The Raleigh Salt Water Sportfishing Club is made up of over 100 individuals who are drawn together by the love of saltwater fishing. Our club focuses on informing its members of the tremendous opportunity to utilize and enjoy our natural resources.
Each month we hold a members meeting, and distribute a newsletter to our membership. Our website is also updated on a regular basis. Most importantly we spend most of our time enjoying our coastal resources and helping our members catch more fish, while practicing conservation and preservation of our marine environment.
At our monthly meeting we invite coastal North Carolina’s top guides and charter captains to inform our members on the latest tips, techniques, tackle, and fishing hot spots! We cover a broad range of topics from surf fishing to gulf stream action, and everything in between.
We also hold several special events throughout the year for the benefit of our members. These events include group fishing outings to the coast as well as special events such as our holiday party, Surf Fishing Tournament teams and charity events such as Take a Kid Fishing.
Each year our club also holds a King Mackerel Tournament at Morehead City, NC. This event is held the last weekend in July on a yearly basis. Each year our tournament attracts the area’s top King Mackerel fishing teams as they compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. The Club also holds a Flounder Tournament at the same time as the KMT. This Tournament pays out to the Top three Fish weighed in.
The tournament also funds our annual donation to the Take A Kid Fishing Foundation. We also award an annual scholarship to a student who is enrolled in a Marine related program and in need of financial assistance. This scholarship is known as the “Dale Ward Scholarship”, named in memory of the late Dale Ward.