All Boats registered by 6/6/19 receive a Complimentary Bottle of Kraken Rum with their Boat Name engraved on the bottle.
The 18th Annual BTB Mako Rodeo will be held June 14 & 15, 2019 at the Brielle Yacht Club
$600 entry fee – winner take all largest Mako
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Mako and Thresher
$100 First Mako
$200 Bluefin Tuna
$500 Mako Magic Jackpot
THE BTB MAKO RODEO POINTS AWARD
10 points for any Mako, Tiger, Great White, Hammerhead or Porbeagle released
5 points for any Thresher released
2 points for any Blue, Brown, or other species released
**We will be working with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Cooperative Shark Tagging Program (CSTP). This is a collaborative effort between recreational anglers, the commercial fishing industry, and NMFS to study the life history of Atlantic Sharks. Tags and information on how you can be part of the program will be available at our Captains Meeting.
For more information, please visit: http://nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/Narragansett/sharks/tagging.html
Tournament Dates: June 14-15, 2019
Prizes: Awarded at the After Party Pig and Parrot (formerly the Sandbar)
June 15th - 3pm - ?
$600 Entry Fee Per Boat
Click on Payment link below to pay your $600 entry fee now
Rules and Regulations
1. At least one representative must attend the Captain's Meeting (Friday. June 14th at 4:30 PM – 6:00PM at the Brielle Yacht Club or 26954.1 43498.0) to register and receive pertinent tournament information.
2. All boats must return tournament entry card at weigh in.
3. Boat may leave at conclusion of Captain's meeting but final weigh-in will be on Saturday, June 15th at 6:00PM. The scale will in Brielle, NJ and will be designated at the Captain’s meeting June 14th.
4. Check-out anytime after Captain's meeting adjourns.
5. All boats must finish via the Manasquan Inlet to qualify for prizes. All boats must be visible from Hoffman’s Marina East prior to 6:00PM on June 15th, 2019 in order to weigh-in eligible Makos. NO EXCUSES.
6. All boats must be HMS permit holders with a shark endorsement, which requires completion of an online shark identification and fishing regulation training course, plus additional recreational fisheries outreach. - https://hmspermits.noaa.gov/ This changes requires the use of non-offset, non-stainless steel circle hooks
7. VHF, Channel 69 will be used for all tournament related communications. Please keep it clear. Channel 70 will be utilized as a first alternate.
8. This is a MAKO (and Thresher, see # 21 below) ONLY tournament; 200lb minimum to qualify for ANY prizes. It is requested that all other sharks be tagged and released. This is a tournament about big fish and conservation.
9. Mako qualifying size limits will be governed by Federal Law; fork length (NOT curved fork length) 83"and over for females and 71” and over for males. Qualifying Makos will be judged by weight only. If they do not meet Federal Requirements they are disqualified
10. All sharks must be caught using rod and reel; CIRCLE HOOKS, 130 class maximum.
11. All boats must report any mako caught to a Committee Boat via VHF channel 69, immediately after the shark has been landed.
12. Boats shall not fish within a half a mile of another boat. While underway, please try to avoid established chum slicks.
13. All boats fish at their own risk. The captain and crew are solely responsible for deciding whether to fish or not. The captain and crew are solely responsible for all actions and decisions made on their boat during the course of the tournament. The captain and crew are solely responsible for all personal injuries and property damage that occurs on board. Neither the tournament, the Tournament Committee, nor any agent or representative of the Tournament Committee (collectively, the "Tournament Committee") is responsible for the negligent, reckless, intentional or other conduct of the captain, crew or guest of any boat or any other participant in the tournament and the Tournament Committee cannot be held liable for any personal injury or property damage on board any tournament boat. Further, the undersigned hereby releases and discharges the Tournament Committee, The Brett T. Bailey Foundation, its officers and members and Hoffman’s Marina from all causes of action, damages and/or demands, in law or equity, which the undersigned ever had, now have, or hereafter can, shall or may have by reason of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever with respect to the tournament from the beginning of the world.
14. Any boat assisting a disabled vessel must report the circumstances to a Committee Boat, via channel 69, although the Tournament Committee shall have no responsibility of any kind or nature with respect to such disabled vessel.
15. Positively no transferring of sharks between vessels.
16. All sharks shall be weighed in their natural state. No jaws wired.
17. The Tournament Committee has the right to retain all eligible Makos for inspection by a Tournament Officer and/or a marine biologist.
18. The Tournament may be canceled by the Tournament Committee.
19. You may leave from any inlet but must return to Manasquan Inlet and weigh in at the designated scale by 6pm on June 15th.
20. All Tournament Committee decisions are final. In case of a tie the prize money will be split equally.
21. In the event no qualifying makos are weighed in, the prize money will then go to the largest Thresher shark over 200lbs. If no makos or threshers qualify, the winners will be picked randomly out of a hat.
22. All winners must submit their social security number before prizes are awarded.
23. All contestants must read these Tournament Rules and Regulations and agree to abide by them. All Federal and State Fishing Regulations, rules, statutes and other laws apply to this tournament and its participants. If a boat, its captain or any member of its crew violates any federal or state statute, regulation, rule or law or any of these Tournament Rules and Regulations, the violating boat, including the captain and crew of that boat, will be automatically disqualified from the Tournament and will be deemed to have forfeited any entitlement to awards, prizes or calcuttas relating to the tournament.
24. Maximum 6 anglers per boat. Maximum of 6 lines fished at any one time.
25. All participating boats must possess and may be asked to show proof of an NMFS Angling, General or Charter Headboat HMS Permit, which allows you to recreationally fish for and/or retain any regulated Atlantic HMS (including sharks). All fishing must take place 3+ miles offshore and within 125 miles of the Manasquan Inlet sea buoy. . In order to be eligible for tournament awards, prizes and calcuttas, fish must be caught in compliance with all Tournament Rules and Regulations, including all applicable federal and state statutes, rules, regulations and laws and all state and federal size land possession limits (all of which are incorporated by reference into the Tournament Rules and Regulations). Any boat that violates a Tournament Rule or Regulation, including the federal and state statutes, rules, regulations and laws and state and federal size land possession limits incorporated into those Rules and Regulations, shall be disqualified from the tournament and not entitled to receive any tournament awards, prizes or calcuttas.
I AM THE OWNER/OPERATOR OF THE FISHING VESSEL IDENTIFIED HEREIN, AND I SPECIALLY CONFIRM TO THE BRETT T. BAILEY FOUNDATION AND THE LATTER'S INSURANCE CARRIER, THAT I HAVE PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY INSURANCE COVERAGE ON THE VESSEL IDENTIFIED HEREIN, AND THAT I SHALL PROVIDE THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THAT INSURANCE CARRIER, AS WELL AS MY POLICY NUMBER, TO THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE UPON ITS REQUEST.
(At Captain's meeting or day of the tournament)