Pirate’s Pleasure wins 2020 Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WITN) - Pirate’s Pleasure won the annual Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament after reeling in a 41.61-pound king mackerel over the weekend.
The crew of Curt and Marsha Winbourne and Johnny and Renea Baker Baker won $27,000 and bragging rights until next year for catching the biggest fish.
First place won $12,000 but with the additonal First Place Senior Angler, First Place Lady Angler, Heaviest Fish (Week 2), and the additional Calcutta’s entered, Pirate’s Pleasure ended up taking home that total of $27,000.
141 boats entered the tournament this year, which is a 25 percent increase from last year. 80 fish ended up being weighed. This is the fourth year of the Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament since the old Hardee’s event.
The money raised gets donated to life-saving equipment for the Atlantic Beach Fire Department.
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