The 2011 Red Drum Fishing Tournament

The third annual Red Drum Fishing tournament is currently being held on Hatteras Island till tomorrow (October 22nd at 4pm). The event is organized by the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) and is headquartered at Frank and Fran’s tackle shop located in Avon. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Methodist Men’s Hatteras Relief Fund (Buxton, NC) in support of the Hurricane Irene recovery. In addition NCBBA is sponsoring “Toys for Tots” at registration for children of Hatteras Island.

There are 250 fishermen participating in the tournament which started at 12:01am on Thursday (October 20th). There are participants from 15 states ranging from Texas to Massachusetts. On the first day 10 drum were caught and 9 out of those 10 were citation size fish. Matt Burleigh caught the largest drum so far at 50″. A total of 22 drum were caught up to today ranging anywhere from 19″ to 50″. Two anglers caught three drums each so far. No female or junior catches have been reported yet.
Danny Fletcher is leading the blue fish division with his catch being 16.25″ long. George Mood is leading the sea mullet division with a 1lb 6oz catch.
Updates are being made every 6 hours and you can call Frank and Fran’s tackle shop for details at 252-995-4171.


Get Ready for Fall Fishing Tournaments

One of the great things about fall on Hatteras Island is the fishing, and this is exactly why so many fishing tournaments pop up in the September, October and November months for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

While planning your fall vacation, whether you’re an old fishing pro who’s ready to win big, or simply want to head out to the docks to size up the tournament’s big catches, there are plenty of fishing tournaments to keep fall visitors occupied. Continue reading


Red Drum Tournament

On October 23 – 25, Frank and Fran’s Fisherman’s Friend tackle shop in Avon will host the 9th annual Red Drum Tournament. This is a three day invitational tournament with 300 anglers competing to catch and release the largest and most red drum as they make their annual migrating run past Hatteras Island on The Outer Banks of North Carolina. The tournament begins with appetizers and a meet and greet with the judges, and will culminate with the annual banquet and distribution of prizes.

Prizes total over $12,000 for multiple winners and categories. For more information on the upcoming tournament, visit Frank and Fran’s website, www.hatteras-island.com, or call (252) 995-4171. Continue reading