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AUGUST 20-25, 2023

ENTRY FEE $3,000

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AUGUST 20-25, 2023

ENTRY FEE $3,000

MidAtlantic News

Record Setting 32nd MidAtlantic Draws to a Close!
The final fishing day of the 2023 MidAtlantic saw only 11 boats head offshore into a stiff southerly breeze and sporty sea conditions....
Moving Day Comes Early at The MidAtlantic!
Day Four dawned overcast with a light breeze for the 180 boats that headed out today into a light chop. Over the history...
Big Blue Marlin Highlight Day 3
The morning of Day Three of the 2023 MidAtlantic got off to a bumpy start as the sporty conditions from the back end...
Lay Days are Work Days
Overnight a weak cold front spread through the MidAtlantic’s tournament ports of Cape May, New Jersey and Ocean City, Maryland bringing relief from...
$5.76 Million Up for Grabs as Fishing Gets Underway at the 2023 MidAtlantic!
The 2023 MidAtlantic got off to a fast start today as 176 boats gave it a go and found sea conditions very favorable....

2022 Cash Prizes

Common Sense
$201,388
Heaviest
White Marlin
87 lbs.
Boss Hogg
Tournament Record Payout for White Marlin
$1,406,937.60
2nd Heaviest
White Marlin
76 lbs.
Catch 23
$462,318.40
3rd Heaviest
White Marlin
70 lbs.
Pipe Dreamer
Tournament Record Payout for Blue Marlin
$1,180,341.60
Heaviest
Blue Marlin
889 lbs.
Amarula Sun
$494,886.40
2nd Heaviest
Blue Marlin
548 lbs.
Tighten Up
$112,148
3rd Heaviest
Blue Marlin
58 lbs.
Talkin Trash
$403,305
Heaviest
Tuna
253 lbs.
The Right Place
$552,483
2nd Heaviest
Tuna
234 lbs.
Taylor Jean
$159,574
3rd Heaviest
Tuna
216 lbs.
Liquidity
$67,321
Heaviest
Dolphin
45 lbs.
Y-Knot
$51,129
Heaviest
Wahoo
56 lbs.
Viking 80C
$136,988
White Marlin
70 lbs.
Big Oil
$72,864
White Marlin
69 lbs.

2022 Results

2023 Schedule

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM • Late Registration, Calcutta Entries, Welcome Cocktail Party
4:30 PM • Captains’ Meeting
Cape May – Canyon Club Marina | Ocean City, MD – Sunset Marina

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM • Available Fish Day

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM • Available Fish Day

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM • Available Fish Day

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM • Available Fish Day

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM • Available Fish Day
7:30 PM • Dockside Dining, Entertainment and Awards Ceremony

*Weigh-In • 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Canyon Club Marina and Sunset Marina on each Available Fish Day.

Dockside dining and entertainment schedules will be provided in detail in participants Captains’ Packets following the tournament’s Registration and Captains’ Meeting for each port’s hosting facility.

Points & Prizes

HIGH BOAT AWARDS

Custom trophies will be awarded to the winners of the following categories:

MOST POINTS WHITE MARLIN
2nd MOST POINTS WHITE MARLIN
3rd MOST POINTS WHITE MARLIN
MOST POINTS BLUE MARLIN
2nd MOST POINTS BLUE MARLIN
3rd MOST POINTS BLUE MARLIN
MOST POINTS TUNA
2nd MOST POINTS TUNA
3rd MOST POINTS TUNA
MOST POINTS OVERALL*

*Both Marlin and Tuna Points Qualify

POINT SCORING SYSTEM

Awarded to qualifying fish as follows:

White Marlin:  75 points per release | 1 point per pound weighed
Blue Marlin: 150 points per release | 1/4 point per pound weighed
Tuna: 1/2 point per pound weighed

Fish which do not meet the tournament minimums will not be eligible for prizes, regardless of weight. It is the responsibility of the angler to be aware of current Federal and/or State regulations regarding the catching and/or boating of the various species of fish eligible in this tournament. Under no circumstances may a fish not meeting the Federal and/or State minimum size limits, regardless of weight, be boated and/or brought back to the dock. South Jersey Tournaments will not be responsible for any fine or penalty incurred by any angler who boats a fish which does not meet the Federal and/or State size limit requirements or other restrictions.

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Calcuttas

Calcuttas

32nd ANNUAL MEGA MARLIN CALCUTTA
$32,000 ENTRY FEE

Pays out as follows:

HEAVIEST WHITE MARLIN – 32%
2nd HEAVIEST WHITE MARLIN – 18%
HEAVIEST BLUE MARLIN – 32%
2nd HEAVIEST BLUE MARLIN – 18%

To Benefit Offshore Fishing Charities

In the event that...

  • Less than two qualifying fish are taken in any category, the unwon prize money will be proportionally divided among the winners in that category.
  • No qualifying fish is taken in any category, the unwon prize money will be equally divided among the winners of the other categories.
  • No qualifying fish are caught, the unwon prize money will be refunded.

The Overall Calcuttas

Jupiter 50′ AND UNDER OVERALL CALCUTTA
$2,000 ENTRY FEE

Think the bigger boats have an advantage? To enter the 50′ and Under Calcutta, boats must be 50′ or less in length according to the given boat’s model name. IE: A Viking 50 Convertible will be considered a 50′ even though its LOA is 50′ 6″.

