For 29 years anglers have been descending on Ocracoke in May for the annual Ocracoke Island Surf Fishing Tournament. The two-day competition began yesterday for the 2012 catch and release event. This year 70 teams with more than 400 fishermen & fisherwomen will be on the beach from 8 - 11 a.m. and 1:30 - 4 p.m.
The event concludes this evening with a barbecue dinner under the tent at the Community Center, starting at 5:30. The community is invited to attend.
For more information click here: http://www.outerbankschamber.com/events/2012/05/02/community-event/ocracoke-surf-fishing-invitational/.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Project Nutmeg, and how Ocracoke almost became a site for testing nuclear weapons. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042112.htm.