Welcome to the
Hillsborough Sportfishing Club

The Hillsborough Sportfishing Club (HSFC) consists of a diverse group of men, women, young adults, and kids who share the adventure of sportfishing. More than that, we like to help people learn how to fish and enjoy the sport at a reasonable cost. We do this through education, fishing trips, and partnering with private business and non-profit organizations to sponsor fundraising events for charitable organizations. We have fun doing what we do please come join us.

The HSFC Recent News

2016 NC Offshore Challenge Tournament

The 2016 NC Offshore Challenge Tournament will be held Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd.  We will be running the tournament out of Atlantic Beach and Wanchese / Oregon Inlet.  Based on the success of past years, the tournament continuing to grow.  Please contact us if you would like to be a Sponsor, Donor, or volunteer.  

Please note that effective April 17, 2016, we moved the Crystal Coast location from Beaufort to Atlantic Beach due to circumstances beyond the Tournament Committee's control.  

 May 20th - 22nd, 2016

June Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting is Thursday, June 2nd, at Huey's Oyster Bar & Restaurant in Mebane, NC. Come join us at 6:30 pm for an informal social gathering and dinner. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

June 2nd, 2016


The 2015 NC Offshore Challenge A Success!

Last year’s NC Offshore Challenge Tournament exceeded expectations on many fronts.  We are proud to report that the event raised funds to pay for a day of fishing for 174 disabled veterans on Saturday, May 16.  Thank you to the Wounded Warrior Project, the National Wild Turkey Federation, our Sponsors, Private Donors and Volunteers for making this possible.  See our Tournament page for the tournament winners and pictures of the weekend’s events.

Here are some highlights

Morehead City

Captain's Meeting:  Thank you John and Diane Poag for opening Captain Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant for the Captain’s meeting Friday evening, preparing a great meal, and allowing us to use their location for tournament headquarters for Morehead City.

Raffle:  The raffle raised $840 for the Wounded Warriors.  We are grateful for all of the nice raffle items donated by our Sponsors and the L.A. Dixon Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Tournament Results:

  • Wahoo – 1st place winner
  • Dolphin – 2nd and 3rd place overall, ladies and youth winners

Oregon Inlet

Captain's Meeting:  Thank you to Wayne Umplett and his staff at OBX Marina for serving as tournament headquarters for Oregon Inlet and hosting the Captain’s meeting on Friday evening. 

Raffle:  The raffle raised $450 for the Wounded Warriors.  We are grateful for all of the excellent raffle items donated by our Sponsors.

Festival for the Wounded Warriors:  The first annual Festival for Wounded Warriors was a success.  Many enjoyed the festival and the live music on Friday and Saturday. Special thanks to Wayne Umplett and OBX Marina as the "anchor" sponsor that made this event possible.

Tournament Results:

  • Dolphin – 1st place winner
  • Tuna – 1st place winner 
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