2016 Hyannis Tuna Fest - June 23-25
Castafari will be presenting the Sixth Annual 2016 Hyannis Tuna Fest hosted at Hyannis Marina and Trader Ed's Restaurant June 23 - 25. We have once again sweetened the prize pot for this year's event. In addition to a cash pay-out prize for most points, there will also be an additional $10,000 biggest fish prize, the Kevin Glynn Trophy, awarded to the vessel catching the heaviest weighed fish. This prize will also include a new Simrad Chart Plotter. $25,000 will be given away based on 50 boats.
There will also be a new stipulation for 2016. All fish 60 inches or greater in length will count as 150 points. Fish measuring under 60 inches will count as 50 points. All tournament vessels will be given a custom tournament measuring device at registration on Thursday June 18th. Tournament caught fish being counted for 150 points will need to be measured with this device, and the measuring process video documented.
We're very excited to welcome back Contender Boats as our title sponsor, as well as all of our other supporting sponsors who help make this event happen. We will be offering an EARLY REGISTRATION INCENTIVE to all entries on or before May 15th...don't wait to register! For hundreds of pics and updated info about past Hyannis Tunafest events(including bikini contest), please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hyannistunafest.
The 2016 Hyannis Tuna Fest will also be working in conjunction with ONE MISSION which is a public charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families. So far Tuna Fest has raised $27,000 for One Mission. This year we will also be hosting a live auction for the foundation during the awards ceremony, and One Mission will be setting up at the event.
The 2016 Tuna Fest will offer a $25,000 in cash prizes (based on 50 boats), Simrad Electronics award, premium tackle prizes, top quality captains bags, big money calcuttas, ongoing live entertainment, Miss 2016 Tuna Fest bikini contest, lobster and steak dinners, 18 marine industry vendor booths, and some of the best big game bluefin tuna fishing in the world! The early season was strategically chosen for this event as it is a highly productive time for Cape Cod bluefin tuna fishing. Whatís also nice about this early season bluefin fishery is that itís very close to shore...sometimes within a mile off the beach! Tuna Fest offers an exciting format of rules which allows for many different fishing strategies. Please check the Schedule, Prizes, and Rules pages for more information.
Castafari will be working around the clock to align Tuna Fest with reputable industry sponsors who will be setting up booths, donating prizes, and contributing to the premium tournament captainís bags provided to each registered vessel. Participants can expect:
- Miss Hyannis Tuna Fest Bikini Contest
- Discounted rates on fuel for all tournament vessels!
- Quality served meals Thursday and Saturday
- Marine industry representatives and displays
- Live musical entertainment
- 100,000+ in CASH PRIZES paid out in event
- Spacious tournament lighted tent
- Outdoor pool/tiki bar at Trader Eds
- High spectacle weigh station
- Organized rules and regulations
- Publicly posted calcutta board
- Strictly enforced sportsmanship
- Onsite marine store
- Quality slip accommodations
- Tackle delivery service
- On-site fuel (gas or diesel)
- Hospitable tournament staff 24/7
- Hyannis Weigh station sponsored by Powderhorn Tackle and Hyannis Anglers Club
All boats entering Tuna Fest 2015 must first register for the event before becoming eligible for dockage. If you are interested in a slip, it is in your best interest to register for the tournament as soon as possible. Please check out our registration page for more information.