• Wednesday, October 17th - Saturday, October 20th

Head to the Crystal Coast to enjoy some of the best fishing conditions all year long by participating in October’s annual Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament. This popular fishing tournament features up to $180,000 in prizes for participants, and is a great way to enjoy the down home culture, hospitality, and great coastal waters of Swansboro and the greater Crystal Coast region.

The Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament typically has a 50-boat participation, and the weekend tournament offers big prizes to the anglers that can bring in the biggest catch. In addition to the full days of fishing, there are also plenty of weigh-in festivities on both Friday and Saturday, which include an awards party, a free concert on Saturday night, a cash bar, and local and national exhibitors. The tournament is open to locals and visitors alike, and a portion of the proceeds from the entry fee goes to help a number of worthy causes, including Take a Kid Fishing, Project Christmas Cheer, as well as other area charities. Fun for spectators and participants alike, and open to everyone who wants to reel in big prizes, the Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament is a favorite event for anglers from all across the Crystal Coast and beyond.