The Atlantic Beach Saltwater Kingfish Classic Fishing Tournament Celebrates Its 35th Year


The Crystal Coast has its fair share of local fishing tournaments and the month of September is no different. The AtlanticAtlantic Beach Saltwater Kingfish Classic Beach Saltwater Kingfish Classic fishing tournament takes place Thursday, September 12 through Saturday, September 14. The reel action begins at 6:30a.m. on Saturday and Sunday when the lines are dropped in the local waters.

The tournament offers a first place King Mackerel payout of $20,000, which is quite a purse. Onsite registration runs from 3-8p.m. on Thursday and the Team and Family Meeting is held at 7p.m. that same evening. Fishing times on Friday and Saturday are from 6:30a.m. to 5p.m. The scales open at 3p.m. each day and the weigh-in line closes at 5p.m. The tournament wraps up Saturday evening at 7p.m. with the Awards Ceremony.

The Atlantic Beach Saltwater Kingfish Classic headquarters are at McCurdy's Restaurant & Deck in Atlantic Station. Come out and be part of all of the fishing action whether you're fishing in the tournament or observing from the sidelines. For details and further tournament information, contact Tournament Director Terry Adkins at 800.546.4622.

Atlantic Beach Saltwater Kingfish ClassicIf you're in town to participate in a local fishing tournament or organizing a fishing retreat of your very own, Emerald Isle offers the perfect accommodations for an outdoorsman (or outdoorswoman) retreat with vacation rentals located convenient to our local waters and offering the amenities you desire. The best part about booking now is taking advantage of our special offers and discounts that occur this time of year, so don't delay in making your plans.

What is your favorite Crystal Coast fishing tournament? We'd love to hear from you in our comment section. Remember, a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work. Cheers to tight lines and abundant catches!


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