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South Jersey Marina
South Jersey Tournaments

P.O. Box 641
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Phone (609) 884-0177
Phone (609) 884-2400

Welcome to the 1996 South Jersey Tournament Season!

Over the years, our tournaments have become known not only for their integrity competition and opportunity, but for their hospitality and dockside fun as well. We believe that our events give you more bang for your tournament buck than any others on the East Coast. From open-bar captains' meetings to dockside dining, our professional staff takes pride in making each tournament a special and enjoyable affair.

In addition, our two full-service facilities, South Jersey Marina and Canyon Club Marina, offer first-class accommodations and will assist you in keeping your boat in competitive condition at all times. If you have any questions about dates, formats, service, or entry forms please feel free to call.

You won't want to miss the action!!

16th Annual $15,000 Shark Tournament
June 14, 15, 16

The First Major Big Game Fishing Opportunity of the Season-

Join us for the Super Bowl of shark fishing, the 16th Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament. Officially kicking off the big-game fishing season in Cape May, the South Jersey Shark Tournament had become the premier event for shark fishermen from up and down our coast. Hosting more than 1000 anglers annually, this tournament is structured to provide participants with the best possible fishing times, lucrative cash prizes ('95 total prize money $115,500) and an equal chance for boats of all sizes to compete.

If you enjoy fishing makos, tigers and blues, then you will certainly enjoy this event. The fishing is usually "turned on", the competitive atmosphere exciting and the dockside hospitality second to none!

The entry fee is only $395.00 per boat and entitles you to all dockside activities as well as eligibility for tournament prizes. There are a limited number of slips that will be available at South Jersey Marina and the Canyon Club for the Shark Tournament. Transient rates are $1.50 per foot, per day x 4 days minimum.

We expect a large turnout again this year, so make your reservations early to guarantee your spot.

2nd Annual Blue Marlin Invitational
July 11, 12, 13, 14

The prestigious battle for the blues-

If you enjoy the pursuit of big blue marlin, then you'll enjoy this prestigious battle for the blues.
The month of July presents us with some of the best big blue marlin fishing that we see- and that's exactly what this event will focus on. Be prepared to pull the "big stuff" and have lots of fun (all activities take place at South Jersey Marina - Captains' Meeting, Crab Feast, etc., etc.) Naturally there will be great prizes, lucrative calcuttas and super dockside hospitality and entertainment.

This tourney was a lot of fun last year so request an invite early to guarantee your spot! (Only 25 transient spaces are available at South Jersey Marina for this event!)

1996 Viking/Ocean Showdown
July 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

The War Offshore

The 1996 Showdown will bring together these two leading manufacturers for the 7th time to see which one will capture the title of top fishing team of the year. The bragging rights for '95 went to the Viking team, captained by Pat Healey, which edged out Ralph and John Leek's Ocean team to lead the series 4-2. However, the Ocean team had vowed to make 1996 the beginning of a long winning streak.

This bill fish release tourney is made up of Viking and Ocean owners who enjoy friendly competition and lots of fun. Team members will be the guests of their respective manufacturers and are treated to nightly dinners, cocktail parties and other dockside activities- all adding up to four great days of fishing and fun for owners, crew and family alike. The Showdown is open to all Viking and Ocean owners but is limited to 25 boats on each team. If you are interested in being a member of your respective manufacturer's team. If you are interested in being a member of your respective manufacturer's team contact Pat Healey (Viking Yachts at 609-296-6000) or Ralph Leek (Ocean Yachts at 609-965-4616) to reserve your spot.

Mid-Atlantic $500,000
August 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

The Richest Big Game Fishing Tournament in the World

$1,122,500 in prize money was paid out in 1995 which made the Mid-Atlanitic $500,000 the richest fishing tournament in the world for the fourth straight year! Add to that five nights of super food and drink, entertainment, The Billfish Foundation's Mega Marlin raggle, Guy Harvey and other great surprises and you have the best time possible in tournament fishing. The Mid-Atlantic is structured to give participants three fish days out of a possible five, captain's choice, and is fished according to IGFA all-tackle rules. There are no limits on number of lines, types of teasers, etc. , and no boundaries- only those rules necessary to assure fair competition.

If you would like to be a part of this Million Dollar Tournament, you should request an invitation ASAP- slips will be allocated on a first to pay, first to be accommodated basis and space will be limited to a field of 150 boats. To request an invitation contact Bob Glober at 609-884-2400.

1996 Tournament of Champions
September 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

The Champagne Tournament-
Winners of more than 25 selected billfish and tuna tournaments are invited each year to come to Cape May and compete in this prestigious event that decides who will have the honor of being the best of the best for the season. Only the top winners of these selected tournament are extended incitation to take part in this competition which consists of three divisions White Marlin, Blue Marlin and Tuna. The winner of each division will be heralded as the top boat and crew for the year and will receive the coveted gold and silver medallions which symbolize excellence in our sport.

Add to that our great hospitality and entertainment, free-flowing champagne and lots of dockside fun and we're sure you will want to be here for this renowned event.

Good Luck This Season!

"A lot more than just great fishing"

Additional tournaments and dates to be announced.

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