UNITED RENTALS HOME PORT OVERALL CALCUTTA
$4,000 ENTRY FEE
MIDATLANTIC OVERALL CALCUTTA
$3,000 ENTRY FEE
IN DEEP OVERALL CALCUTTA
$6,000 ENTRY FEE

Each of these four Overall Calcuttas will pay out as follows:

HEAVIEST WHITE MARLIN – 20%
2nd HEAVIEST WHITE MARLIN – 10%
3rd HEAVIEST WHITE MARLIN – 5%
HEAVIEST BLUE MARLIN – 15%
2nd HEAVIEST BLUE MARLIN – 10%
3rd HEAVIEST BLUE MARLIN – 5%
HEAVIEST TUNA – 15%
2nd HEAVIEST TUNA – 10%
3rd HEAVIEST TUNA – 5%
HEAVIEST DOLPHIN – 2.5%
HEAVIEST WAHOO – 2.5%

In the event that…

  • Less than three qualifying fish are taken in any Overall Calcutta category, the unwon prize money will be proportionally divided among the winners in that category.
  • No qualifying white marlin is taken, the unwon prize money will be equally divided among the winners of the blue marlin category.
  • No qualifying blue marlin is taken, the unwon prize money will be equally divided among the winners in the white marlin category.
  • No qualifying white or blue marlin is taken, the unwon prize money will be equally divided among the winners in the tuna category.
  • No qualifying tuna is taken, the unwon prize money will be equally divided among the winners in the marlin categories.

In addition, in the 50’ and Under, Homeport and MidAtlantic Calcuttas…

  • If no qualifying billfish or tuna is taken, the unwon prize money will be equally divided among the Dolphin and Wahoo categories.
  • If no Dolphin is taken the unwon prize money will be go to the Heaviest Wahoo and vice versa.
  • If no Dolphin or Wahoo are taken, the unwon prize money will go to heaviest tuna.
ATLANTIC TACKLE / SaltLife BILLFISH POINTS CALCUTTA
$1,000 ENTRY FEE

(For Billfish Points only) Port specific.

MOST POINTS – 50%
2nd MOST POINTS – 30%
3rd MOST POINTS – 20%

In the event that…

  • Of a tie, the winner shall be the boat first reaching the winning point accumulation in that port.
  • That a category is not won, the onwon prize money will be equally divided among the other winners in that port.

The Pro Jackpots

Heaviest fish in each category takes all!

ROFF’S WHITE MARLIN PRO JACKPOT
$5,000 ENTRY FEE
Blue Marlin Pro Jackpot
$3,000 ENTRY FEE
Tuna Pro Jackpot
$3,000 ENTRY FEE

In the event that…

  • No qualifying fish is taken in a Pro Jackpot Calcutta, the unwon prize money will be rolled over and added to the prize money for that Calcutta in the following year. To compete for the following year’s prize, teams will be required to pay to reenter the Calcutta.
HANK SAUCE TUNA, DOLPHIN AND WAHOO CALCUTTA
$2,500 ENTRY FEE

Pays out as follows:

HEAVIEST TUNA – 25%
2nd HEAVIEST TUNA – 15%
3rd HEAVIEST TUNA – 10%
HEAVIEST DOLPHIN – 13%
2nd HEAVIEST DOLPHIN – 8%
3rd HEAVIEST DOLPHIN – 4%
HEAVIEST WAHOO – 13%
2nd HEAVIEST WAHOO – 8%
3rd HEAVIEST WAHOO – 4%

In the event that…

  • Less than three (3) qualifying fish are taken in any category, the unwon prize money will be proportionally divided among the winners in that category.
  • No qualifying fish is taken in any category, the unwon prize money will be equally divided among the winners of the other categories.
CHRISTI INSURANCE ON THE BOARD REWARD
$3,000 ENTRY FEE

This Calcutta pays out each time you have a fish on the scoreboard in the following categories at the official close of each day’s weigh-in.

HEAVIEST WHITE MARLIN, 2nd and 3rd
HEAVIEST BLUE MARLIN, 2nd and 3rd
HEAVIEST TUNA, 2nd and 3rd

The total purse will be divided by five (5 days). Each day’s purse will be split evenly among those winning for that day. If there are no winners for a particular day, the un-won prize money will be split evenly among the purses of the remaining days. In the event that there are no winners on the last day (Friday), the un-won prize money will be evenly split among the previous 4 day’s winners. If there are no winners for the entire week, the money will be refunded.

IMPORTANT

Size minimums to win cash in The MidAtlantic are as follows:
WHITE MARLIN – 65 pounds AND 69 inches
BLUE MARLIN – 400 pounds AND 102 inches
TUNA – 50 pounds

Eligible species: Yellowfin (Allison), Big Eye, and Albacore (Longfin).

DOLPHIN, WAHOO – 20 pounds

These limits apply to the lower jaw-fork length (tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the tail) of the fish. A billfish under the minimum size must be released by cutting the line near the hook without removing the fish from the water.

Under no circumstances may a fish not meeting the Federal and/or State minimum size limits, regardless of weight, be boated and/or brought back to the dock.

South Jersey Tournaments will not be responsible for any fine or penalty incurred by any angler who boats a billfish or tuna which does not meet the Federal and/or State size limit requirements or other restrictions. It is the responsibility of the angler to be aware of current Federal and/or State regulations regarding the catching and/or boating of the various species of fish eligible in this tournament. Fish which do not meet the Federal and/or State size limit requirements will not be eligible for prizes, regardless of weight.

Prize money will be paid to official registrant or their designees.

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