The Swansboro Rotary Club King Mackerel Blue Water Tournament, will be held May 26th-29th 2016 on the waterfront on Morehead City NC, come out and enjoy the events surrounding the tournament in downtown Morehead City along the waterfront.
We are excited about this year™s 36th Annual Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament as we begin another year of giving fishermen, spectators, and sponsors what they want, while also taking the tournament to the next level.
The focus remains on the memory of the founding members and their contributions along with the cooperation, participation, and support of the community and those within it who dedicate their time to this tournament™s

Although our local and national economies have had their ups and downs, one thing has remained constant Swansboro Rotary™s commitment to maintain a healthy and growing college scholarship program. Our first scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, was awarded in 1979. Little did the club realize that 34 years later, the total scholarship amount would have grown to over $780,000! This amazing amount of money was raised through the hard work and dedication of Swansboro Rotarians, family, friends, local businesses and every person who participated in any of our fundraising projects.
Leader Board
Lay Day Form
Release Form
As the club™s single largest fundraising activity, the proceeds from the Blue Water Memorial Day Tournament are dispersed throughout the community by way of scholarship funds, community funds, and fishing interest funds. The community pitches in to help the now more than seventy members of the Rotary with many of the projects, including the fishing tournament. They enlist the help of local residents, students, boy and girl scouts, and many others to help with the various needs of the tournament from cleaning fish to cleaning up.
Please complete the release form for each billfish released. The information from this form will be used to inform fishery management agencies about the billfish fishery in NC. This information will help NC anglers continue to enjoy the offshore fisheries in NC.
Release data is needed regardless of the size of the fish or the gear used by the angler. Please be truthful with your answers.
Thursday May 26th
Registration 12 PM - 9 PM

New Big Rock Landing Headquarters (Upstairs) in MHC

Captains & Sponsors Night 6 PM (Sponsored by Ice House Restaurant)

Captains™ Meeting 7 PM
New Big Rock Landing Headquarters (Upstairs) in MHC
Friday May 27th
Lines in the water at 9A -3P

Scales open at 1pm or when the first Blue Marlin is brought to the scale.

Captains Choice 2 out of 3 Days

New Big Rock Landing
Saturday May 28th
Lines in the water at 9A -3P 

Scales open at 1pm or when the first Blue Marlin is brought to the scale.

Sunday May 24
Awards Party 7 PM 

Cocktails at 7 PM Awards: Location TBD

Sponsored by Snapperz Grill & Steam Bar