In what organizers hope to one day refer to as the “Bass River Classic,” cash prizes totaling over $2,000 were awarded to the top three boats in the contest ($1,000, $750 and $250) based on combined weight of the heaviest two summer flounder! We are also excited to announce that RFA and Yamaha Marine Group will be giving away $1,000 to the boat that lands the heaviest summer flounder during the one-day tournament. To qualify for this prize, the captain or individual registered in the tournament must be an active RFA member prior to the start of fishing.
Download the rules and registration form by clicking HERE! Completed forms along with payment can be mailed to the RFA at PO Box 3080, New Gretna, NJ 08224 or dropped off at the participating locations listed below. Register before May 21 and receive a $25 early registration discount.
Boat entry includes one t-shirt, wrist bands for the crew and of course the tourney entry. Tournament payout is based on boat’s heaviest two fish, with various calcuttas increasing the opportunities to win.
All anglers under 12 weighing in a summer flounder were also presented with a certificate of excellence. All tournament proceeds from the event help support the Recreational Fishing Alliance and the Tuckerton Seaport & Museum. Boundary lines for the 2016 Bass River Classic extend from Absecon Inlet (south) to Barnegat Inlet (north).
Thanks to tournament sponsors including Scott’s Bait & Tackle in Mystic Island, Viking Yachting Center in New Gretna, Absecon Bay Sportsman Center in Absecon, Allen’s Dock in New Gretna and Chestnut Neck Boat Yard in Port Republic, along with Lamiglas, The Fisherman Magazine, Sea-Tow, Gulp, S&S Bucktails, Doyle’s Pour House, Tuckerton Car Wash, Barnegat Light Fiberglass, Amon Construction, John & Sonia’s Luncheonette, Munro’s Marina, Bimini Bay Outfitters, Tsunami, Allen’s Clam Bar and the Boat Shop of Manahawkin. A special thanks goes to Yamaha Marine Group for offering the RFA/Yamaha incentive prize.
For additional details, call the RFA at 888-564-6732. You can also find us on Facebook or visit Breezes on the Bass River, Chestnut Neck Boat Yard in Port Republic, Scott’s Bait and Tackle in Mystic Island, Allen’s Dock in New Gretna, the Boat Shop in Manahawkin, Absecon Bay Sportsman Center, Munro’s Marina in Mystic Island or Viking Yachting Center on Route 9 in New Gretna.