Weather Revises Schedule for White Marlin Invitational Tourney

Jul 24, 2018

The 49th Annual Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational Tournament has a schedule change. The event days are now July 25 to 29, Wednesday through Sunday, due to offshore weather conditions.

Wednesday, July 25 (changed from the original Tuesday date) is the time for entrants to register in person at the Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club in Beach Haven. Registration is from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by the captains’ meeting and dinner.

This year, the spectacular sight of the weigh-ins are more of a public attraction. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 26-29, the club is open to the public free of charge, said Dave Ridley, tournament director.

“So, spectators are encouraged to come down to BHMTC to watch weigh-ins between 4:30-8:30 p.m. daily, enjoy an adult beverage at the cash bar, get a bite to eat at the food trucks, buy tournament merchandise, or just bring friends and family down to watch the fish weigh-ins.”

This year a second weigh-station was added, at Hoffman’s Marina in Brielle, to encourage boats in northern New Jersey to participate.

The rest of the week’s revised schedule can be found on the website, TheWMIT.com.

While significant payouts ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 are very much a part of the tournament for catches of white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, and dolphin, there is also a treasure chest payout of up to $23,000, which can be won by any participant – regardless of entering the Calcuttas.

In addition to the traditional Calcuttas, there are new categories for dolphin and wahoo as well as for boats 29 feet and under in size, signaling that the tournament is far from limited to the big sport-fishing boats.

Find complete details at the website, TheWMIT.com, or by calling Dave Ridley at 908-963-5924 or emailing wmit@bhmtc.com.  —M.S.

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