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The Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) gears up to host its 27th Annual Mercury SKA National Championship in Morehead City Nov. 8-11.

The world’s largest saltwater tournament trail brings another successful season to a close on the Crystal Coast, expecting 250 teams from across the Southeast to battle for the coveted title of National Champion. The tournament and corresponding festivities will take place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Actual championship weigh-ins will be located at the nearby Jaycee Park from 3-8pm on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10. Final awards for the event will take place at 9am on Sunday.

“It’s the one time we can all gather together and celebrate a successful season with our anglers,” said David Worsham, the SKA’s director of operations. “We look forward to this event every year.”

Championship highlights include the annual SKA Awards Ceremony, and live music and vendor sales at the weigh-in site. Championship weigh-ins are open to the public. For those unable to attend, the SKA will be broadcasting its event live, on

SKA anglers will be competing for the chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, including a $100,000 cash prize if they break the current North Carolina state record for heaviest king mackerel. For more information, visit

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