The Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club will be holding the 35th annual Offshore Open August 29th through September 6th, 2015. The captain’s meeting will be held at the host marina Crystal Point on Friday August 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Weigh-ins are nightly at Brielle Yacht Club in Brielle.
The tournament provides anglers with the 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 $4,000.00 cash award to the largest yellowfin. This is in addition to the Comstock challenge, awarding $4,000.00 to the largest longfin. These awards are included in the base entry. The tournament offers Calcuttas for every eligible specie, with this year’s estimated payout to exceed $175,000.00. Last year’s tournament paid over $165,000.00 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 $3,200.00