62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

June 08 - June 13, 2020

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05/12/20 @ 5:13 PM

Online Registration NOW OPEN!

We are excited to announce that online tournament registration is NOW OPEN for the Big Rock & KWLA tournament(s)!

With the health and safety of our participants, sponsors, staff, and spectators at the forefront, we’re working as fast as we can to innovate for you. We have implemented a new online registration platform to ensure the health and well-being of our participants.


1. Visit https://www.thebigrock.com/tournament/register-online/

2. Sign-In or Create an Account

3. Complete Entry Form(s) & Submit

4. Select Payment Method (credit card, bank transfer, or check)

Although registration is available at Big Rock HQ, we encourage you to register online & maintain social distancing. If you prefer to print tournament entry form and mail back, please do so before May 25th or register in-person.

Seabags & Captain’s handbooks will be ready for pickup June 1st at tournament headquarters.

WATCH NOW: Our COVID-19 Committee sat down to answer your questions about this year's tournament https://youtu.be/ckAlZKD1s0w

05/01/20 @ 2:29 PM


During its monthly board meeting Thursday, The Big Rock Board of Directors voted unanimously to proceed with the 62nd Annual Big Rock Tournament and the 23rd Annual KWLA Lady Angler Tournament. The tournaments will begin as scheduled with the KWLA Lady Angler Tournament on June 6 and the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament competition June 8 -13. The board of directors has been monitoring the impacts and responses to Covid-19 and feel the tournaments can proceed safely and responsibly with no social events while asking that participants and spectators adhere to social distancing and other health precautions which are now well known to all. With the tournament competition schedule in place, the board is continuing to work on details for the balance of tournament week.

As usual, you can listen to the tournament VHF radio feed featuring Randy Ramsey, watch the weigh-ins on Big Rock TV and follow tournament results at www.thebigrock.com and on the Big Rock App. Online viewing of the tournament will be enhanced through Facebook and there are working plans for a drive-thru dinner on Wednesday night for tournament participants.

The sale of Big Rock apparel helps fund charitable donations which support many worthwhile efforts in Carteret County and Eastern North Carolina. 62nd Annual Big Rock t-shirts remain a popular online purchase item and our retail store should be opening soon.

In these extraordinary circumstances, the Big Rock could not happen without our dedicated staff and volunteers, our many sponsors, and our faithful participants and supporters who make up the Big Rock Family. We look forward to welcoming you to Morehead City safely and responsibly to celebrate the 62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

We promise to keep you updated on all platforms as we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times.

Stay safe. We’re in this together.

04/17/20 @ 1:39 PM


The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Board of Directors is continuing to monitor the impacts Covid-19 is having on this year’s tournament, our community, our sponsors and many friends around the world. We have been meeting regularly discussing options concerning the 62nd annual Big Rock Tournament. While we are saddened by the tragic losses families are experiencing we are likewise heartened by positive news from around the country as the curve seems to be flattening and there is growing talk of the country getting back to work.

We are hopeful that as conditions improve the 62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament will take place as scheduled in June, however please mark your calendars for July 5th – 12th, 2020 as an alternative tournament week. Our concern remains the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and participants and as a result, there will likely be modifications to the social aspects of tournament week. Plans are being considered to provide more online access to the fishing competition and weigh-ins, and of course, shopping at the Big Rock store online is always available. Our regularly scheduled April board meeting has been moved to the end of the month with the hope of a final decision to be made at that time. Like so many of you, we want to celebrate the annual Big Rock Tournament, and we are committed to welcoming you to Morehead City safely and responsibly for a fabulous week of Big Rock fishing.

Be safe & stay healthy. We're in this together!