Shark Tournament

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Overview

JUNE 5-9, 2019

It’s time to gear up and get to Cape May for the 39th South Jersey Shark Tournament hosted once again at South Jersey Marina! As the season’s starter for competitive big-game sport fishing off the Jersey shore, we’re looking forward to welcoming all of our participants back after a long, unforgiving winter!

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 $6,500 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 39 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 2019, June 5th through the 8th.

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.

Schedule

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

6:00 PM • Late Registration – South Jersey Marina
7:30 PM Sharp • Captain’s Meeting – South Jersey Marina

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

6:00 AM • Depart Inlet
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM • Fishing
2:30 PM – 7:30 PM • Weigh-In – South Jersey Marina

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

6:00 AM • Depart Inlet
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM • Fishing
2:30 PM – 7:30 PM • Weigh-In – South Jersey Marina
6:30 PM • Dockside Dining, Entertainment

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

6:00 AM • Depart Inlet
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM • Fishing
2:30 PM – 7:30 PM • Weigh-In – South Jersey Marina
6:30 PM • Dockside Dining, Live Music, Awards – South Jersey Marina

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.