The 1st Annual Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament will be a family friendly King Mackerel fishing tournament where elite and sport fishermen alike can compete and provide a positive environment for young anglers. 100% of the entry fees are paid directly to the participants in the forms of prizes and other awards.
We are also accepting donations for the following:
Scholarships - Fishing and our local waterways are the number one reason people visit Emerald Isle. We wish to encourage our local students (one from each local area high school) who wish to study the Marine Sciences to come back home after school and help the community in furthering our education on the oceans, sounds and the incredible variety of wildlife inhabiting our area.
Dredging of the Bogue Inlet - Historically, the Town has contributed general tax revenues for navigation dredging efforts in Bogue Inlet. The Town has partnered with the State of NC and other nearby local governments to keep the inlet navigable for the past decade. The allocation of fishing tournament proceeds for future Bogue Inlet dredging will enable the Town to reduce the reliance on Town tax revenues for this work, and will also promote more cost-effective dredging practices in the future. All funds raised will go to these two causes exclusively.