The Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club will be holding the 39th annual Offshore Open August 24th through August 31st, 2019. The captain’s meeting will be held at the host marina Crystal Point on Friday August 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Weigh-ins are nightly at Brielle Yacht Club in Brielle.
The tournament provides anglers with the unique opportunity to fish two separate days or one overnighter during the course of the week. Once again, the Ray Catena Auto Group is the presenting sponsor and has offered the Ray Catena Audi Challenge- a $2,500.00 cash award to the largest yellowfin. The tournament also has returning diamond sponsor Costa del Mar, with the addition of Crystal Point, and Popovitch Builders.
The tournament offers Calcuttas for every eligible specie, with this year’s estimated payout to exceed $200,000.00. The $500.00 winner take all category returns as does the $500.00 tuna stringer category for the heaviest combination of 2 tuna (no bigeye), with first and second places. This stringer format provides tremendous action at the scales. Last year’s tournament paid over $200,000.00 to the winners and raised funds for numerous fishing and conservation related charities, including the RFA, RFA-NJ, the Catch a Dream Foundation, Menhaden Defenders, Re-Clam the Bay, NJ Beach Buggy Association and the George Burlew Scholarship Fund, providing scholarships to marine biology graduate students.
The base entry fee is still $500.00 which provides tickets to the captain’s meeting, awards dinner and the entry for the tuna category. The all-in Calcutta fee is $4,200.00. The tournament rules can be found at www.MRMTC.com/offshoreopen. Entrants may sign up at the captain’s meeting. Any questions can be e-mailed to email@example.com.