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Join us for the 26th Annual
Sneads Ferry King Mackerel Tournament

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Welcome to the 26th annual Sneads Ferry Rotary Club’s King Mackerel Tournament (KMT), an SKA sanctioned event, to be held on August 18-19, 2017. Brought to you by the Sneads Ferry Rotary Club. Major sponsors are: Onslow County, Power Marine Outfitters, JOEMC, & Pluris. Over $40,000 in prizes will be awarded. To see the listing of prizes to be awarded and the tournament rules, click on the Prizes/Rules tab or click here. Event located at New River Marina in Sneads Ferry, NC. Registration will begin soon and even better news is that you’ll be able to register right here online!

The 2017 Fee Schedule is:

  • Entry fee: $300
  • Late fee (after Aug 10, 2017: $350
  • TWT: $100
  • 1 Day/2 Fish Agg TWT: $100
  • Single Engine TWT: $100
  • 23′ and under TWT: 100
  • High Roller TWT: $250
  • Dolphin Division: $50
  • This year’s KMT Director – Robert McLaughlin 910-938-0930 / sfkmt2015@gmail.com

 


Info From Last Year’s (2016) KMT:

After a long, slow day of fishing, Clay Gallup and team Keepin’ It Reel, with crew members Jared Floyd and Bruce Gallup, weighed in a 42.3 lb. king mackerel to take the win at the 2016 Sneads Ferry KMT. The crew received a check for close to $27,000 for their fish.

Going into the event, the team had a plan to fish Ocracoke in the morning, re-bait around lunch, and then hit 4 Mile Drum in the afternoon, and everything went according to plan.

“It was a waiting game,” said Gallup. “We arrived at 4 Mile Drum and saw some other boats we knew fishing the area. There was one bite all day, and it hit around 2:15.”

As the crew hooked the fish, a nearby boat called out to the team that it was a shark on. “It was a weird bite. We hooked her on a bluefish, and she swam straight to the boat. We got her to the boat in under three minutes, and it was over the rail and into the bag. We didn’t even have time to zip it up before we headed back to weigh-in.”

It was a game of beat the clock for the team, with a slow day turning into a frantic run. “It all happened so fast,” explained Gallup, “that we didn’t really even look at the fish until we hit the no wake zone in Morehead City. I went to ice the fish, and we really got a good look at her. We knew we had an over 40 lb. fish, and that’s when we started telling our families we thought we would be in the top three at least.”

Hitting the weigh-in docks, the team opted to forgo the photo op and headed straight to the scales. “It all happened so fast, but then the place erupted when we took the fish out of the bag. We knew that we had a winner,” Gallup said with a laugh.

Team Hot Rod came in second with a 38.42 lb. fish, and bringing in third with a 36.4 lb. fish was team S’Mack Down.

The Last Year Winners (2016) are as follows:

         
KING  MACKEREL TOURNAMENT-OVERALL 2016
1st Keepin’ It Reel Clay Gallup Pawleys Island, SC 42.30
2nd Hot Rod Brett A. Barnes Wendell 38.42
3rd S’MackDown Matt Purvis New Bern 36.40
4th Red Stripe Bradley Wokasch Clayton 34.58
5th Team Early Out Steve W.Jones Dover 32.78
6th American Pride Lucas M.Board Longs, SC 32.42
7th Fin-Nagle Raymond Pugh Nags Head 29.84
8th Top Choice David Gore Wilmington 29.77
9th Sea Dub Chris Wilkins Kenly 29.29
10th SeaGrass Tim Holder Winston-Salem 28.84
11th Strictly Business Jeff Couch Oak Island 25.88
12th Wahooligans Aaron Wilkinson Durham 25.70
13th Allln Ken Strickland Greensboro 25.63
14th Blue Water Candy Jody Gay Hampstead 25.41
TOURNAMENT  WITHIN A TOURNAMENT
1st Keepin’ It Reel Clay Gallup Pawleys Island, SC 42.30
2nd Hot Rod Brett A. Barnes Wendell 38.42
3rd Red Stripe Bradley Wokasch Clayton 34.58
ONE DAY/TWO-FISH AGGREGATE TWT
1st Team Early Out Steve W.Jones Dover 53.06
2nd All In Ken Strickland Greensboro 50.83
3rd Strictly Business Jeff Couch Oak Island 47.34
SMALL BOAT TWT
1st Red Stripe Bradley Wokasch Clayton 34.58
2nd Wahooligans Aaron Wilkinson Durham 25.70
3rd Bug-N-A-Rug Ext. Stan Hollingsworth Wilmington 19.87
SINGLE ENGINE  TWT
1st S’MackDown Matt Purvis New Bern 36.40
2nd Red Stripe Bradley Wokasch Clayton 34.58
3rd Regardless Ryan Conrad Pfafftown 18.69
DOLPHIN TWT
1st Family Time Stephen J.Hill King 16.61
2nd Bluewater Bound Roy Jarman Jacksonville 12.52
3rd King Candy John M. Schmidt Jacksonville 11.52
HIGH ROLLER TWT
1st Keepin’ It Reel Clay Gallup Pawleys Island, SC 42.30
2nd Team Early Out Steve W.Jones Dover 53,06
3rd American Pride Lucas M. Board Longs, SC 32.42
CLOSEST TO 16 LBS
1st SeaGrass Tim Holder Winston-Salem 15.68
LADY ANGLER
1st Hot Rod Sierra Barnes Wendell 38.42
SENIOR ANGLER
1st Fin-Nagle Raymond Pugh Nags Head 29.84
JUNIOR ANGLER
1st Blue Water candy Henry Tillet, Jr. Wilmington 25.41
2nd Team Concept Hunter Howerton Graham 21.69
3rd House Arrest Coleman House Wimington 13.12