Tradewinds Tackle

Over 38 years of fishing tradition on Ocracoke Island

Derby Leaders

Each year Tradewinds Tackle has a free fishing derby for kids, 14 years old and under,  that runs from January 1st to December 31st of that year.  We have several categories such as bluefish, flounder, sea mullet, etc.

The rules are

  • all fish must be caught on hook and line in Ocracoke waters
  • all fish must be weighed at Tradewinds
  • person catching the largest fish in each category at year end wins a gift certificate to Tradewinds

Currently leading categories in 2013:




Past Derby Winners

Our past derby winners are linked below by year. Click on the image to view slide show. The slide show may require flash to view.

Derby 2012

Derby 2011

Derby 2010




Derby 2009

Derby 2008



Derby 2007

Derby 2006


Derby 2005

Derby 2004



Derby 2003



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