North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
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2005 NC Governor's Cup

Welcome to the North Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation Series! The North Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation Series is an annual sportfishing series operating cooperatively with seven major billfish tournaments held along the Tar Heel coast. The Series, managed by the Division of Marine Fisheries promotes conservation, protection, and preservation of our marine resources. Participating boats or teams are awarded Series points for billfish caught and released and for billfish taken which met tournament minimum size requirements. Penalty points are assessed for undersized fish taken, the emphasis being on fish released. Trophies are awarded to boats with the most points in both the “Private Boat” and “Charter Boat” categories. Individual awards are given to the outstanding junior boy, outstanding junior girl and lady anglers. In addition, trophies are awarded for the largest blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and dolphin.

2011 Governor's Cup Participating Tournaments
HATTERAS VILLAGE OFFSHORE OPEN
May 11 - 14
Hatteras
Phone: 1-800-676-4939

BARTA BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
BILLFISH TOURNAMENT

July 14-16
Beaufort
Phone: (252) 808-2286

SWANSBORO ROTARY 2010 MEMORIAL DAY
BLUE WATER FISHING TOURNAMENT

May 27-29
Swansboro
Phone: (252) 422-9100
22nd ANNUAL DUCKS UNLIMITED BILLFISH
TAG AND RELEASE TOURNAMENT

July 28 – 30
Morehead City
Phone: (252) 237-3717
BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT
June 10-18
Morehead City
Phone: (252) 247-3575
PIRATES COVE 27th ANNUAL
BILLFISH TOURNAMENT

August 16-19
Manteo
Phone: (252) 473-1015
CAPE FEAR BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT
June 30-July 4
Wrightsville Beach
Phone: (910) 686-9778

Governor's Cup Sponsers
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Governor's Cup Billfishing Conservation Series
Randy Gregory, PO Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557
E-mail: Randy.Gregory@ncdenr.gov
(252) 726-7021 or 1-800-682-2632