Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament dedicated to Sonny Albarty

Published 8:52 am Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Manteo Rotary Club’s 23rd Annual Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament takes place this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and Oct. 3.

Registration for the tournament happens at the OBX Marina Pavilion in Wanchese. The afternoon event starts at 4 p.m. An anglers meeting starts at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, fishing hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Official weigh-in at the OBX Marina Pavilion goes from 3 to 4:30 p.m. An awards and tournament recognition event starts at 5 p.m.

Information about the tournament can be found on the website rockfishrodeo.org.

Adult registration is $100. Youth under 16 can register for $25.

The 2020 auction is going on now on Manteo Rotary Club’s Facebook page.

The Manteo Rotary Club’s Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament and its sponsors provide financial support for scholarships, local grants for the community and international projects. In 2019, the club presented eleven scholarships, eight to Manteo High School students and three to current college students for continuing scholarship support.

The 23rd Annual Manteo Rotary Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament is dedicated to a local legend, Sonny Albarty, who passed away this year. “He left the world far too soon, but he certainly left it better than he found it 18 years ago. We are all so thankful for the difference he made in our lives and hearts,” says the club. The club will start a Sonny Albarty Scholarship for those with an avid interest in the outdoors.

For this tournament, “fishing is allowed from boat, shore, pier or bridge upon all waters located within the State of North Carolina and in the Atlantic Ocean out three miles. Prizes will be awarded for heaviest striper, bluefish, speckled trout and red drum and greatest total weight of any three of the four species.”

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