Fishing Club hosts Wounded Warriors to fishing outing and picnic

     By Bob Dumon  

   On June 15 members of the Fairfield Harbour Fishing Club hosted 14 Wounded Warriors, along with some of their caregivers and the friendly boat dog, Cosmo, aboard the 83-foot headboat Capt. Stacy. For those unfamiliar with the term, a headboat is “a boat that stops and anchors over wreck and rock formations and everybody fishes at once.”

   Our group departed from the dock on the Atlantic Beach Causeway promptly at 7 am and returned at 2 pm. The temperature was in the low-80s, the   waters calm, and the Carolina blue sky was scattered with puffy white clouds—all in all a perfect day for fishing. The Warriors caught several species of fish, including grouper, shark, snapper, triggerfish, mahi mahi and sea bass. Fairfield Harbour ’s Wounded Warrior Eric Edmundson, was accompanied   by his dad, Ed. For this writer and photographer, the two best shots I took all day were of Eric standing next to his dad, and the one of him standing with the Capt. Stacy crew, evidence of his remarkable continuing recovery.

   Following the fishing, a picnic was held at the Fort Macon Coast Guard Station, featuring fried chicken and BBQ catered by Roland’s BBQ from Beaufort.     The Fishing Club’s Bob Buggeworth awarded two trophies: Cpl. Matt Yeackle received the Biggest Fish Trophy and the trophy for the Most Fish went to Cpl. Chris Shiver.

   The day’s activities were coordinated by George and Liz Maravelas, who on behalf of the Fishing Club would like to express the Club’s appreciate to the folks at Capt. Stacy for their substantial discount for the chartered outing.

Eric Edmundsun with the mates on the Capt. Stacy


Wounded Warriers at the picnic on the grounds of the Coast Guard Station

Fairfield Harbour’s Fishing Club Hosts Third Annual Wounded Warriors Event

NEW BERN, N.C. – Fairfield Harbour, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced that the Fairfield Harbour Fishing Club hosted its third annual fishing trip with the Wounded Warriors program on June 15. Twenty members of the fishing club and 14 Wounded Warriors, including Fairfield Harbour residents Ed and Eric Edmondson, left early Saturday morning and spent the morning fishing on the Capt. Stacy, an 83 foot headboat chartered by the fishing club for the exclusive use of the Wounded Warriors and club members accompanying them. They fished offshore after a 25-mile trip from Atlantic Beach, N.C. The fishing club followed this excursion with a catered picnic lunch at the Fort Macon Coast Guard station. During the picnic, two awards were presented recognizing “Outstanding Anglers” to the warrior who caught the most fish of the day and the warrior who caught the largest fish.

Established in January 2004, the Fairfield Harbour Fishing Club is comprised of 90 members. For more information on the Fairfield Harbour Fishing Club and the Wounded Warriors event, visit

“We are delighted that the Fairfield Harbour Fishing Club has chosen to work with the Wounded Warriors Program in hosting its third annual Wounded Warriors fishing trip,” said Mystre’ Van Horn, on-site community manager of Fairfield Harbour. “This event served as an enjoyable outing for both our local heroes and our club members. We truly appreciate the fishing club’s efforts to give back to brave men and women who serve our country.”

“The Wounded Warriors fishing trip is an event that I look forward to every year,” said Larry Knapp, president of the Fairfield Harbour Board of Directors. “The chance to personally thank our patriots and enjoy a pleasant afternoon on the water only comes around once a year, and I am proud that so many of our club members take advantage of it.”

“It is an honor to spend time with the men and women who have given so much to our country,” said Bob Bruggeworth, co-founder and facilitator of the Fairfield Harbour Fishing Club. “We are happy to give back to these dedicated individuals by treating them to a fun and relaxing morning fishing on the deep water. We appreciate the opportunity to connect with these incredibly inspiring individuals and had a great time fishing with them. I also would like to extend a thank you to George and Liz Maravelas, who planned this event with Wounded Warriors these last few years. Without their steadfast dedication to this cause, this event would truly not be possible.”

Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit

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