Bald Head Island
Fishing Rodeo Attracts
Crews From Across North Carolina
June 9, 2005 – Bald Head
North Carolina (NC) - Bald
Head Island’s 14th annual Fishing Rodeo, held June 3-4 on Bald Head
Island, attracted 29 boats and crews from across North Carolina to
compete for the top prize.
"This year’s fishing rodeo was
an exciting and close competition," said Trisha Howarth, Hospitality
Sales and Marketing Director for Bald Head Island Limited. "And the
gorgeous waters around Bald Head Island were the perfect setting in
which to enjoy the competition and camaraderie of a fishing
Captain David Marshall and
crew of Carolina Beach, fishing aboard Musicman, reeled in the
first-place prize of $8,571.43. The winning catch weighed in at
Second-place winner Captain D.
Pierce and crew aboard the Blue Marlin won $4,285.71 for their
249.80 pound catch, and third-place prize of $2,571.43 went to
Captain Ben Smith and crew, fishing aboard Stream Weaver.
The billfish “tournament
within a tournament” tag and release competition — where sail fish,
blue, and white marlin are tagged and release — was also held this
weekend. Captain Doyle Parish, aboard the Marquesa, was first to
reach the number of points necessary to win the tournament and
receive the $1,980.00 prize. Second place and $1,188.00 went to
Captain Ben Smith aboard Stream Weaver, while the third place prize
of $792.00 went to Captain Robbie Jones aboard Musicman.
This year’s competition saw a
large number of Lady and Junior Anglers competing in their
respective categories for heaviest fish. Leslie Smith aboard Reel
Quick took the Lady Anger trophy by reeling in a 44.4 pound wahoo.
Kyle Zipter aboard Implusive earning the Junior Angler trophy by
reeling in a 23.7 pound dolphin.
Catches from the two-day event
totaled 3,140.35 pounds combined in all categories. The average
weight of the 156 fish caught during the tournament was 20.13
Sponsored by Bald Head Island
Limited, the annual Bald Head Island fishing rodeo has become one of
the area’s top-rated spring tournaments. Next year’s Bald Head
Island Fishing Rodeo will be held on June 1-3.
Bald Head Island is a vacation
and second-home destination located two miles off the southeastern
coast of North Carolina. Bald Head Island is a 20-minute ferry ride
from Indigo Plantation and Marina in Southport, NC. Open to the
public, the island features 800 homes, including condominiums and
single-family residences, and nearly 200 year-round residents. The
island also includes a 10-acre marina and a championship golf course
in one of the East Coast’s most pristine cape island environments.
To experience the exceptional nature of Bald Head Island, visit
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