Please welcome Capt. Dave Lear who will be covering the event and posting photos each day. Capt. Dave Lear has been covering big-game fishing for more than two decades, first as the editor of Marlin magazine and later as an award-winning freelance writer and tournament correspondent. The former executive director of The Billfish Foundation was also the 51st angler to gain membership in the IGFA’s exclusive Royal Billfish Slam Club by catching and releasing all nine species of billfish. Learn more about Dave at www.captaindavelear.com.
Keep in mind that official scores will not be posted until after 9PM each day. ALL APPS, REAL TIME SCORING, TWITTER INFORMATION AND WEB CAM WEIGH INS ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT VALUE ONLY! We are welcoming back Tournament Control to score our event and as the rules state teams won’t actually earn points until they turn their scorecard in (on time) and it is accepted by tournament staff.
Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament News
August 13, 2015; Manteo, North Carolina: By Capt. Dave Lear Amid the laughter, fish tales and reunions of long-time friends, it was easy to notice the excitement of a world-class event unfolding along the Pirate’s Cove Marina docks Wednesday night. A banner fishing day certainly sets a positive mood and the crowd was enjoying all […]Read More
August 12, 2015; Manteo, North Carolina: By Capt. Dave Lear Boat names span a wide range of associations. Some refer to family members like wives, mothers or daughters. Many relate to the owner’s line of business. Some are pure whimsical while others are a direct reflection of persona or character. On the second day of […]Read More
August 11, 2015; Manteo, North Carolina: By Capt. Dave Lear It’s time, as the saying goes, to fish or cut bait. With all but three of the 56-boat PCBT fleet choosing to stay at the dock Tuesday with an elective lay day, the rest of the week will be pure, OBX-style, hardcore fishing. At stake? […]Read More
August 10, 2015; Manteo, North Carolina: By Capt. Dave Lear Everyone, it seems, is digging the new changes. The Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament is back for its 32nd year, but 2015 marks a throw-back of sorts. A new non-profit board has made several significant improvements to the focus and rules, yet the biggest is probably […]Read More