6th Annual Big Fish Classic Returns Next Week

OCEAN CITY- The 6th Annual Big Fish Classic returns next weekend with the first of two 32-hour fishing segments in search of the largest fish of any species.

The Big Fish Classic is set for next Thursday through Sunday on the pier at Talbot Street, which is essentially the epicenter for Ocean City’s rich fishing history. The Big Fish Classic is a two-day, 32-hour tournament where the largest fish caught of any species will be rewarded. Boats and teams of anglers will decide to fish in one of two 32-hour slots, either next Friday and Saturday, or next Saturday and Sunday. There are several categories for which anglers and boats will be rewarded, but the essence of the event is bringing the biggest fish to the historic Talbot Street docks.

The event gets started on Thursday with late registration, a captain’s meeting and kickoff party at host M.R. Ducks. The scale at Talbot Street is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on next Saturday, and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Sunday. Each day will feature a festival of big fish, live music, food and drink in and around the Talbot Street Pier at M.R. Ducks and the historic Angler restaurant. The Angler will host the awards banquet on Sunday, July 28.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

Alternative Text

Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.