Everything You Need to Know About the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament


The 60th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is taking place from June 8 to 16, 2018! This beloved event brings anglers from all over the region to the coastline to reel in the blue marlins. There are a ton of great events happening during the contest, so be sure to register for the fun and book your home with Spinnaker’s Reach soon!

When you’re registered and ready for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, be sure also download a copy of our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of ideas about fun things to experience during your stay on the Crystal Coast. Planning a trip for the family is rarely easy, but with our free Vacation Guide, you’ll already have all the information you need in one convenient place! Spend less time planning your trip and more time enjoying it with our free Vacation Guide!

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament History

It may surprise experienced anglers to learn that it was once assumed that blue marlins couldn’t be found off the North Carolina Coast. While these fish are more commonly found in the warmer waters of the Gulf and Caribbean, the idea that they were impossible to find was disproven in 1957, when Jimmy Croix reeled in a 143-pound blue marlin!

Although the exact location of the victory is still unknown, it’s suspected that Croix pulled in the fish somewhere over the Big Rock. Actually a series of underwater ledges, peaks, and plateaus, the Big Rock provides the perfect environment for the smaller fish that blue marlin feed on. Once this was discovered, the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament was born. The tournament had humble beginnings and has grown significantly over time. For the last 16 years, the winning boats have received upwards of $1 million in prize money.

Big Rock Tournament Entry Fee and Information

Are you ready to register for the 2018 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament? Entry fees for the competition range from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the level of entry.

The fun doesn’t stop at just fishing, though. When you register for the tournament, you can enjoy a full week of amazing events. Attend the Captain’s Party, a great event that features live music and plenty of fun! The Sunday Pig Pickin’ is another great event if you’re in the mood for pork. Lady anglers even have their own special tournament!

Relax at Your Perfect Beach Home

When you register for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, be sure to book your vacation home with Spinnaker’s Reach! You won’t find a better selection of rental properties anywhere along the Crystal Coast.

Consider booking Beyond the Sea, a stunning five-bedroom, five-bathroom house that is the perfect little hideaway for families traveling on their summer vacations! It’s just a short walk from the shoreline, though there is a golf cart available for use. Other amenities in the home include an outdoor gas grill, two refrigerators, a high chair, and a port-a-crib. The master king suite of this home is located on the main level, next to the living room, kitchen, and dining room. The suite comes with a connecting bathroom that features a soaking tub, a shower, and a double vanity.

Check out the rest of our accommodations and book today! We look forward to having you.

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