New Division Added to 42nd Bluewater Tournament
A new division desgned for mid-size, center console boat fisherman will run simultaneously with the traditional Billfish Tournament, the only Offshore World Championship qualifying event in Northeast Florida. The "KDW Division" is for competitors specifically targeting Kingfish, Dolphin and Wahoo.
Unlike the Billfish Division, circle hooks are NOT required. Teams can use lures, natural dead bait and live bait. Additionally, there are no minimum size limits. Of course, fish must meet FWC regulations.
Teams will fish their choice of any two out of three days; May 22nd, 23rd or 24th.
The first 50 boats to register will receive a Battle Wagon Bucket with four tee shirts, featuring customized artwork by renowned marine apparel company, Kluch. All entrants will receive dinner tickets and complimentary drinks tickets for both, the Captain's Meeting on Wednesday, May 21 and the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 24. There will be raffles, a live auction, trophies, music, food and more.
The tournament pays out 100 percent of all entry fees. Teams can also share in a combined Calcutta. Download the entry form at www.nefma.com or pick one up from one of our tournament partners; C & H Lures or Strike Zone Fishing. Captain's meeting, weigh-in and Awards Banquet will be held at the Northeast Florida Marlin Association Clubhouse at Camachee Cove Marina, St Augustine, FL.