Register Online for Spring Shootout, Catch & Release (Adult)

The Montauk SurfMaster’s 2018 Spring tournament runs from Friday, May 18th to Saturday, July 7th, 2018. This is a seven week invitation only competition that is open to all current Montauk SurfMaster’s and previous members only.

Please use the form below to register for the Spring Shootout event. Once you submit the form you will be taken to a PayPal page where you can finalize your application and pay your registration fee. Please note that you can use credit cards and do not have to register for a PayPal account to use this method.

*If you signed up for adult division, you are automatically entered into the Catch & Release contest, there is no need to fill out both.

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Adult Application: Rules, Regulations, Bylaws
  1. 1. There will be a $100.00 entry fee to participate in the heaviest fish for adults (18+), all of which goes into the pot for the winners. Open to all present and past members of the Montauk SurfMasters Surfcasting Tournament. In addition, all members entering to compete for the heaviest fish will also be able to participate in the 2018 catch and release division. For those members looking to participate only in the catch & release division, there will be a $25 entry fee, competing for non-cash awards.
  2. 2. Kids and Youth registration (Ages 6-17) is free, non-cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 finishes for heaviest striped bass or bluefish. Additional prizes awarded for C&R entries.
  3. 3. The contest, for the heaviest striped bass (28” min) or bluefish (28” min), will begin Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:01AM and end at 10:00AM on Saturday, July 7th, 2018. All applications must be submitted online or; provided to a committeeman or Paulie’s Tackle no later than 7:00PM Saturday, May 18, 2018.NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ALL MONIES DUE PRIOR TO TOURNAMENT START.
  4. 4. Paulie’s Tackle and West Lake Marina are the official weigh-in stations and will weigh in contenders during business hours only.
    • Note: Please kindly notify a committee member or email
      [email protected] of your weigh-n.
  5. 5. Bait and/or Artificial Lures are allowed. Waders and/or Wetsuits are allowed. One rod per angler and you must hold it (No Dead-Sticking). Contestants must weigh in their own fish, and can only weigh in one fish per day. You must land your own fish.
  6. 6. In the interest of Good Sportsmanship, no boats, prams, rafts, balloons, kites, flippers (No Skishing) allowed.
  7. 7. Fishing boundaries are all areas within the township of East Hampton only.
  8. 8. Open to all present and past members. Any non-members who wish to participate in the contest must provide 2 references below and will be approved by the SurfMasters committee. Committee members for the 2017 Spring Tournament are: Atilla Ozturk 631-680-1670, Bill Jakob 631374-9894 and Mike Coppola 631-213-7278.
  9. 9. Distribution of the cash prize money to the heaviest fish will be as follows: 1st Place 60%; 2nd Place 30%,3rd Place 10%. In the event of a tie for any of the three places, the greater prize and the next lower prize will be joined together, and the total sum will be divided in half.
  10. 10. Full rules for catch & release will be provided prior to tournament start date via email and sent to all participating members. Photo and/or signed affidavit of witness and member will be used to accept entries in division. All rules for C&R are subject to change throughout the tournament.
  11. 11. All winners, including C&R, are subject to lie detector tests at the committee discretion. All decisions of the committee are final. Failure to pass an independent polygraph test will result in loss and termination of winners, are not appealable and no refund of entry fee.
I agree to abide by the rules of the 2018 Montauk SurfMasters “SPRING SHOOTOUT”. I agree to hold harmless Montauk SurfMasters and its committeemen for any injuries or damages.
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