• Wednesday, May 27th - Saturday, May 30th

Head to the heart of Wrightsville Beach for this popular fishing tournament that will thrill participants and spectators alike. The annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament features multiple days of exceptional fishing, as well as an opportunity for visitors to learn about the conservation, protection, and preservation of valuable marine resources.

The event is billed as an opportunity for anglers to explore their wild side, and all fishermen are welcome to join in the fun and excitement of fishing the area Cape Fear waters. The early summertime is prime fishing season for blue marlin along the coast of North Carolina, and anglers can get their lines wet while enjoying an opportunity to win a boatload of prizes. For spectators, the action takes place at the Wrightsville Beach Marina, where catches will be judged, and information will be provided on this species and the importance of preserving the local coastal environment. Free to watch and easy to participate in, visitors who want to join in the fun can register in advance and check out all the corresponding events online. A popular event for visiting and local anglers alike, the Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament is a great way to discover how much fun fishing in North Carolina can be.