STAR ISLAND YACHT CLUB & MARINA SHARK TOURNAMENT - The Fisherman

STAR ISLAND YACHT CLUB & MARINA SHARK TOURNAMENT

Star Island Yacht Club & Marina is kicking off the offshore season with their 33rd Annual Shark Tournament, taking place from Thursday, June 18 to Saturday, June 20. Everything gets started with a captain’s meeting and beer bust on Thursday evening, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. Fishing is on Friday, June 19 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 20 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The awards ceremony with an open buffet and live entertainment takes place Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. Entry fee is $1,250 per boat.

There are 12 tournament prizes, including $30,000 for the Heaviest Qualifying Shark of the Tournament; $5,000 each day for the Heaviest Qualifying Shark of the day; $5,000 for the Heaviest Qualifying Mako; $3,500 for the Heaviest Qualifying “Other” category Shark which includes Thresher, Hammerhead, and Tiger Shark; and $2,500 for the Heaviest Qualifying Blue Shark of the tournament. In addition, there are seven Calcuttas ranging from $200 to $20,000 each.

For anglers who would like to get in on the competition but do not own a boat, the Star Island Yacht Club Charter Boat is home to Montauk’s finest and most accomplished Charter Captains. All anglers can contribute to the study of sharks by tagging and releasing sharks that do not meet strict weight requirements. Last year, over 250 sharks were released back to the ocean. Of the sharks that were weighed in, over 750 pounds of edible shark meat was donated to the Long Island Council of Churches’ food pantry to help feed those in need!

For more information on Star Island Yacht Club & Marina, or to register for any of these tournaments, call (631) 668-5052, or visit www.starislandyc.com.

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