Around the Clock fishing event

Published 7:15 pm Thursday, November 18, 2010

The 12th annual Rock Around The Clock 24-Hour Sea Gull Pier Rockfish Tournament will again be hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and presented by Bass Pro Shops from midnight to midnight on Saturday, Nov. 27.

The 24-hour Thanks-giving weekend event is a holiday tradition and is open to anglers fishing from the Sea Gull Fishing Pier.

The event only requires a $5 fee for adults to participate and ages 16 and under can fish for free. No pre-registration is required.

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Tournament officials from VCAN (Virginia Coastal Access Now) will be onhand to collect fees and weigh-in striped bass on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel’s certified scales throughout the event. Registration begins at 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26.

One hundred percent of the tournament fees go to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.

Prizes will be awarded for the five largest Striped Bass caught during the event.

For more information, go to or or call 965-7799.


First Place

FS12T Ascend sit on top 12-foot kayak, Captains Choice Conventional Trolling combo and a $100 Bass Pro Shops gift card.

Second Place

Medium pier cart, pier net, Penn 10-foot Fierce Spinning Rod and Reel Combo, and a Bass Pro Shops 370 tackle bag system.

Third Place

6-foot Penn Fierce Rod and Reel Combo, Bass Pro Shops 360 tackle bag system and $100 worth of assorted saltwater lures.

Fourth and fifth place

VCAN Tackle Prize Bucket