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Famous Bluefish Tournament In Oyster Bay

If hours of fishing followed by a tailgate party with food, raffles, awards and prizes sounds like a perfect day to you, then you’ll want to sign up immediately for the 36th  Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, September 18th and hosted by Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board. The post-tournament tailgate party will take place on the beach at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay.

“The Bluefish Tournament is a great all-day sporting event with wonderful prizes and great camaraderie,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Join us for this fun day of tranquility on the water, the adrenaline rush of feeling that first big tug on your fishing line and the spirit of competition as you try to beat the tournament record and compete for prizes.”

The tournament runs from 4:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is open to anglers of all ages. All contestants must be pre-registered. The entrance fee for the tournament is $40 for Town of Oyster Bay residents and $60 for non-residents. All those who register before September 13th will receive a tournament t-shirt. All contestants will automatically be entered in a special raffle, with great prizes.

In-Person Registration is offered at Causeway Bait and Tackle in Wantagh, Compass Rose Marine Supply in Huntington, Hi-Hook Bait and Tackle in Huntington, Duffy’s Bait and Tackle in Glenwood Landing, and Premiere Oyster Bay Marine Supply in Oyster Bay. The Town of Oyster Bay is also hosting registration from 8:30AM-4:00 PM on 9/17, or it can be mailed to: Town of Oyster Bay Department of Parks Attn: Jackie Devlin Bluefish Tournament 977 Hicksville Road Massapequa, NY 11758.

Along with plaques, winners of 1st through 10th Places will receive gift certificates in the following amounts: 1st Place – $1,000; 2nd Place – $750; 3rd Place – $500; 4th Place – $400; 5th & 6th Places – $300; 7th & 8th Places – $100; 9th & 10th Places – $100. Prizes subject to increase based on registration.  Raffle winners must be present to receive their prizes, which will be presented at the tailgate party scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

The co-sponsors of this year’s Bluefish Tournament include: Mill Max Corporation, Duffy’s Bait and Tackle, Bridge Marina, Compass Rose, Causeways, Coach Meeting House, Cooper Bluff, Hi-Hook Bait and Tackle, Fogo de Chao, Homes by Mara Realty, Frank’s Steaks, Harborside Deli, NY Boat Trade Association, Otto’s Sea Grill Inc., Oyster Bay Marine Center, Oyster Bay Marine Supply, Mario’s Pizza of Oyster Bay, Umberto’s of Oyster Bay, Jericho Cider Mill, TOWBOATU.S., Zorn’s of Bethpage, Sagamore Collision, Seachoice Products and Walls Wharf.

For further information, please contact the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department, Recreation Division, at (516) 797-7945.

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