoke Invitational Fishing Tournament (May 1-3, 2024)

Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament (October 9-11, 2024)

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Tournament (November 6-9, 2024)

 

 

 

NCBBA Official Weigh Stations

 
AVON
Frank & Fran's - 252-995-4171
Air Station 
 
BUXTON
Dillon's Corner - 252-995-5083
Air Station 
Red Drum Food Mart, Bait and Tackle - 252-986-5117
Red Drum Tackle - 252-995-5414
Air Station 
 
COROLLA 
Corolla Bait and Tackle - 252-453-9500
 
DUCK
 
FRISCO
Frisco Rod and Gun - 252-995-5366
Air Station 
 
HATTERAS
Pelican's Roost Tackle Shop - 252-986-0015
Teach's Lair - 252-986-2460
Air Station 
 
KITTY HAWK
TW's Bait and Tackle - 252-261-7848
 
NAGS HEAD
Fishing Unlimited Outer Banks Fishing Pier - 252-441-5028 
Oceans East Bait and Tackle - 252-441-7413
TW's Bait and Tackle - 252-441-4807
 
OCRACOKE
Tradewinds Tackle Shop - 252-928-5491
Air Station 
 
RODANTHE 
Hatteras Jack - 252-987-2428
 
SALVO
The Fishin' Hole - 252-987-2351
Air Station 

Angler of the Year

There are two annual awards: One for an adult member, and one for a junior member. ÔŅľ

Criteria

  1. You must be a member in good standing, which mean your dues must be current. All Citations will be checked against our current member list before being issued.
  2. Complete citations forms may be mailed to NCBBA Citations, PO Box 189, Nags Head, NC 27959 or emailed to [email protected]
  3. All awards and citations go to members only. Spouses or children of members do not qualify unless they are members. This is a family organization, so let's sign the whole family up! Check out the SHOP page of this website to become and Adult or Junior Member or Pay Dues!
  4. The member with the most NCBBA Citations in Multiple Species will be counted as the winner.
  5. Award will include a FREE entry into the NCBBA Red Drum Tournament 

Example: A member with one citation fish in 10 categories would outscore a person with 20 citation fish in two categories. This way one day of good fishing won't count the rest of the membership out. So, get those dues current, sign up the rest of the family and start fishing!

The Angler of the Year Award will run from April 1 to March 31 allowing sufficient time for the entries can be tallied and the winners to be notified. The Angler of the Year award will be presented to our Adult and Junior Anglers of the Year at the Annual Meeting which is held Memorial Day weekend each year.

Support the NCBBA Weigh Stations listed in our newsletter and also in the links section of this website.

Look for the NCBBA Weigh Station sign on the front of our Official Weigh Station Tackle Shops. Citation forms are on hand at our Weigh Stations.

Should you or the local tackle shop not have the NCBBA citation form at the time of the catch, then have them give you a weigh-in receipt and send a copy of it, along with a completed form when you are able.

Contact Richard Collins at¬†[email protected] or 252-564-0765 if you have questions regarding the Citation Program or Angler of the Year Award.

Want to participate? Download the citation form here.