Reelin' Them In

Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish Tournament Returns in July

While the summer calendar is full of adult fishing tournaments for various causes, there’s one tournament meant specifically for the kids. The Barta Boys & Girls Club Billfish Tournament is a competition between kids that benefits kids. The tournament returns to downtown Beaufort July 13-14. The brainchild of outdoorsman Tred Barta and his wife Anni, the tournament puts kids on the water and a rod in their hands with the goal of releasing the most billfish in the two-day tournament.

The tournament is part of the NC Governors Cup Billfish Series and is the only 100 percent release billfish tournament in the state. All of the proceeds from the tournament benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina. The event perfectly harmonizes with the club’s mission to offer encouragement to all children by allowing them to realize their full potential. Awards are given in a variety of categories. Fishing runs from 8am-2pm on Friday and Saturday.

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