About This Event

South Jersey Yacht Sales presents the Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club 44th annual Offshore Open from August 24th through August 31st, 2024. The captain’s meeting will be held at Crystal Point Safe Harbor Marina, on Friday August 23rd, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.  Entrants can sign up via our app in advance, or at the captain’s meeting. Weigh-ins are nightly at Brielle Yacht Club in Brielle.

The tournament provides anglers with the unique opportunity to fish two separate days or one overnighter during the week. The tournament offers Calcuttas for every eligible specie, with cash awards for each species. The winner-take-all category returns, as does the tuna stringer category for the heaviest combination of 2 tuna (no bigeye), with first and second places.  In addition, we have added a new tuna string category which does include bigeye this year!  These stringer formats provide tremendous action at the scales. We also have a two place Mahi stringer Calcutta. There are also several Calcutta’s available for the 35’ and under class of vessels, including a new Mahi category. Last year’s tournament paid nearly $220,000 to the winners and raised funds for fishing and conservation related charities.

The base entry fee is still $500, discounted to $400 for early entrants. The tournament rules can be found at www.MRMTC.com/offshoreopen. Entrants may sign up at the captain’s meeting and awards will be paid within two weeks after the club receives a W9 from each winner. Any questions can be e-mailed to offshoreopen@mrmtc.com.

The event started in 1980 with a handful of boats competing for cash awards for marlin and tuna. Over the years the tournament has grown with the help of our sponsors to hosting over 70 entrants and is the Manasquan Inlet’s premier offshore angling tournament. The captain’s meeting is open to the entrants and their crews with food and beverages served.

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August 23 - August 31, 2024