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The 39th Annual Swansboro Rotary Club Five 0 King Mackerel Tournament
October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 19 @ 5:00 pm
Swansboro Rotary 50 King Mackerel Tournament
History of Swansboro 50: Looking back over the history of the Swansboro Rotary Club King Mackerel Blue Water Tournament, there are many memorable events. Remember when, in 1984, the total purse was less than $10,000 and there were less than 100 entries in the tournament?
Remember when, in 1988, the tournament prizes topped the $100,000 mark? In that same year do you remember Lee Moore of WCTI-TV 12, one of the most experienced sportscasters in the broadcast business, as master of ceremonies? Remember in 1994, when the Rotarians changed the prize format to allow for an increased cash pay out structure by nearly $10,000? The list goes on and on, with all Rotarians, anglers, spectators and sponsors having special remembrances of their own.
The town of Swansboro itself has a long history, including its importance as a port city.
After the Civil War, commercial fishing became its sole industry. It is easy to understand why a town that has such deep historical roots with both its local waters and the species of fish within them, later becomes the host of a fishing tournament that reflects not only its surroundings, but also the depth and dedication of the community itself.
Point Click Fish will be providing the Live Stream for the event. Stay tuned for Live Stream times.