24th Annual Hatteras Village Offshore OpenVisit Website
In our 24th year, the Hatteras Village Offshore Open is once again the Kick-Off tournament in the prestigious North Carolina Governor's Cup Series. Inspired and organized with the Hatteras Charter fleet, the Hatteras Village Civic Association hosts participants from all over the East Coast in the hunt for Hatteras' big blue marlin. The rules are simple. The Island welcoming. And the fish are out there. Here's your chance to help make a difference.
Registration: Entry forms and fees can be mailed prior to April 30, 2018. On site registration starts at 5 pm on May15th at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. All boats fishing the tournament must be registered by 8 pm on May15th.
Fishing Days: Any three out of the four days from Wednesday, May 16th through Saturday, May 19, 2018. The non-fishing day must be reported to one of the official reporting stations listed below prior to 8 am of the day declared a non-fishing day.
Release Forms: All marlin released must be reported on a release form the same day as the fish is released. Release forms must be turned in at the Official Weigh Station at Hatteras Harbor Marina by 6:30 PM each day except for the last day when they must be in by 6 PM.
Awards: Cash prizes & plaques will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in Level 1, and cash prizes for Level 2 which are billfish levels. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st & 2nd place in Level 3. Level 4 is winner take all and a plaque for the largest blue marlin landed as specified in the rules. Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest tuna, dolphin & wahoo weighed in daily in Level 5. Cash prizes will be awarded for the greatest number of daily billfish release points in Level 6. The Hatteras Village Civic Association will retain 15% of the entry fees.
Events: TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Lay Day Reporting Stations: Oden’s Dock: 252-986-2555
Teach’s Lair: 252-986-2460
Hatteras Harbor Marina: 252-986-2166
Village Marina: 252-986-2522
Lay Day forms must be turned in to the marinas above by 8 am of the day declared a non-fishing day. Lay Day forms will NOT be accepted at the Civic Center.