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Montauk Classic Surf Fishing Tournament

Attention all anglers! The 2021 Montauk Classic Bluefish & Striped Bass Surf Fishing Tournament will begin at Noon, Friday, September 24, 2021 and continue until Noon, Sunday, September 26, 2021. Fish must be landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier beginning at the western most tip of Napeague State Park and encompassing all points east.

Paulie’s Tackle in Montauk will be the official weigh in station for the tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the three largest bluefish and the three largest striped bass hooked. There will also be an award for the three largest released striped bass. New York State minimum qualifying weight and size limits will be in effect. Only one prize per person, per species will be awarded.

A drawing for additional raffle prizes will be held at the award ceremony on Sunday at 12:30pm at the lower lot of Montauk Point State Park. You must be present to win.

The entry fee is $20. You can apply in person up until 9:00 am Saturday, September 25, 2020 at Paulie’s Tackle of Montauk or mail in your application by Friday, September 11, 2020 to Montauk Classic, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702. Please make checks or money orders payable to NHT-LI. For an application and/or additional information please call 631-321-3510 weekdays, 9:00AM- 5:00PM. Applications can also be downloaded from the Montauk Point State Park page at www.parks.ny.gov.

The Montauk Classic Surf Fishing Tournament is sponsored by The Natural Heritage Trust, The Fisherman Magazine and New York State Parks-Long Island Region. Corporate contributors include Penn, St. Croix, Tsunami, and Paulie’s Tackle of Montauk.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 78 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs and over $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.parks.ny.gov, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.

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