Annual Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Tournament
Guiness World Book Record for the
LARGEST SURFFISHING TOURNAMENT IN THE WORLD!
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 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.
Awards for both the Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament and the Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament are presented at the banquet.
Hopkins is a proud sponsor.