The Third Annual Northeast Bluefin Showdown will again be held in Newburyport,
with the location of the Captain’s Meeting and Awards Dinner at the newly
renovated Elks Hall @ 25 Low St, Newburyport. This year, our tournament will
feature three fishing days and three weigh-in locations. The main weigh-in
location will be in Newburyport at the Commercial Pier, with additional weigh-in
locations in Portland, Maine, and Marshfield, Massachusetts. If the recent NOAA
rulings apply to this year, participants will be able to fish three consecutive days
with a three-bag limit per day. Once a final determination is posted by NOAA, we
will provide further guidance. The inclusion of two additional weigh-in locations
will enable more vessels to participate without the need to travel long distances.
It will also broaden the competition from Portland, Maine to Cape Cod.
Newburyport will serve as the hub for our tournament, offering weigh-in facilities,
a leaderboard with real-time updates from all locations, and more. Vessels can
weigh in at any of the three locations, regardless of their homeport.
NEW Charity!! Our mission is to support charities who are making a difference
in people’s lives. Our 2024 charity is The Light Foundation. The Light
Foundation, founded by New England Patriots Hall of Famer and 3X Super Bowl
Champ, Matt Light. Matt spent his entire pro career protecting #12’s blind side
and since retirement, he and wife Susie have dedicated their time and energy to
the betterment of today’s youth. The Light Foundation takes at-risk teens to the
outdoors to not only teach the benefits of being outside but mentors them to
bring leadership skills back to their community for a lifetime. It is truly an amazing
foundation with two decades of making a difference for young people and
communities across the country. In fact, over 450 students from underserved
areas in Massachusetts have participated in leadership conferences. Learn more
at mattlight72.com. We will use donations from our product auctions, raffle
tickets, and our sponsors to raise funds. Join us to fish competitively and raise
funds to help a worthy cause.
The 2024 Northeast Bluefin Showdown will take place on June 26-30 in beautiful,
historic Newburyport. Stay tuned for many
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