Angler's Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament

The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament has been held every November since 1958. 120 Teams of six members each are invited to participate in the Tournament, and they fish in zones in a morning session and an afternoon session on both Thursday and Friday.  Saturday feature the Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament and, as the title suggests, is open to any persons who wishes to fish, not necessarily those from the Invitational Tournament.  

The tournament is truly an island-wide event with the majority of businesses advertising in our souvenir book and receiving copies of the book for use in their businesses.  Many families visit the Island along with the anglers and judges to participate in the various other activities.  Representatives from many equipment companies display their goods at our Sponsors' Tackle Show at the club, which draws in jost participants and many of the locals to see what's new and to enjoy our complimentary refreshments.  The final event is the banquet held on Saturday evening at the clubhouse.  

Can't fish but still want to participate?  No problem.  The Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament is a catch and release tournament.  To allow for the safe release of fish not intended for the table there is always the need for judges.  In past years, approximately 75 people from on and off Island have participated by judging.

Awards for both the Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament and the Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament are presented at the banquet.  Additionally, award winners are published in the following year's souvenir book and on this web site.  

Hatteras Realty is a sponsor of this event and we would love for you to stop by our booth at the Sponsors' Tackle Show at the Angler's Club. For more information visit 


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