Montauk Marine Basin
Due to Covid 19 the flowing changes have been made to the tournament:
-There will be no live captains meeting
-There will be no dinner gathering or awards ceremony. Prizes will be handed out individually.
-The blue shark category has been eliminated to help reduce spectators on premises and reduce the need for tournament staff.
-The entry fee is reduced to $1000.
Montauk Marine Basin Celebrates the 51st Annual Shark Tag Tournament with Big Cash Prizes!
This Tournament is limited to only 150 boats sign up early
We offer a total purse of $50,000.00 broken into various prizes, including our exclusive woman and junior categories. We will limit the amount of boats to 150 in order to keep the tournament manageable, personal and fun for all. Note that prize money will be based on entries.
Fishing Conservation is still our main concern. Montauk Marine continues to strive for greater goals and you have made these goals possible over the years with your competitive angling and responsible fishing. Once again we are proud of the several hundred pounds of shark meat that has been donated each year to Long Island Cares to feed the hungry.
The increased weight limits have also contributed for fisheries conservation and we abide by these weight limits for this tournament.
We thank those of you who have fished our tournament in the past and welcome all new comers to join in and enjoy the great fishing Montauk has to offer while participating in our efforts to conserve fishing as a sport as well as contributing to scientific studies.
Offshore Magazine survey voted Montauk Marine Shark Tag Tournament as One of the Best Northeast Tournaments in 2006
The Results of the survey:
|Overall Largest Shark||5000.00||overall|
|1st Place Mako||7500.00||overall|
|2nd Place Mako||3500.00||overall|
|3rd Place Mako||2000.00||overall|
|1st Place Other||7500.00||overall|
|2nd Place Other||3500.00||overall|
|3rd Place Other||2000.00||overall|
|1st Place Woman||$1,250||overall|
|1st Place Junior ( 16 year old and younger)||$1,250||overall|
|Tag & Release Awards||overall|
|1st Place Day one||500.00||overall|
|2nd Place Day one||250.00||overall|
|1st Place Dat two||500.00||overall|
|2nd Place Day two||250.00||overall|
(Calcutta is private run cash only)
|Daily Split||$300||mako, other largest fish each day|
|Daily Split||$500||mako,other largest fish each day|
|Daily Split||$1,000||mako, other largest fish each day|
|Overall||$2,000||largest fish both day|
|Overall||$5,000||largest fish both days|
|Overall||$10,000.00||Largest fish both days|
Do to Covid 19 we will be not be holding a live capstan's meeting, dinner or awards ceremony.
|Thursday, June 24 th|
|7:00 pm||Captains Meeting held virtually on face book live.|
|All entries and Calcuttas to be done at the store.|
|Friday, June 25th|
|6.00am||All Numbered Boats Depart, Return 6:00pm|
|Saturday, June 26th|
|6:00am||All Numbered Boats Depart, Return 5:00pm|
|7:00 pm||Awards will be given out while practicing social distancing|
|Sunday, June 28th|
|Rain Date||only if the one is a total wash out with NO fishing for the first 2 days|
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