There is a brand new King mackerel tournament coming up and the first place prize money is a guaranteed $10,000 dollar payday. The Inaugural Marshes Light Marina King mackerel fishing tournament will be held near Manteo, N.C. October 29 – 31.

"We have a lot of interest from our locals and from the Morehead City area," said tournament director Bill Boykin. (252-305-4737) "We are located in Shallow Bag Bay and anglers can use either Hatteras or Oregon inlets to reach us. The king fish can be real close in late October which ought to benefit anglers in smaller boats."

The entry fee for the Inaugural Marshes Light tourney is $400, and regardless of how many entries there are, the first place kingfish will be worth $10 grand. The payout for second through fifth places is based on a 60-boat field, with second place paying $2000. Lines in will be at 7 a.m. on Oct. 30, and fishing will conclude at 4 p.m. followed by a weigh-in from 4 – 6 that afternoon.

Lots of entertainment is scheduled for the tournament including a Captain's Meeting on Friday night with dinner and live music, and an awards presentation on Saturday night with supper. is a sponsor of the Inaugural Marshes Light tourney and for a full list of event sponsors, or to buy an event t-shirt visit the Internet at