The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Morehead City's Biggest Event
Since 1957, Morehead City has hosted The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, a world-renowned fishing competition that attracts anglers from all across the globe. The competition has grown in poularity over the last four decades, with current winnings set to over $1 million. Since 1988, Linda Rike Real Estate has been a major sponsor—and official real estate company—of the event.
Want to learn more about this year's Big Rock? Join us from June 11th to June 20th for the 2021 tournament. We hope to see you there!
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What's in Store for 2021?
63rd Big Rock Tournament
Open to all skill levels, the main event takes place from June 11th to June 20th. Participants attempt to reel in the biggest blue marlin they can find, and top prizes can easily reach more than $1 million!
The Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament is one of the largest ladies-only fishing tournaments in the world. Prizes are given out for the largest dolphin, largest billfish, and the first place release.
Big Rock Kids
From July 14th to the 17th, The Big Rock is hosting their very first kids-only tournament! Kids can participate in a variety of events, including a fishing contest, a pig pickin' dinner, and so much more!
Linda Rike Real Estate: Diamond Big Rock Sponsor Since 1988
Join us for the Keli Wagner Lady Angler Event!
In June of 2021, the Keli Wagner Lady Angler Event will offer hors d'oeuvres and an open bar, as well as a best-dressed contest to benefit the Carteret General Hospital Cancer Center. Linda Rike Real Estate is proud to sponsor this event.
There are many awards available for anglers across a variety of events, so make sure to register ahead of time to secure your place!
A Recap of the 2020 Big Rock Tournament
Wondering what happened at last year's Big Rock? Despite stormy weather, we still saw an amazing turnout—and we had an outboard boat (Pelagic Hunter II) win the tournament for the first time in over 30 years. The first place marlin weighed a whopping 495.2 pounds and fetched a $206,688 prize. The largest payout went to the Sea Striker Team, who amassed an impressive $1,056,138 in total winnings.
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How The Big Rock Supports Our Community
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As a Diamond Sponsor of The Big Rock for more than three decades, our team is truly passionate about giving back to our community. Whether you're thinking about buying a home on the Crystal Coast, selling for top dollar, or renting a vacation property, you can always contact Linda Rike for all of your real estate needs.