Matthew Oakley wins on the Roanoke River

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June 8, 2019, 7 anglers launched from Water Street ramp on the Roanoke River out of Plymouth, NC. Only three of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Matthew Oakley from Farmville, NC took the victory with 14.80 lbs.  For the win, Matthew took home $249 in prize money.

Second amongst the competitors was Mike Roberson with 5 fish that locked in the scales at 13.90 lbs.  For his efforts, he took home $94 in prize money.

The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Mike Roberson.  His fish locked in the scales at 5.41 lbs earning him the big bass pot.

Top 5 finishers:

1stMatthew Oakley14.80-lbs
2ndMike Roberson13.90-lbs
3rdTom Warner10.87-lbs
4thMike Colbert10.21-lbs
5thChris Dowtin5.97-lbs

The next tournament in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will take place on Saturday, 29 June 2019 launching from Shoup’s Landing (Hwy 13 Bridge) on the Chowan River in Winton, NC.

For more information on this event or division please contact local director, Mike Colbert at – Home: (252) 223-2325, Cell: (252) 725-1504 or visit

These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers BPSFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, BPSFT National Championship tournament.

American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression.  For more information about American Bass Angers and the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, the Bass Pro Shops Open Series, the Bass Pro Shops Team Tournament or the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series

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