The story all began back in 2007 when some friendly ribbing was being thrown around on a local fishing forum. The two fishermen were Donfish and Latimeria who were deciding which county had bigger bat rays and even if the surf or the bay held the biggest bats!
We both had been bat ray fishing for a long time and were confident in our techniques to catch these beasts. We were planning (or at least I thought it was going to be mano y mano) to find out which angler had what it takes… This quickly escalated into what County had the biggest rays as other fishermen joined the fray and a tournament was born. Who would have ever guessed it is still going all of these years later.
This humble showdown is anything but humble…. It’s all been about bragging rights and deservedly so since the bats are big, strong and will test your tackle (& will) at times.
Now, SNBF is on it’s 8th annual showdown. To read more about some of the fun from years past, please click the attached link. Be sure to register so you can be a part of our community and comment/post up some fun fishing stories of your own.
If you want to join in the festivities, be sure to join the Saturday Night Bat Fight FaceBook page also. It’s a closed group, but all are welcome to join in on the fun and only pertains to the event itself.
Be sure to read up on all of the old posts to see what all the fun (and ribbing) is about.
Shirts and Hoodies will also be available soon at a very limited quantity, so be sure to keep checking back and get your order in on time!
Let’s get ready to Ruuuummmbbbllllleeee!