Surf Fishing Tournament celebrates island fishing at its finest

The best surf fishing teams on the East Coast got into the breakers on Hatteras Island this morning to start the 52nd annual Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.

With 120 teams, this is the premier surf fishing tournament in the United States, and arguably the world.

Action continues around Buxton through Friday afternoon. The individual angler Bob Bernard Individual Surf Fishing Tournament is Saturday.

Anglers compete for points based on catches of various species that meet minimum points requirements. Fish bigger than the minimums earn extra points.

Surf fishing on the island has been good in recent weeks, so teams could put up some pretty impressive numbers

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