Shark Tournament

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Overview

JUNE 3-6, 2020

After 40 years the South Jersey Shark Tournament is still holding strong and true to its roots for the regions premier big game shark fishing event! As we continue to see constant changes in the shark fishing community we are glad to have our seasons regulation unchanged since last year’s tournament. Hopeful that our participants will continue to land quality fish in the scales again this year, we expect a productive and competitive event as always!

Not only is the South Jersey Shark Tournament known for big payouts and some serious fishing competition but it’s also a great opportunity to make new or catch-up with old friends across all generations. With the event setting at South Jersey Marina paired with nightly, top notch, dockside hospitality, you’ll see why our family of participants continues to grow each year. With an “All In” of Calcutta entries just under $6000 and an average purse upwards of $325,000 there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take a chance to win big in this event!

Whether you’re new to big game shark fishing or seasoned by the salt over the years on the water, the South Jersey Shark Tournament is your go to event. In our 40 years of hosting this event we have seen underdogs reign in as champions and winning fish weighed in at the last seconds. With our record tournament payouts, dockside festivities, and annual turnout, there’s no better reason than to come fish the South Jersey Shark Tournament in 2020, June 3rd through the 6th.

See you at the scales!

Sincerely,
Aaron T. Hoffman
South Jersey Tournament Director

SLIP RESERVATIONS

Please contact Paul at CCRM (609-884-0199) or Chris at SJM (609-884-2400) for dockage needs.

ENTRY FEE · $600 per boat

Entry Fee includes activity tickets for 5 participants (additional tickets can be purchased at the Captains’ Meeting.) Please include Entry Fee and Dockage with Entry Form.

EARLY BIRD ENTRY

Participants who pay their Entry Fee prior to June 1 will be eligible for a “Free Entry Drawing” which will be held at the Captains’ Meeting.
The lucky winner will receive a full refund of their $600 Entry Fee.

2020 SOUTH JERSEY SHARK TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES TO ADDRESS SOCIAL DISTANCING

The 2020 South Jersey Shark Tournament is still on! Plans are moving forward to continue with the event, however we are administering strict social distancing guidelines to ensure a safe environment for all involved in this year’s event. While it’s unfortunate that the tournaments signature tent utilized for the Captain’s Meeting, nights of dockside hospitality, and award ceremonies will not be a part of the event this year, we are encouraging participants to enjoy the time on the water more than ever during this year’s event! Here on land, we’ll be doing our part to provide the best service we possibly can while keeping everyone safe as we all have a good time doing what we love. With continual updates through our social media platforms and South Jersey Tournament App, our plans are to keep the party together while we have to stay socially apart!

Schedule

Tournament Registration

All tournament registrations must be made online through our TOURNAMENT WEBSITE VIA THIS LINK or the REGISTER ONLINE button above.
You can pre-register up until 12:00pm on Wednesday June 3rd

Captains Meeting/Captains Folder Pickup
Wednesday June 3rd 6:00pm – 7:30pm

South Jersey Marina’s Saltwater Café
Limited to allowing only one registrant per boat at a time
No cash handling for late entry or calcuttas will be permitted
Proper PPE and social distancing guidelines will be mandatory

Tournament Fishing, Departure Time & Lay Day Form Deadlines
June 4th, 5th & 6th

All times for Departure, Lines In & Lay day Forms remain the same as listed in the official tournament rules

Tournament Weigh-Ins
Thursday June 4th 2:30pm – 7:30pm

Closed to public
All fish being weighed MUST come by boat to the South Jersey Marina weigh station
Tournament channels are to be used prior to coming in for weigh in
Limitation of crew members on and off the boat at one time
Proper PPE and social distancing guidelines will be mandatory

Tournament Weigh-Ins
Tournament Take-Out/Delivery
Friday June 5th 2:30pm – 7:30pm

Closed to public
All fish being weighed MUST come by boat to the South Jersey Marina weigh station
Tournament channels are to be used prior to coming in for weigh in
Limitation of crew members on and off the boat at one time
Proper PPE and social distancing guidelines will be mandatory
Delivery/Take Out is scheduled for 6:30pm – 8:00pm
3 course dinner menu catered by Saltwater Café

Tournament Weigh-Ins/Awards
Saturday June 6th 2:30pm – 7:30pm

Closed to public
All fish being weighed MUST come by boat to the South Jersey Marina weigh station
Tournament channels are to be used prior to coming in for weigh in
Limitation of crew members on and off the boat at one time
Proper PPE and social distancing guidelines will be mandatory
Delivery/Take Out is scheduled for 6:30pm – 8:00pm
3 course dinner menu catered by Saltwater Café
Awards to be conducted following the end of weigh-ins
Winners will be contacted directly for scheduling presentation of tournament awards

Calcuttas

Calcutta prize money is separate from tournament proceeds. You may enter as many as you wish or none at all. 94% of Calcutta entries will be paid out. To be eligible for Calcutta prizes, fish must be caught according to tournament rules and meet the tournament’s minimum weights. Percentages listed are of total purse within each Calcutta.

OVERALL CALCUTTAS

ENTRY FEE
Calcutta “A” $400 | Calcutta “B” $900

Each Overall Calcutta covers the following categories

Heaviest Shark = 20%, 2nd Heaviest Shark = 15%
Heaviest Mako = 25%, 2nd Heaviest Mako = 15%
Heaviest Blue = 15%, 2nd Heaviest Blue = 10%

In the event that no qualifying 2nd place fish is caught, the prize money will go to the 1st place fish in that category. If no fish is caught in a particular category, the prize money will be equally divided among the winners of the other categories.

SUPER CALCUTTAS

DAILY DOUBLE ENTRY FEE $600

Covers the following categories for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Daily purses will depend on the number of boats fishing each day. Your entry in this Calcutta will only be added to the daily purse of the two days that you fish. (50% each day).

Daily Heaviest Mako = 35% of the day’s purse
Daily 2nd Heaviest Mako = 15% of the day’s purse
Daily Heaviest Shark = 35% of the day’s purse
Daily 2nd Heaviest Shark = 15% of the day’s purse

In the event that no fish is caught in a particular category, the prize money for that category will be equally divided among the winners of the other categories for that day. If no qualifying fish are caught on any day(s), the un-won prize money will be transferred evenly to the corresponding categories on the remaining days.

MAKO MANIA JACKPOT ENTRY FEE $1,000

Covers the Mako category only for the tournament overall.

Heaviest Mako = 60%, 2nd Heaviest Mako = 40%

In the event that no qualifying 2nd place fish is caught, the prize money will go to the 1st place fish. In the event that no qualifying fish are caught at all, the entries will be returned.

BIG MONEY MAKO ENTRY FEE $2,500

Heaviest Mako – Winner Take All

In the event that no qualifying fish are caught, the entries will be returned.

UNDER 35′ CALCUTTA ENTRY FEE $500

Heaviest Mako = 60%, Heaviest Shark = 40%

In the event that a qualifying Mako is not caught, the prize money will go to the Heaviest Shark. In the event that no qualifying sharks are caught in the Calcutta, the Calcutta entry will be refunded. Boats must be 35’ or less in length according to the given boat’s model name.