Fishermen Land on Outer Banks for Unique Tournament

The 21st Annual North Carolina Lions Visually Impaired Person's Fishing Tournament took the Outer Banks by storm this week.

Over five hundred visually handicapped people from 66 counties across the state participated side by side with sighted guests and several hundred volunteers. Local piers and headboats donated their services to help make it a fun week for the amateur anglers. There were plenty of fish to be caught, including Croaker, Flounder and Spotted Trout. Leroy Fair from the Rockingham area lost much of his sight just three years ago, and says the annual event is challenging but rewarding as well.

The Manteo and Wanchese Lions Clubs got up every morning for three days to feed the masses breakfast, serving over seven hundred people at one sitting.


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