Sat, May 07

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Matheson Hammock Park & Marina

13th Annual Fishing Tournament

Register your boat, sponsor the event and get ready for fun! Anyone is welcome to register a boat, sponsor the event and join us the Hook & Dock Party whether you're a SJN parish member, school member or not. Let's go fish and have fun!

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13th Annual Fishing Tournament

Time & Location

May 07, 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Matheson Hammock Park & Marina, 9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156, USA

About the event

Register your boat, sponsor the event and get ready for fun!

Anyone is welcome to register a boat, sponsor the event and join us at the Hook & Dock Party whether you're an SJN parish member, school member, or not.

Let's go fish and have fun!

Rules and Regulations

Entry Fee

  • Tournament fee – $350.00 PER BOAT (include promotional items*) *** $400 for entries after April 20th, 2022
  • Additional $40 for guests 21 and over (allows guests to eat and drink at weigh-in ceremony).
  • Additional $10 fee for guests under 21 years.

ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Every Boat Entry will receive *

  • 4 long sleeve shirts
  • 4 wrist bands to the Hook, Dock, & Rock Party
  • 1 bucket full of promotional items
  • 4 entries to the Captain’s Meeting (one team member must be present at the Captain’s meeting)to receive a bucket, and shirts and hear tournament updates sign & acknowledge Rules & Regulations.

Registration

  • All entries must be received by 9 PM Wed, April 27th, 2022 to be eligible for the tournament.** late entry will not entitle the boat to a captain’s bucket with shirts

Eligible Participants

  • All SJN School parents, parishioners, and friends.

Eligible Fish

  • Dolphin, Wahoo, Kingfish, and/or Tuna (Yellowfin, Bluefin, Blackfin)

Fishing Hours

  • Departure is flexible and may depart at any time from marina Matheson Hammock Park & Marina on Saturday, May 7th, 2022. Fish weigh-in will be at Matheson Hammock Park & Marina from 2 pm to 4 pm. Any boat not docked at Matheson Hammock Park & Marina by 4 pm will not be eligible for the prize.

Official Weigh Station

  • Matheson Hammock Park & Marina is the official weigh station. All fish must be brought to the weigh station in the boat in which they were caught. All fish presented for weigh-in must be legal size, fresh, whole & unmutilated condition. Tails will be cut after being weighed by the judge. The Weigh-in judges’ decision is final. In case of a tie, first in will be deemed the winner.

Bait

  • No restrictions (live bait is acceptable).

Tackle

  • All fish must be caught on rod and reel. Wire lines are permitted. No electric fishing reels.

Anglers Per Boat

  • The entry fee covers 4 anglers per boat. Limit on boat guests, up to Captain’s discretion and safety regulations.

Charters

  • Charters and Chartered boats will be considered a separate category. It will only be considered for prize money if there are 3 or more charters signed up. Prizes will be awarded in the charter category as followed:
  1. First $200,
  2. Second $150
  3. Third $100
  • Should there be fewer than 3 in this category, teams are eligible to fish but not eligible for prize money or Calcutta money.

Weather

  • This is a captain’s choice tournament and as such all captains and team members are advised to monitor all weather conditions and should proceed based on if they deem their craft sea-worthy. Captains should put the safety of their team as a priority. In the event of unsafe boating conditions, the tournament committee may choose to reschedule the fishing and weighing-in (only) for a later date.

Awards

Total weight of 3 heaviest fish per boat, any combination.

  1. First Prize: 20% of purse ($2000 cap)
  2. Second Prize: 10% of purse ($1000 cap)
  3. Third Prize: 5% of purse ($500 cap)

Miscellaneous. Prize money depends on the number of boats entered. A captain or representative must be present at the time of presentation to win the award.

Communications

VHF Channel 72 should be monitored (can be changed at Captain’s meeting).

*****All participants acknowledge and accept that some of the activities in this fishing tournament can be risky or dangerous activities. All participants in this fishing tournament understand that the activities undertaken at the fishing tournament are undertaken entirely at their own risk. All participants agree that they will not hold SJN School or SJN Church liable or responsible for any injury, loss, or damage that occurs at or as a result of the fishing tournament. All participants acknowledge that the organizers of this fishing tournament, SJN School and SJN Church DO NOT direct, control, supervise, or monitor the fishing activity on each individual vessel. All participants accept that the organizers, SJN School and SJN Church are in no way liable or responsible for how the specific fishing activities on each vessel are conducted. Children on boats are not allowed. By signing this form or participating in the tournament you acknowledge and accept these rules********