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65th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

65th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

June 9 - June 18, 2023

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06/18/23 @ 10:10 AM

Official Statement From The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

After careful deliberation and discussions between the Big Rock Rules Committee and Board of Directors with biologists from both NC State CMAST and NC Marine Fisheries biologists as well as an IGFA official, it was determined that SENSATION’S 619.4lb Blue Marlin is disqualified due to mutilation caused by a shark or other marine animal. It was deemed that the fish was mutilated before it was landed or boated and therefore it was disqualified.

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament follows IGFA rules regarding mutilated fish as outlined in Rule #23 in the Big Rock Official Rules. IGFA rules state that the following situation will disqualify a fish: “Mutilation to the fish, prior to landing or boating the catch, caused by sharks, other fish, mammals, or propellers that remove or penetrate the flesh.”

This decision is consistent with prior decisions made by the tournament in similar circumstances over the last 65 years.

SUSHI has been declared the first place winner of the 65th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament for their 484.5lb Blue Marlin. CHASIN A claimed second place with their 479.8lb. Blue Marlin. The 470.2lb blue marlin captured by C-STUDENT will finish in third place.

The Big Rock extends its sincere appreciation to the 271 Boats that participated in the record-breaking 65th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

To learn more about the IGFA rules regarding mutilated fish, visit the following website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=b8gqsUL4M3A


06/17/23 @ 8:42 PM

SENSATION ETA!

SENSATION, Jarrett Bay Hull #1, has boated their blue marlin after a 6+ hour fight. ETA 11:15 PM!


Jun 17 @ 8:22 PM

SENSATION

Boated a blue marlin

Jun 17 @ 6:16 PM

Reel Priority

Travis Cantrell weighed a 52.8 lbs tuna

Jun 17 @ 6:06 PM

Offshore Outlaw

Patrick Piner weighed a 67.7 lbs dolphin

Jun 17 @ 5:55 PM

Hit N Run

Laura Russell weighed a 51.4 lbs wahoo

Jun 17 @ 5:50 PM

Little Shooter

Jim Hardee weighed a 3.3 lbs dolphin

Jun 17 @ 5:44 PM

Double B

Greg Kuhn weighed a 70.5 lbs wahoo

Jun 17 @ 5:39 PM

Reel Love

Kaelyn Bildsten weighed a 42.5 lbs dolphin

Jun 17 @ 5:34 PM

ODYSSEY

Matt Baxter weighed a 52.5 lbs tuna

Jun 17 @ 5:33 PM

ODYSSEY

Matt Baxter weighed a 48.8 lbs tuna

Jun 17 @ 5:30 PM

Hoo Hunter

Noel Rodriguez weighed a 36.4 lbs wahoo

Jun 17 @ 5:28 PM

Catch 32

Terry Martin weighed a 14.4 lbs dolphin

Jun 17 @ 5:27 PM

Catch 32

Jim Halsey weighed a 17.1 lbs wahoo

Jun 17 @ 5:26 PM

Cuervos

Aaron Galley weighed a 24.5 lbs dolphin

Jun 17 @ 5:23 PM

Cuervos

Clay Bruce weighed a 29.7 lbs dolphin

Jun 17 @ 5:19 PM

Keep Reelin

Michael Colon weighed a 20.5 lbs wahoo

Jun 17 @ 5:15 PM

Pelagic

Steven Holder weighed a 34.6 lbs wahoo

Jun 17 @ 5:10 PM

Ocean Lifter

Jennings Bunch weighed a 7.2 lbs dolphin

Jun 17 @ 5:07 PM

A&M Tower Services II

Colby Hensley weighed a 8.0 lbs dolphin

Jun 17 @ 4:50 PM

Top Level

Kristy Molinari weighed a 7.5 lbs dolphin

06/17/23 @ 3:33 PM

LINES OUT, Day 6!

That's a wrap for the final day of the 65th Annual Big Rock Tournament! SENSATION is still hooked up. Unofficially a total of 58 billfish were released today- 47 blues, 6 whites and 5 sailfish. TUNE IN LIVE to Big Rock TV right now!


