This three-day, one lay day Outer Banks fishing event is for fishermen of all skills and levels to compete for the best catch. The event opens on Wednesday at the Pirate’s Cove Marina, where teams register themselves followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres closing with a captains’ meeting. Lines in the water at 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Return to the marina by 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and socializing. The fishing tournament ends on Saturday — the participants’ last chance to wet a line before the awards banquet in the evening. There are four levels and awards categories, each featuring a monetary prize. If this event has hooked your attention, check out the registration information on its website.

This event is brought to you by The Dare County Boat Builders Foundation. The mission of the Dare County Boat Builders Foundation is to develop, encourage and promote public awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of boat building in Dare County and to support educational opportunities for students. The Dare County Boat Builders Foundation accepts donations for the funding of educational programs and scholarships which are awarded to Dare County students based on academic merit and financial need.