Welcome to the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club


Check General Information under links for ramp updates and closures.
Check the NPS links and facebook for current conditions.

NCDMF has issued a closed season for Cobia and Flounder. The following fish will now be entered by length only–Albacore, Bluefish, Cobia, Flounder, Red Drum, Stiped Bass. Please make sure to use new entry sheet. Also check DMF for new crab rules.

The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club is located in the village of Buxton on Hatteras Island (one of the Islands that make up the Outer Banks of North Carolina). In 1953, much of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, including portions of Hatteras Island, became home to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (the nations’ first National Seashore). This event brought about new economic opportunities in the form of tourism.

The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club was formed in 1957 by 81 people for the sole purpose of stimulating tourism during the fall season.  The founders of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club sought to achieve this goal by hosting a surf fishing tournament.  The tournament was such a success that it has been held every year and we currently have over fifty teams on the waiting list.

Along with the continued success of the annual fishing tournament, the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club membership has grown–as of 1/1/2004 membership totaled 811 members and continues to grow. Similarly, the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club’s mission statement has been refined and expanded so as to accommodate the wider variety of members being served by the club. The current mission statement is presented below.


  Mission Statement

Our purpose is to promote and support the conservation and preservation of fish and all types of marine life and wildlife.  To cooperate with all federal, state and local authorities, department and officials in carrying out the laws, rules and regulations promulgated and adopted by such agencies for the protection, conservation and propagation of all fish, marine life and wildlife.

To promote, support, sponsor and carry on among its members interest in fish, marine and wildlife and a friendly and harmonious relationship among all fishermen, and to encourage and promote their participation in the protection, preservation and propagation of fish and wildlife.

To sponsor, carry out, promote, conduct and supervise fishing tournaments, contests and sports events, relating to fish and wildlife, sponsored by this organization or in cooperation with any other approved organization

Cape Hatteras Anglers Club serves as a “Watch Dog” organization over all individuals and agencies that would close or limit access to our beaches.  To learn more about current issues regarding beach access, click on the either the OBPA icon or Dare Counties new site–Preserve Access.

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The United Mobile Sportsman and the American Sportfishing Association are also active in the effort to keep Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area beaches free and open to all. The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club is a proud member of both these organizations and encourages your support as well.


For a complete listing of organizations that are actively involved in protecting your right, click on the links tab at the top of this page.

Officers & Board of Directors


President  –  Larry Griffin
Vice President  –  Bill Vancura
Secretary   –  Pat Weston
Treasurer  –  Bud Nelson



Nancy Giannotti
Kay Knowles
Jim Jones
Bill Lengyel
Wayne Mathis
Ray Schaaf
John Torres

Executive Secretary & Bulletin Editor  –  Judy Torres