On Saturday, August 26th, The WICC Surfside Hotel Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth will kick off at 12:01 am throughout Long Island Sound. With the increasing popularity of fishing, the Tournament is excited to return for its 41st year! The Tournament offers anglers up to $40,000 in cash prizes.
The grand prize of $25,000 goes to the heaviest bluefish, 2nd place takes home $7,500 and 3rd place gets $2,500. In addition, there are cash prizes for 4th through 20th place. For the second year there is a $1,000 cash prize for the biggest fish caught by an angler under 18. The Tournament also offers a ‘port prize’ for the heaviest fish caught at each participating weigh-in station in Connecticut and New York.
Registration is open and is $36. Anglers can register in person at any one of the Bait and Tackle registration stations around the sound in CT and NY, online at bluefishtournament.com.
Registration locations include:
CONNECTICUT-- AW Marina New London, Black Hall Outfitters Westbrook, Black Rock Bait and Tackle Bridgeport, Bobby J’s Milford, Branford Bait and Tackle, Captains Cove Seaport Bridgeport, Dee’s Bait & Tackle New Haven, Fisherman’s Paradise Milford, Fisherman’s World East Norwalk,Fishin Factory Milldale, Hillyers Tackle Shop, Waterford, J&B Tackle Co. Niantic, Pete’s Place Bait & Tackle Stamford, Sportman’s Den Cos Cob, and Ted’s Bait & Tackle Old Saybrook. NEW YORK-- Blue Water Ventures Peconic, Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle Northport, Duffy’s Bait & Tackle Glenwood Landing, East Coast Fishing Supplies Little Neck, Jack’s Bait & Tackle City Island, Miller Place Bait & Tackle Miller Place and WE-Go Bait & Tackle Southhold.
The fishing tournament is open to all, and kids are encouraged to fish as well!
WICC600am broadcasts hourly updated results all weekend long. The most up to date information can also be found at bluefishtournament.com or facebook.com/bluefishtournament.
Deadline to register for the Tournament is Friday, August 25th at 11:59pm. Registration is required to participate. The Tournament begins Saturday, August 26th at 12:01am and ends Sunday, August 27th at 5pm. The first-place winner will be interviewed live on WICC600, and all winners are announced immediately after the Tournament.