Star Island Yacht Club Announce Fishing Tournament Schedule For 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Once again, Star Island Yacht Club is bringing back its famous sport fishing tournaments — including an overnight bass fishing event — that promises to offer excitement, as well as cash and prizes. 

This year, Star Island has made some significant improvements to its facility and its tournaments. Star Island has added an overnight bass fishing tournament to the docket and expanded its annual Mako & Thresher Tournament to include Tuna as an additional species and overnight fishing. The marina now has high-speed fuel pumps and the Star Island Grill introduces its newest chef, Tom.

Here are this year’s scheduled tournaments (for event details, please click on the links below): 

● 29th Annual Shark Tournament                                                         June 18-20

● 1st Annual Full Moon Bass Marathon                                      July 31-August 1

● 2nd Annual Fluke Tournament                                                           August 7-8

● 23rd Annual Mako, Thresher & Tuna Tournament                      August 20-22

● 6th Annual Striped Bass Tournament                                           October 10-11

For anglers who would like to get in on the competition but do not own a boat, the Star Island Yacht Club Charter Boat fishing fleet is available for hire for either one day or both days of the tournament. Each of Star Island’s boats can accommodate up to six anglers.

As per Environmental Conservation Law 13-0338, New York State law now requires that all shark tournament participants use non-stainless steel non-offset circle hooks exclusively.

Dockage is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Transient rates for the tournament are $5.50 per foot for up to 59 feet, $6.00 per foot for 60 feet and up. Utilities are $30 for 30-amp and single-cord 50-amp service and $50 for two-cord 50-amp service.

For more information on Star Island Yacht Club, or to register for any of these tournaments, call (631) 668-5052, or visit www.starislandyc.com.