The Outer Banks has always been famous for it’s fishing, and when fall rolls around it’s tournament time. There are so many fishing tournaments that we’re not even sure we can list them all, but the Kitty Hawk Surf Company Kayak Fishing Tournament coming up September 19 really seems to standout just because it’s so different.
It seems as though fishing from a kayak keeps getting more popular all the time, which makes a lot of sense because it is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Outer Banks and have some fun at the same time.
All the action will be in the sounds, and almost all of the Outer Banks is in play. The rules call for kayakers to fish from Hatteras Inlet to the Wright Memorial Bridge, including the western shoreline of the sounds.
This is a catch and release tournament—bring your camera because that’s how the judging is going to be done. Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Red Drum will be the catch of the day.
Tournament rules call for a first light start time–that’s 6:48 a.m. on September 19. All pics must be to the judges by 5:00 p.m.
There is a $40 entry fee and a mandatory meeting on Friday, September 18 at Kitty Hawk Surf Company at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Nags Head. Proceeds will benefit the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust.