Monster Shark Tournament
July 18th – 21th, 2019
The Monster Shark Tournament is a not for profit event dedicated to promoting, the science and education required to maintain the balance and perpetual sustainability of our marine fisheries, as well as, to protect fishermen against any further infringements of our rights to fish.
Proceeds from our past events have been donated to organizations including:
- The Steve James Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Dr. Greg Skomal, and the Massachusetts Shark Research Program
- The Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association
- The School for Marine Science & Technology
- The Recreation Fishing Alliance
Calendar of Events:
Thursday July 18th:
- MST Captain’s Meeting, begins at 4pm at Off the Hook Bar & Grill, at West Island Marina. Your crew can register for the tournament at the meeting, and can also enter Calcutta added entry division categories for even bigger cash payouts. Tournament rules will be discussed at the meeting and Capt’s Buckets will be given out.
Friday July 19th:
- Fishing Begins at 6am, no lines, bait or chum may be in the water before this time. -There is no “lines out” time for Friday.
- The 2019 MST Weigh Station will be located at West Island Marina, in Fairhaven, MA., and will be open from 4pm-8pm Friday afternoon. The public is encouraged to attend the family friendly atmosphere of the weigh-ins, so bring the kiddos down for an unforgettable and educational afternoon learning about these amazing pelagic species.
Saturday July 20th:
- Fishing concludes at 2pm.
- Weigh Station hours for Saturday will be from 2pm-5:30pm.
- The MST Awards Banquet begins at 6:30pm under the tent at West Island Marina. The 2019 MST champion will be crowned, and other annual prizes will be awarded. This year’s raffles will be amazing as always, with tables overflowing with fantastic gear and other impressive loot. Meanwhile the band Whiskey Affair will rock the night once again, as the MST gets our groove on Saturday night. For those that do not wish to fish but still want to join the party, additional banquet tickets can be purchased for $75.00 each at the Capt’s Meeting or at sharksfundfishing.com
Sunday July 21st:
- The event concludes with the MST Farewell Bloody Mary / Spiked Coffee Party beginning at 10am.