No Fishing License? No Prize at Big Rock

The crew of Citation thought they had the $912,825 prize in the bag for their 883-lb. blue marlin at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Moorehead City, North Carolina.  But one of the boat’s crew didn’t have his fishing license, so their big catch could be out of contention. Earlier today, the Tournament [...]

21st June 2010.
By Pete McDonald

The crew of Citation thought they had the $912,825 prize in the bag for their 883-lb. blue marlin at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Moorehead City, North Carolina.  But one of the boat’s crew didn’t have his fishing license, so their big catch could be out of contention.

Earlier today, the Tournament issued a statement on its Facebook page saying its Board of Directors is still investigating the issue. (Here is the link to the full release). But the Citation crew is expecting the worst, according to this article in USA Today.

All because one member of the crew forgot to get a $15 North Carolina saltwater license.


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Pete McDonald is a contributing editor to Power & Motoryacht. Previously, he spent 11 years on the editorial staff of Boating. He has won multiple writing awards and holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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