The Inaugural Neuse River Backwater Open fishing tournament to benefit the Neuse River Foundation and promote clean water will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Lawson Creek Park.
The entry fee is $65 per two-angler team. The late fee after Oct. 30 is $75. Payout of 25 percent of entry fees and prizes for the winners. Total aggregate weight of two striped bass, two red drum and five speckled trout weighed in will determine the winners. Big fish prizes for largest fish of each species weighed in (optional). Captains meeting will be on Friday, Nov. 5. Artificials only. Separate prize for largest aggregate weighed in by a flyfishing only team.
All anglers are welcome. For more information, go to
or call (252) 637-7972 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. only).