Mid-Atlantic Tournament Celebrates 30 Years From August 15-30 - The Fisherman

Mid-Atlantic Tournament Celebrates 30 Years From August 15-30

The 2021 MidAtlantic is set for August 15-20 and it’s shaping up to be a heck of a party as the event celebrates 30 years of sportfishing competition, opportunity and camaraderie!

Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, NJ and Sunset Marina in Ocean City, MD are ideal venues to host a fleet of world class sportfishing boats and crews who will battle it out for a lottery-like payday. Last year a tournament record purse of well over $4 million was paid out to the winners.

Entry fee is $3,000 and covers all dockside hospitality and entertainment for a crew of six for the entire week. The cash purse is derived from 11 various calcuttas, also known as side bets, which are sanctioned by the tournament and have fees ranging from $1,000 to $30,000. These calcuttas payout a variety of ways for all species eligible in the tournament including white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo and dolphin. Entry to any, all or none is strictly optional but for as little as an additional $2,000 participants have the opportunity to win some serious cash.

The 30th Anniversary Mega Marlin Calcutta will payout to the heaviest and second heaviest white marlin and heaviest and second heaviest blue marlin. Entry fee is $30,000 and a portion of the total cash collected for this specific calcutta will be donated to The Billfish Foundation, International Game Fish Association and Recreational Fishing Alliance. While not for the faint of heart, this calcutta is sure to attract a lot of participation from those seeking to score big with billfish in the tournament.

Of course, you don’t have to be the winner of a billfish category to score a big payday at the MidAtlantic. Last year Mike Yocco’s MJ’s walked off with check of nearly $914 thousand for weighing the top two tuna in the tournament! That’s a serious payday!  And while many think you need a multi-million dollar boat to be competitive in the MidAtlantic, that’s definitely not the case either. The growing popularity of large center console craft has seen a surge in tournament participation all along the coast and the MidAtlantic has a specific calcutta for these boats. The Everglades 50 and Under Overall Calcutta has an entry fee of only $2,000 and pays out a specific percentage for the top three white marlin, blue marlin and tuna as well as the single heaviest wahoo and dolphin. Last year this calcutta alone tallied over $84 thousand in payouts! To enter this specific calcutta a vessel must be 50-foot or under designated by the vessel’s model name.

Canyon Club Resort Marina and South Jersey Marina in Cape May and at Sunset Marina in Ocean City, MD will be bursting at the seams come Tournament Week so don’t miss out. For more information regarding dockage contact Canyon Club Resort Marina at 609-884-0199 and South Jersey Marina at 609-884-2400 and Sunset Marina at 410-213-9600.

For further information contact Tournament Director Aaron Hoffman at 609-884-0177 or visit the tournament’s web site at www.themidatlantic.com.



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