Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament

The Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament is named in honor of Bob Bernard, who officiated as weighmaster for this tournament for many years.  He also served on the Board of Directors of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club from 1983 through 1991.  He was Vice President in 1985 and President in 1986 and 1987.

 

The Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament has been held every November on Saturday following the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.  Individuals may register for this tournament at the club house starting on Wednesday prior to the tournament thru Saturday morning at 9 AM–that is, during the Invitation Surf Fishing Tournament. 

 

Since the Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament registration is held in conjunction with the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament, you are more than welcome to attend the events for the Invitational Tournament (i.e. Open House, Tackle Show, and the Brag Night).  

This Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament is open to all, young and old alike–competition classes are Adults, Juniors, and youths.  Registration fees are $10.00 for adults and FREE for youth, juniors and judges.  

Awards and trophies are given for the largest fish caught in each age class and for the largest overall fish.  Eligible species include

  • Albacore

  • Amberjack

  • Black Drum

  • Bluefish

  • Blow Toad

  • Cobia

  • Croaker

  • Flounder

  • Gray Trout

  • King Mackerel

  • Lingcod

  • Little Tunny

  • Pompano

  • Red Drum

  • Sea Mullet

  • Spanish Mackerel

  • Spot

  • Speckled Sea Trout

  • Striped Bass

  • Tarpon

Click on the "Award Winners" menu item to the left see the winners from past year’s Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament.

 

 

Final Notes

The Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and local businesses that advertise in the Tournament program book.  Please patronize and/or thank these establishments. 

Additionally, the Bob Bernard Open Individual Tournament is dependent upon the continued success of the Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.  This being the case and in order to make sure this year’s Invitational Tournament is as enjoyable as those of the past, and to allow for the safe release of fish not intended for the table.

it is important that we have an ample supply of judges for the Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.  If you are not participating in the Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament but would still like to be part of the action, the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club would be more than happy to have you serve as a judge.  If you are interested in serving as a judge, click here for a judge’s application—you DO NOT have to be a club member to serve as a judge

47231 Light Plant Road / P.O. Box 145, Buxton, NC 27920

Office and Fax: 252.995.4253  Email: capehatterasanglersclub@gmail.com