Jun 17 @ 3:13 PM

Reel Quick

Carroll Thomas released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 3:04 PM

Top Shot

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 17 @ 3:04 PM

DESPERADO (NC)

Austin Lah released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 3:04 PM

Top Shot

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:55 PM

Job Site

William Farrior III released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:54 PM

Catch 32

Lost (Wrong Species).

Jun 17 @ 2:53 PM

Memories

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 17 @ 2:53 PM

Memories

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 3:04 PM

DESPERADO (NC)

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:49 PM

Mercenaria

Chad Ballard released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 3:13 PM

Reel Quick

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:46 PM

Honey Hush

Robert Gorrell released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:54 PM

Catch 32

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:43 PM

Marsh Madness

Mike Upsack released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:49 PM

Mercenaria

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:36 PM

Carolina Pirate

Tiffany Tweed released a sailfish.

Jun 17 @ 2:43 PM

Marsh Madness

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:34 PM

Sea Wolf

Released a white marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:34 PM

BUILDER'S CHOICE

Harris Huddle released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:36 PM

Carolina Pirate

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:55 PM

Job Site

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:31 PM

Sequel

Released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:31 PM

Sequel

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:22 PM

Goombay

Terry Young released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:18 PM

Dem Boys

Released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 8:22 PM

SENSATION

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:14 PM

C Escape

Austin Sides released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:12 PM

Skip Hook

Aaron Moody released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:11 PM

Saving Grace 70'

Sarah McConnell released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:34 PM

BUILDER'S CHOICE

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:08 PM

Marsh Madness

Bob Marsh released a white marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:08 PM

On The Dot

Austin Henderson released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:12 PM

Skip Hook

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:18 PM

Dem Boys

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:05 PM

GeekBox IT

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 17 @ 2:08 PM

Marsh Madness

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:11 PM

Saving Grace 70'

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:01 PM

Wingman

Jack Morgan released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 2:01 PM

Power Play

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 17 @ 2:22 PM

Goombay

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:34 PM

Sea Wolf

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:05 PM

GeekBox IT

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 1:48 PM

SENSATION

Lost (Wrong Species).

Jun 17 @ 1:48 PM

SENSATION

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:08 PM

On The Dot

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 1:31 PM

Triple S

Released a white marlin.

Jun 17 @ 1:30 PM

Beagle

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 17 @ 2:01 PM

Power Play

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 2:01 PM

Wingman

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 1:29 PM

Accordingly IV

Richard Kiphe released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 1:28 PM

Safari

J.D. Swart released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 1:31 PM

Triple S

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 1:21 PM

Triple S

Released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 1:19 PM

Outlier

Will Dorminy released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 1:18 PM

Double B

Kevin Boyd released a white marlin.

Jun 17 @ 1:15 PM

SEA TOY

Rob Hood released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 1:18 PM

Double B

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 1:29 PM

Accordingly IV

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 1:19 PM

Outlier

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 1:15 PM

SEA TOY

Hooked up

Jun 17 @ 1:01 PM

CITATION

Tyler McCarty released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @12:59 PM

Watertight

Noah Beck released a white marlin.

Jun 17 @12:57 PM

Overtime

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 17 @12:56 PM

Reelin Feelin

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 17 @ 1:28 PM

Safari

Hooked up

Jun 17 @12:56 PM

Reelin Feelin

Hooked up

Jun 17 @12:59 PM

Watertight

Hooked up

Jun 17 @12:57 PM

Overtime

Hooked up

Jun 17 @12:48 PM

Carolina Lady

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 17 @12:46 PM

Sea Wolf

Released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @12:48 PM

Carolina Lady

Hooked up

Jun 17 @12:46 PM

Sea Wolf

Hooked up

Jun 17 @12:31 PM

C- Student

Released a blue marlin.

Jun 17 @ 1:01 PM

CITATION

Hooked up

Jun 17 @12:29 PM

BUILDER'S CHOICE

Harris Huddle released a sailfish.

Jun 17 @12:22 PM

Sea Striker

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 17 @12:22 PM

Sea Striker

Hooked up

Jun 17 @12:31 PM

C- Student

Hooked up