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Big Rock fishing tournament decision upheld

Posted March 17, 2011

— A superior court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the owners of the fishing vessel "Citation" challenging the team's disqualification from the 2010 Big Rock Tournament.

The "Citation" won the tournament, catching a record-setting blue marlin, but was found to have a crew member who lacked a fishing license.

The judge's order Monday upheld the boat's disqualification and awarded the first-place money to the crew of the "Carnivore" and second place to the "Wet-N-Wild."


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  • vincesue1 Mar 17, 2011

    did not the boat have salt water license. If so any one on that boat does not need it. I know in Va., you can have your boat licensed and any one can fish on it with out having Va. salt water license..

  • ncgoofygirl Mar 17, 2011

    Hope he got a ticket too.

  • pinehorse Mar 17, 2011

    It's only money anyway. In another 40-45 years they'll probably have forgotten all about it.

  • ncguy Mar 17, 2011

    I still blame the same "officials" that disqualified them.

    It should be a SOP to check licenses at check in.

    Live and learn.

  • djsweet2 Mar 17, 2011

    cannot blame nobody but the captain of the boat. the captain should have said let me see your fishing license before any of them stepped on the boat.

  • patmanunc Mar 17, 2011

    A serious purse lost because of a thirty dollar liscense. Hate to be that dude!!!!!!