MidAtlantic Tournament, August 18, 2021—The 2021 MidAtlantic is indeed off to a record-setting start. In addition to a record field of 203 boats the tournament’s total cash purse is now officially set at $5,939,050! Worthy of note is a significant portion of that cash pot this year comes from a special calcutta that was added to commemorate 30 years of MidAtlantic tournaments. The 30th Anniversary Mega Marlin Calcutta, with its $30,000 additional fee to participate, pays out 32 percent and 18 percent to the top two white marlin and top two blue marlin respectively. This calcutta alone has a total payout of nearly $1.6 million! It’s also important to mention that the MidAtlantic tournament is donating 1% of the total proceeds of that specific calcutta evenly to three worthwhile fishing organizations that benefit recreational anglers including the International Game Fish Association, Recreational Fishing Alliance and The Billfish Foundation.