October 2018

PIER ENDURES FLORENCE

Thankfully, Jennette’s Pier is open for business, and fall fishing remains fabulous along the Outer Banks. And it's our fabulous fishing that attracts two of the largest tournaments in the world!

The biggest surf fishing event on record gets underway on beaches surrounding Jennette’s Pier Oct. 4-5. The 67th Annual Nags Head Surf Fishing Club’s Invitational attracts 480 anglers to town for two days.

And once again, Jennette’s will host the annual N.C. Lions Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) Fishing Tournament, Oct. 23-24. This one has some impressive numbers, too. Organizers say it’s the largest service project of its kind, worldwide. The three-day event should attract more than 350 visually impaired persons to the Outer Banks.

And while folks enjoy fall fishing, the Pier's Green Team plans to reduce the No. 1 source of plastic pollution found on our beaches: cigarette butts. Thanks to a sustainability grant from the N.C. Aquarium Society, educator Meredith Fish will lead the effort to inform our visitors about the problem, while we equip our parking lot with PVC cigarette receptacles donated by the Outer Banks Surfrider Foundation.

The receptacle design allows us to easily gather the butts, which can then be shipped out to be recycled into new products.

Yep, we're saying bye-bye to unwanted butts!

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