Weldon, North Carolina: Rocky the Giant Rockfish

The "Rockfish Capital of the World" stakes its claim with a giant sculpted Rockfish, hung from an outdoor beam. An accompanying plaque tells the tale of a 1904 monster Rockfish that got away.
56 W. 3rd St., Weldon, NC
Downtown, on the north side of US Hwy 158/W. 3rd St., just east of the train tracks.
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Rocky the Giant Rockfish

Either Rocky is gone, or he was moved. We found where he used to hang from, but the fish was gone.

[Greg Parsons, 06/16/2018]

Rocky is currently in the shop for repainting. He should be back shortly; the town doesn't want him away for too long.


Rocky the Giant Rockfish

Rocky the Giant Rockfish helps welcome anglers and other visitors to Weldon, the "Rockfish Capital of the World." A plaque with the fish tells the story of fisherman Jonathan Jackson and the world record fish of 1904 that got away.

[Kim Newell, 12/14/2014]

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