2024 Registration

Event Date:

June 26, 2024

Event Time:

12:00 pm

Event Location:

Newburyport Elks Lodge

The Northeast Bluefin Showdown Tournament will take place June 26-30 2024. All entrants must be properly licensed to fish in accordance with the  state the fish will be landed and sold in (MA & ME) as well as federal requirements, under the general category rules.

This year the Northeast Bluefin Showdown will take place in Newburyport, MA. Dinners and Ceremonies will be at the Newburyport Elks Lodge
There will be 3 weigh-in locations; Newburyport, Portland, Marshfield

TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE: Early registration is $1500 until March 31st.  Paid applications taken in order received, application not transferable or refundable.

Tournament Format is Heaviest Commercial Bluefin Tuna measuring greater than 73″CFL Field dressed with all innards remoed, one gill plate removed and ALL gills removed,
Other categories will include: daily heaviest fish and aggregate weight.
The daily bag limit and RFD’s will be set by NOAA and we will adjust as needed.
By entering this tournament you agree to the the following terms and conditons: Waiver of Damages and Photo Release:

In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Northeast Bluefin Showdown Tuna Tournament, I, for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs and assigns do hereby waive any claims of damage, demand, officers, employees, and agents arising out of my participation in this event, whether arising from a negligent act, failure to act or from any cause whatsoever. I assume the risk of all dangerous conditions inherent and foreseeable in participating in the tournament and waive any and all specific notice of the existence of such conditions.

For valuable consideration received, I hereby grant to the Northeast Bluefin Showdown Tuna Tournament the unrestricted permission in respect of pictures taken of me in which I may be included with others, to use re-use, publish, and republish the same in whole or part, and for any illustration, promotion, advertising, or any other purpose whatsoever and to use my name in connection therewith if chosen.

As Captain of my vessel I agree to indemnify Northeast  Bluefin Showdown Tuna Tournament and to hold it harmless from any claims asserted by passenger and/or crew of my vessel.

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