10 boats entered this year; we paid 1 dolphin to Reel Squeal and 1 to Mitzi-chievous, no sails! We raised close to 3000 for Cy's World Foundation thanks to all!           


Welcome to the Cape Fear Sailfish Classic! This is an open tournament for all fisherman, targeting Captains and their crews from  Wrightsville Beach to the west side of the Shoals at Ocean Isle Beach. This is an all-release event, designed to promote this fun and exciting fishery that occurs nearshore every year as the waters warm and the Gulf Stream eddies push inward. Captains will fish as far "offshore" as the Tower, and the boundaries are defined as the Dallas Rock to Schoolhouse and Parking Lot Areas off of Wrightsville to 23 mile Rock, west to the Jungle/Hammer areas off of Ocean Isle. The event is a 2 day fishing tourney, commencing on August 9th with a pig-picking Captains meeting at the Wightsville Beach Marina. Fishing days are Friday/Saturday. Lines in at 8am out at 3pm.

This event is designed to be fun, all release and open to boats of any size. Book your place now, come for the Captains meeting and experience first hand the art of circle hook rigging ballyhoo by noted area fisherman. A weekend of fun and festivities, cash payouts and bragging rights. Charter a boat, enter with friends, this nearshore fishery is exciting and this tournament promises to delight with prize money, the Champions Trophy and great camaradarie.. Enjoy the pig picking sponsored by the Committee for entrants. Tell stories, have a cold one! Learn about this exciting and classic fishing strategy.

Our sponsors will be on hand to discuss their successful businesses designed to assist boaters and offshore fisherman with every need. Net proceeds benefit Cy's World, learn more at www.cysworld.org

Click here to read the article which appeared in the Fisherman’s Post about our tournament.