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Greater Point Pleasant Charter Boat Association
The Greater Point Pleasant Charter Boat Association was formed in 1981 to:
Support charter and recreational sport fishing thru collaborative information sharing, safety and the promotion of marine conservation.
Assume the guardian role for artificial reefs and support expansion that benefits recreational rod and reel anglers.
Encourage and support groups and governmental officials engaged in the conservation of ocean life and the enhancement of recreational sport fishing.
Foster and cultivate youth and underprivileged participation in fishing.
Sponsor and support competitive college students pursuing a career in a marine related profession.
With these goals in mind, the GPPCBA donates a portion of our tournament revenues to organizations such as the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance, Jersey Coast Anglers Association, American Littoral Society, National Association of Charterboat Operators and Save the Summer Flounder Foundation Fund.
Our membership also donates their expertise and vessel use, to introduce under-privileged kids and special interest groups to the experience and joys of fishing.
Lastly, over the past ten years, most of the tournament proceeds have gone toward building artificial reefs outside the Manasquan Inlet.
Mako Mania has long been considered by many to be the premier shark fishing tournament in New Jersey.
This outstanding event will be hosted by Southside Marina located in Point Pleasant Beach. Our tournament attracts over 1,500 fishermen from New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, lower New York State and other surrounding states.
The festivities begin on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 with our Captains Meeting. Besides announcing contest rules and thanking sponsors, door prizes are picked at random and presented to most of our contestants. Fishing days commence on Saturday June 24th & Sunday June 25th, 2017.
Saturday and Sunday is time for tournament fishing, which starts with a 5:30AM check-out. The two contest days are fun-filled and action packed with 26 hours of serious shark fishing taking place! Contending weigh-ins usually begin showing up at the Captain Bill’s Landing dock around 4:00 PM.
The competition concludes when the proud winners collect their prizes at the Awards Party the following Thursday evening after the Tournament at the River Rock Restaurant and Marina. The entire weekend is not only for the fisherman but the families, friends and hundreds of spectators that line the docks to view the catches.