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North Carolina Governor's Cup Saltwater Fishing Tournament


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Welcome to the North Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation Series! The North Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation Series is an annual sportfishing series operating cooperatively with eight major billfish tournaments held along the Tar Heel coast. The Series, managed by the Division of Marine Fisheries promotes conservation, protection, and preservation of our marine resources. Participating boats or teams are awarded Series points for billfish caught and released and for billfish taken which met tournament minimum size requirements. Penalty points are assessed for undersized fish taken, the emphasis being on fish released. Trophies are awarded to boats with the most points in both the “Private Boat” and “Charter Boat” categories. Individual awards are given to the outstanding junior boy, outstanding junior girl and lady anglers. In addition, trophies are awarded for the largest blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and dolphin.

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2016 Governor's Cup Participating Tournaments 

HATTERAS VILLAGE OFFSHORE OPEN
May 10-14
Hatteras
Phone: 252-986-2166

HATTERAS GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT
July 6-9
Hatteras
Phone: 252-996-0114

SWANSBORO ROTARY MEMORIAL DAY
BLUE WATER FISHING TOURNAMENT
May 26-29
Swansboro
Phone: 910-326-6175

BARTA BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
July 13-16
Beaufort
Phone: 252-808-2286

CAPE FEAR BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT
June 1-4
Wrightsville Beach
Phone: 910-256-6666

DUCKS UNLIMITED BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
July 28-30
Morehead City
Phone: 252-814-4896
BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT
June 10-18
Morehead City
Phone: 252-247-3575
PIRATES COVE BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
August 15-19
Manteo
Phone: 252-305-3610

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
N.C. Governor's Cup Billfishing Conservation Series
Randy Gregory, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557
Email: Randy.Gregory@ncdenr.gov
252-726-7021

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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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