South Jersey Tournaments
South Jersey Tournaments

South Jersey Tournaments presents THE 31st ANNUAL SOUTH JERSEY SHARK TOURNAMENT

The Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament is the first competitive big-game fishing opportunity of the season. Averaging 185 to 200 boats each year, this event is the premiere Shark Tournament in the Mid-Atlantic region. With a cast of over 1,000 anglers participating annually, this exciting event takes place when the bite has been historically at its best in our productive waters off of Cape May. Our shark tournament is structured to provide participants with the best possible fishing hours, lucrative cash prizes and an equal chance for boats of all sizes to compete – all while setting an example of sportsmanship and sound conservation practices.The entry fee is $545 per boat which provides eligibility for tournament prizes and five tickets to all dockside dinners and festivities (additional tickets can be purchased at the Captains meeting).And please make note: Beginning this year, all of the festivities, from Captain’s Meeting to Awards Party will take place back at South Jersey Marina. That’s right; we’ve changed locations for the dockside festivities! Rest assured, we’ll have the big tent, great food and everything else you’ve come to expect at this event. We’ll even have a shuttle van running between South Jersey and Canyon Club for remote parking. It’s going to be a typical South Jersey good time! Guaranteed!

Last year prize money reached $288,410 and we’re anticipating topping the 300K mark this year! If you enjoy competitive shark fishing, dockside parties and the camaraderie inherent in this sport, there is no better opportunity to enjoy yourself with family and friends than the South Jersey Shark Tournament.

If you need transient dockage, be sure to make your reservations early to guarantee yourself a spot at South Jersey Marina (South Jersey will likely fill up first.) or Canyon Club Resort.

Slip Reservations
A limited number of slips will be available at South Jersey Marina and the Canyon Club for the Shark Tournament.
Transient rates are $3.25 per foot, (includes electric) per day X 4 days minimum (June 9-12).
To reserve a slip for the Tournament, call now: 609-884-2400
Entry Fee: $545 per boat. Entry Fee includes activity tickets for 5 participants (additional tickets can be purchased at the Captains’ Meeting for $30.00 per night or $55.00 for both nights.) 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 $545 Entry Fee - enter early!

For Entry Forms, click on 'Shark Tourney' above, then click 'printable brochure'.

The New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program...... It's EASY!

Individual saltwater anglers ages 16 and older MUST register if ANY of the following criteria are met:

  • Recreationally fish with a hand line or rod and line, spearfish or fish by hand
  • Recreationally fish in the marine and fresh tidal waters of the State of New Jersey
  • Recreationally fish in marine waters outside the State of New Jersey but land the catch in New Jersey