Mako Mania 2016

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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 Recreational Fishing Alliance, Jersey Coast Anglers Association, American Littoral Society, NACO and NJOA.

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:

Mako Mania has long been considered by many to be the premier shark fishing tournament in New Jersey.

This outstanding event will be hosted once again by Manasquan River Club located in Brick . 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 10th, 2016 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 11th & Sunday June 12th, 2016.

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 the Clarks Landing dock around mid-day.

Sportswriters from the NY and NJ metropolitan area are on hand to interview the lucky crews. Our tournament gained national recognition when the current NJ State Mako record was shattered by a whopping 676 pounder caught during our event.

The competition concludes when the proud winners collect their prizes at the Awards Party the following Tuesday evening after the Tournament at location of the Tournament Commmittee choosing. 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.

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Predator II

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