Yamaha is the official outboard sponsor of the 37th Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament!
Overnight Tuna Tournament
Get ready to gear up, start those engines, and get down to Cape May for the 37th Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament hosted once again at South Jersey Marina on Schellenger’s Landing. As this tournament continues to be one of the leading competitive big-game sport fishing events of the early season, we can only expect another banner year for the event! Even a breezy start to 2016 didn’t prevent our angler’s from fishing in great numbers! Our format to fish two out of three days allows captains and their crews, on vessels of all sizes, to choose their days without a weather committee. With our structured options of calcuttas, high cash payouts, and large number of participants annually, this is your opportunity to win big after a hunt on the ocean. Last year’s purse exceeded $317,000 and had a payout of over $176,000 to the winning Mako!
The South Jersey Shark Tournament has always been one of the most memorable fishing events for anglers of all ages and levels. We do this while continuing to set the standard of sportsmanship throughout our event. All species are caught, released, or landed within federally compliant rules and regulations. With our minimum qualifying weight of 200lbs, we encourage conservation and stewardship for future growth of the shark population.
Entry fee for the event is $600 per boat which covers five entry tickets to our extensive dockside dinners, libations, and entertainment. All of which take place under our tournament tent at South Jersey Marina. We continue to provide shuttle services between South Jersey Marina and our sister facility, the Canyon Club Resort Marina for participants docked across the harbor. As always, we strive to exceed our participants, their friends, and families’ expectations to be a leader in holding fun and rewarding sport fishing events!
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 37 years of hosting this event we have seen underdogs reign in as champions, and the winning fish weighed in at the last seconds. Between our record payouts, dockside festivities, and annual turnout, there’s no better reason than to come fish the South Jersey Shark Tournament this year, starting June 7th through the 10th.
See you at the scales!
Aaron T. Hoffman
The “New” South Jersey Tournament Director
A limited number of slips will be available at South Jersey Marina and the Canyon Club.
Transient rates are $3.25 per foot, (including electric) per day X 4 days minimum, June 7-10.
To reserve a slip for the Tournament, call now:
$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.
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.
Register for Shark and Tuna by May 1 - $700 Covers Entry Fee for Both
Register for Shark and Tuna by Shark Captains Meeting - $900 Covers Entry Fee for Both