The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament has been held every November since 1958. In 2008, 120 Teams of six members each from all over the East Coast were invited to participate in the tournament, and they fished in zones in a morning session and an afternoon session for two days, with a Sunday banquet and awards ceremony culminating the event.
Targeting a number of species, the winners of this year’s tournament were announced and posted to the Cape Hatteras Angler’s club website. The official winners are listed below.
Plans are already underway for 2009’s tournament, scheduled for November 4-7, and you can visit the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club for tournament info.
First Place F-Team Southern Shores NC
Second Place Sandfiddlers Buxton NC
Third Place Outer Banks Sportfishers Nags Head NC
TEAM SESSIONS WINNERS Fish Points
Session 1 Knot Heads 22 140
Session 2 Island Girls 6 101
Session 3 F-Team 48 201
Session 4 Bald Hooters 40 94
Blue – Male 18-1/8″ Dennis Dill of The Mullet heads
Blue – Female 16-1/2″ Karen Cowell of the Showstoppers
Red Drum-Male 30-1/2″ Vinny Morris of the South Jersey Surf Casters
Red Drum-Female 27-1/2″ Nancy Giannotti of the Island Girls
LARGEST FISH (other than a blue or drum)
Male 23-1/4″ Black Drum Larry Lewis of the F-Team
Female 20-1/2″ Speckled Trout Carol Owens of the ShowstoppersOuter Banks Fishing Report 10/20/08-Hatteras Island Outer Banks Fishing Report 10/6/08-Hatteras Island Outer Banks Fishing Report 9/29/08-Hatteras Island