Big Rock Landing and Weigh Scales in Morehead City NC – Home Of The 914 lb Marlin

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The Big Rock Landing and weigh scales is the focal point of the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament that takes places in June. During the tournament, fishing enthusiast eagerly await fishing boats that have caught tournament fish to pull in to the landing where the weight and length of the fish is announced to spectators.

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The pulse of this focal point really reaches fever pitch when large blue marlins are brought to the weigh scales.

It is estimated that 2,000+ spectators descend upon downtown Morehead City NC when it is announced that a large blue marlin is inbound to the scales.

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As with all articles on this website, we ask for your discussions below to help others learn more about the Big Rock Landing and weigh scales in downtown Morehead City NC.

Specifically, using the comment section below and as someone who has been at the weigh scales during the tournament, help describe what it is like and give us your experiences. As someone who is considering watching the tournament in person, ask questions of others.

Do you follow the tournament via social media and then head over to the weigh scales when it is announced that a blue marlin or other game fish is being brought in? What boats do you normally follow during the tournament?

Do you believe that the NEW Big Rock Landing and scales will be able to accommodate spectators as this wildly popular tournament grows?

Do you believe the landing is positive for the waterfront and downtown revitalization in Morehead City?

What could Big Rock officials do to make the experience for spectators better or more positive?

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6 thoughts on “Big Rock Landing and Weigh Scales in Morehead City NC – Home Of The 914 lb Marlin

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    June 9, 2020 at 6:44 pm
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    How do the weighing scale work? Can’t see the scales on tv

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    • Michael Sharp
      June 9, 2020 at 8:41 pm
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      John, the weigh scales are at Big Rock Landing which is in downtown Morehead City across from Redfish Grill and Southern Salt Restaurant. Normally, about 7,000 people congregate when a fish is being weighed, but this year because of Coronavirus they stopped all public gatherings. The best way to see blue marlin and other fish being weighed is to download the Big Rock app and follow the action. They will tell you when one is boated and then it’s 3 hours from where they fish back to the official scales. Then, you can go on Facebook, like the tournament page and they will go live during a weighing.

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    August 9, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    I was at the landing in 2019 when one of the boat brought in the 914 lb marlin and the crowd was wild as officials pulled it from the boat, the anticipation building as the fish was hooked to the scales and we waited for the announcement. It was obvious it was a monster fish as it came out of the boat but watching the faces of the people at the weigh scales was great.

    I will definitely be coming back for more tournaments.

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    June 9, 2019 at 9:42 am
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    Where is the best place to park if you are getting to the landing late (close to when a boat is coming in)?

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    September 26, 2018 at 8:01 am
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    Who is the guy that pumps up the crowd and narrates during the tournament as boats are pulling in to the landing?

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