Sam’s Star Island Yacht Club and Marina Annual Shark Tournament

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we regret to inform you that Sam’s Star Island’s 33rd Annual Shark Tournament has been canceled. The well-being of the SSIYC family and guests is of our utmost concern. We feel this is the responsible thing to do in response to the safety guidelines that have been recommended by the CDC and State and Federal Authorities. We hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy.

2021 Dates TBA

Entry Fee $1,250.00 Per Boat

Over $500K in cash and prizes awarded in 2018!

There are 12 tournament prizes, including $30,000 for the Heaviest Qualifying Shark of the Tournament; $5,000 each day for the Heaviest Qualifying Shark of the day; $5,000 for the Heaviest Qualifying Mako; $3,500 for the Heaviest Qualifying “Other” category Shark which includes Thresher, Hammerhead, and Tiger Shark; and $2,500 for the Heaviest Qualifying Blue Shark of the tournament. In addition, there are seven Calcuttas ranging from $200 to $20,000 each.

For those anglers who wish to get in on the action but do not own a boat, Sam’s Star Island Yacht Club is home to Montauk’s finest and most accomplished Charter Captains. These boats can accommodate up to six anglers and can be chartered for ONE or BOTH days of the tournament.

In addition to this outstanding competition, all anglers can contribute to the study of the shark by tagging and releasing sharks that do not meet strict weight requirements. In 2018, over 250 sharks were released back to the ocean. Of the sharks that were weighed in, over 750 lbs. of edible shark meat was donated to the Long Island Council of Churches’ food pantry to help feed those in need!


Heaviest Shark Tournament $30,000
Heaviest Shark Day 1 $5,000
Heaviest Shark Day 2 $5,000

Heaviest Mako $5,000
2nd Heaviest Mako $2,500
3rd Heaviest Mako $1,500
Heaviest Blue Shark $2,500
2nd Heaviest Blue $1,500
3rd Heaviest Blue $1,000
Heaviest Other Species $3,500
2nd Place Heaviest Other $1,500
3rd Place Heaviest Other $1,000
Total $60,000


Transient rates for this tournament are available upon request. For transient dockage, please check the appropriate box on the entry blank and mail payment to reserve your slip reservation. Dockage is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dockage for the tournament is a three-night minimum stay.


For Reservations Call (631) 668-5052

ATTENTION: As per Environmental Conservation Law 50 CFR 635.21(f), federal law now requires that all anglers fishing for sharks use non-offset, corrodible circle hooks, except when fishing with flies or artificial lures.

Thank You to Our Annual Shark Tournament Sponsors:

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Marine Supplies

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Kellogg Marine
-Jim Wickey

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