~~~~~~We are only a month away from the 10th Annual Barta Boys & Girls Club Billfish and Inshore Tournament! It sure has been a great and fast 10 years. We are very excited this year to have some wonderful new sponsors; Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters as our Media Sponsor, Transportation Impact as our Tee Shirt Sponsor, Gold Sponsors Andros Boats, SVM Mobility, Affinity Lending Solutions and a special thank you and welcome to the new President of Volvo Penta of Americas Mr. Ron Huibers. Seven boats have already entered and we are praying for great weather, an ocean full of hungry fish and to be able to welcome all of our old friends and supporters and NEW friends and supporters. The group of people who fish this Tournament are some of the best individuals around. You all are always willing to help in any way and we say “Thank You”. If you need a boat, please look at our Charter Boat page, we have several contacts listed. Many boats have already been chartered but I’m sure there are a few who are still open. If you have not booked your dock at the Beaufort Town Docks, please give Jeb a call at 252-728-2503. Our silent auction this year has some fantastic items even if you are not a fisherman, this is a great way to support the Boys & Girls Club. Plan on attending Friday, July19th under the tent in downtown Beaufort. It is open to the public and winners will be announced at 8:45pm. We have something for everyone. Here are a few of our signature items: Plane ride and lunch for 5 aboard a King Air. Leaving Beaufort Airport and traveling along the coastline to Nags Head for lunch and back, Childs Bedroom Suite by Baby Cache, One week Abaco Bahamas Vacation (4 bedroom oceanfront cottage), Several top quality Fly Rods and Reels with various weights. You can register online at www.bartabillfish.com . In case the Lord decides to test us again, (which I hope is highly unlikely) we have a weather contingency plan. Read carefully: If and only if the weather forecast looks unfishable on Friday or Saturday, we will open up a third day you can choose from to fish and that will be on Thursday. You will be allowed to choose two out of the three days. If we need to implement a weather day it will be announced on Monday, July 15th after the 4pm offshore report. There will be no changes to any of the events, you will simply fish on Thursday and weigh your fish that evening. We will follow with the Captains Party at 6pm. To fish Thursday, you will have to be registered by lines-in at 8am on Thursday July 18th. Let’s go fishing!!!
For information on North Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation Series Click the Governor’s Cup logo.