Week of May 13, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Hatteras Village Offshore Open

  • Tuesday, May 14th - Saturday, May 18th
Hatteras

Celebrating its 25th year in 2019, the Hatteras Village Offshore Open continues to be one of the most popular fishing tournaments of the year along the southern Outer Banks, and is a fantastic chance to discover how incredible fishing off the Hatteras Island coastline can be. Based in the small town of Hatteras village on the southern edge of the island, this multiple-day tournament attracts anglers from all across the East Coast, and is one of the most anticipated fishing events of the year for folks throughout the Outer Banks, and miles beyond.

Week of June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Tournament

  • Wednesday, June 19th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nags Head

Share a love of fishing with the youngest members in your vacationing party with this special fishing tournament that’s designed with youth anglers in mind. The Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Tournament is an annual fishing tournament that takes place on the famous Jennette’s Pier, and which is open to all anglers ages 16 and under. The age groups for competitors are 4-9 years old and 10-16 years old, and trophies as well as rod and reel combos are awarded to the largest fish caught by a girl and boy angler for the day. Participants in the “catch and release” tournament can enjoy a full morning of fishing before going to a celebratory and awards lunch close to the pier.

Summer Slam Kayak Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, June 22nd
Nags Head

Explore the famed fishing scene of the Outer Banks at this area-wide tournament with plenty of potential big catches – and big prizes – to go around. The Summer Slam Kayak Fishing Tournament is celebrating its inaugural year in 2019, and the Kitty Hawk Surf Co. event is sure to be a hit with new and seasoned kayak fishermen alike.

Week of July 22, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Carolina Boat Builders Tournament

  • Wednesday, July 24th - Saturday, July 27th 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Manteo

Join in the fun of one of the summer’s most highly anticipated fishing tournaments while supporting a wonderful local cause by signing up for the Carolina Boat Builders Tournament. Held during the end of July – which is a prime time of year for exceptional fishing – this tournament that celebrates its 19th year in 2019 combines multiple days of angling action with some exceptional events that highlight the best of the Outer Banks.

Week of August 5, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
Manteo

The Alice Kelly Memorial Tournament has been a tradition on the Outer Banks for 30 years, and is one of the most famous offshore fishing tournaments where only the ladies are allowed to compete.

Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
Manteo

Head to the waterfront docks of Manteo to take part in one of the biggest offshore fishing tournaments of the year at the annual Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament.

Youth Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Manteo

Let the young anglers in your family enjoy a day of fun and fishing on the water by taking part in the 4th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament in the heart of downtown Manteo.

Week of August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
Manteo

The Alice Kelly Memorial Tournament has been a tradition on the Outer Banks for 30 years, and is one of the most famous offshore fishing tournaments where only the ladies are allowed to compete.

Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

  • Saturday, August 10th - Friday, August 16th
Manteo

Head to the waterfront docks of Manteo to take part in one of the biggest offshore fishing tournaments of the year at the annual Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament.

Week of September 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Hatteras Village Civic Assn. Invitational Tournament

  • Thursday, September 5th - Saturday, September 7th
Hatteras

Surf fishing along the shoreline of Hatteras Village is truly unparalleled. Invited participants can enjoy a full weekend of casting and reeling in the good coastal catches at this fishing tournament that attracts anglers from all around the country.

Week of September 9, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament

  • Friday, September 13th - Saturday, September 14th
Nags Head

Get a taste of the exceptional fall fishing on the Outer Banks from a new and on-the-water perspective at this September event that will appeal to experienced anglers and kayaking newcomers alike. The annual Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament shines a spotlight on the sport of kayak fishing through a host of great prizes, exceptional fishing conditions, and plenty of fun enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and cool weather of autumn in the Outer Banks.

Week of September 23, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

  • Friday, September 27th - Sunday, September 29th
Waves

Bring your rods and reels and discover how incredible the fishing on the Outer Banks can be when the temps cool and the fall season rolls around by signing up for the Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge. This popular fishing tournament that’s now in its second year takes place all across the islands, and allows anglers to pick a favorite spot, cast a line, and hopefully reel in a few big catches, as well as a few hefty cash prizes, along the way.

Week of October 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, October 19th - Sunday, October 20th
Hatteras

The group which hosts the tournament, Capitol City Four Wheelers, is based out of Virginia and is always looking for new members who love and promote safe 4WD accessible driving. For an October surf fishing tournament that revolves around driving along the incredible beaches of Hatteras Island, the Capitol City Surf Fishing Tournament is certainly one to watch.

Week of October 21, 2019 - October 27, 2019

NCBBA Red Drum Tournament

  • Wednesday, October 23rd - Saturday, October 26th
Avon

Open to everyone, and historically one of the most popular and well-loved surf fishing tournaments on the beach, the  Red Drum Tournament is still one of the best reasons for anglers in-the-know to make an October visit to the Outer Banks.

Week of November 4, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament

  • Wednesday, November 6th - Saturday, November 9th
Hatteras

Renowned as one of the oldest fishing tournaments on the East Coast, the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament is also one of the biggest Hatteras island tournaments of the years, with hundreds of anglers flocking to the southern Outer Banks for exceptional fall fishing that can't be found anywhere else. With big prizes and plenty of opportunities to have fun off the beach, this tournament has become a generations-old tradition for local and visiting anglers alike.