SNEADS FERRY, NC Aug. 13, 2015 – The Rotary Club of Sneads Ferry’s 24th annual King Mackerel Tournament will be held August 14-15 with all activities at New River Marina, 104 James Road, Sneads Ferry. Last year’s winner, from among over 100 entries, was Precision Marine with a 45.8 lb. king mackerel netting a prize of over $20,000 covering a number of tournament categories. The Captain’s Dinner, which is open to the public, runs from 5:30PM until 8PM on August 14th and features locally wild-caught and homemade shrimp and clam chowder with all the fixings. The fishing day begins at 7AM on August 15th with scales opening at 3PM and last check-in at 5PM. The awards ceremony, also open to the public, is at 6:30PM on August 15th.
All proceeds from the tournament support the Rotary Club of Sneads Ferry service projects. Last year the club provided nine scholarship to deserving high school students, provided a free dinner to over 350 senior citizens, provided Christmas groceries to needy families and provided a beautiful flag pole with a continuously lit U.S. flag at the new Sneads Ferry Boat Launch, among many other projects.