Next Up... The Cape May Marlin Tournament

Cape May Marlin Tournament

July 25-28, 2024

Dear Fellow Angler,

Since the 1950’s the County of Cape May and its fishing community have held highlighted events for big game offshore fisherman. Over the years these tournaments and fisherman have made our area known for having some of the most productive fishing for White and Blue Marlin and have created some of the most world-renowned captains and crews that target them.

As the sport fishing industry has grown substantially, the recently rebranded Cape May Marlin Tournament puts our region on the map as a must-do event for Marlin fishing enthusiasts. Building on the 60 years of rich history and tradition started at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, the Cape May Marlin Tournament continues to grow as one of the oldest and prestigious release tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic!

For questions regarding the tournament please feel free to contact Aaron Hoffman at 609-412-3778.

Entry Fee

$2,500 per Boat

Made payable to the South Jersey Tournaments and mailed to
PO Box 323, Cape May, NJ 08204
Tournament Entry Fee includes access for guests of up to 6 for nightly dockside hospitality and awards dinner at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May.



Poolside at Canyon Club Marina
6:00 PM | Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
7:30 PM | Captain’s Meeting


Fish Day
4:00 AM | Depart Inlet
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Lines Out
5:00 – 8:00 PM | Weigh Station Open
7:30 – 9:30 PM | Evening Dockside – Cocktails, Music and Dinner, Poolside at Canyon Club Resort Marina


Fish Day
4:00 AM | Depart Inlet
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Lines Out
5:00 – 8:00 PM | Weigh Station Open
7:30 – 9:30 PM | Evening Dockside – Cocktails, Music and Hors d’oeuvres


Awards at Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May
Cocktail Attire Required
5:00 PM | Cocktails and Music
6:00 PM | Dinner
7:00 PM | Presentation of Awards


Marlin Calcutta


Most Points Overall – 1st Place 75% | 2nd Place 25%

Tuna & Dolphin Calcutta

$250 per Category

1st Place 75% | 2nd Place 25%

Daily Calcutta

$250 per Fish Day ($500 Total)

Most Daily Points – 1st Place 100%


Most Points Overall Boat

1st | 2nd | 3rd

5 Angler Awards per Boat

Most Points Overall Angler (IGFA)

1st | 2nd | 3rd
IGFA Points is for anglers who hook and fight their fish until released. Anglers may not be handed any fish at any time throughout the tournament.

Most Points Overall Angler (H&H)

1st | 2nd | 3rd
Hook and Hand Points is for any combination of angling throughout the tournament.
Angler Awards are separate categories and anglers can only qualify for one or the other.

1st Place Female Angler

1st Place Junior Angler

(16 & Under)

Heaviest Tuna

Heaviest Dolphin

Most Points Overall Team

1st | 2nd
Most Release Points Accumulated by Teams Determined at Captains Meeting

Warren Buckingham Memorial Trophy

Most Outstanding Catch

Walt Hendee Captains Award

1st Place Boat Captain

See Rules and Regulations for additional information pertaining to tournament points and prizes.