WHAT AND WHY!
The club was formed as a non-profit organization in March of ’08 by just a few local anglers interested in small boat recreational fishing. The membership has ebbed and flowed since the beginning and has steadily grown. Those with the desire to hasten the learning curve in fishing local waters have found a home.
Our by-laws state we have as a primary purpose, the “entertainment and education” of our members. We promote “safety, good fellowship and true sportsmanship among all anglers."
We are concerned with, “the promotion of legislation, customs, and practices for the protection, propagation, and conservation of fish and other marine creatures and their habitats. We are also interested in, “the advancement of these resources as a source of pleasure to those who engage in recreational angling.”
The club’s most recent addition toward fulfilling our by-laws purposes, has been the creation of our own Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef Committee. As a nonprofit, tax-exemption pending organization, the committee intends to secure government grants to construct new off-shore artificial reefs in North Carolina waters reasonably near to Oregon Inlet.
To add to our fishing knowledge, we hold several "members and guests only" tournaments during the various fishing seasons. Tournaments target cobia, tuna, dolphin, red drum, striped bass, all citation species, and we even have a catfish tournament to start-off each year.
To entertain our members, their families, and their guests, we hold three special events each year. An oyster roast/steamed shrimp benefit to aid a local food pantry, an awards banquet/buffet to recognize fishing accomplishments and member club service contributions from the previous year, and a season ending pig-pickin’ in the fall just to “cap-off” another successful year!
Tour our website to learn more about us. Then be our guest at a couple of monthly meetings. You’ll find we’re just folks who enjoy fishing on the Outer Banks and elsewhere. And, we’re trying to find beneficial ways to include others in the fun while insuring and improving recreational fishing.