1st Annual South Shore Striper Tournament Coming Up

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 Join the North & South Rivers Watershed Association for a fun weekend of fishing at the 1st Annual South Shore Striper Tournament.

The tourney starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, and catch records can be submitted for eligibility from then until 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 11. A $3,000 cash prize and additional prizes will be awarded to winning anglers in 5 categories. A wrap-up and awards banquet will be held at Roht Marine at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 11, where food will be provided to participants with a cash bar.

Adult and Kayak entries are $65 pre-registration; $70 day of.
Children 12 and under will be $35 pre-registration; $40 day of.

Register online.

The 5 categories include:

Boat Angler, Adult
Boat Angler, 12 and under
Shore Angler, Adult
Shore Angler, 12 and under
Kayak Angler, all ages


There will be 5 categories to register under and receive winnings. No angler can win multiple categories without paying for more than one, and those who register for multiple categories cannot win more than one with the same length fish.

Winning catch will be judged on overall length, and no fish will be manipulated to extend length that would result in damage to the fish.

This is a catch and release tournament, though anglers are not prohibited from landing their catch, and landed fish will still be eligible for winning categories.

Geographic boundaries shall run from eastern point Gloucester, to race point, with a western boundary of the Cape Cod and South Shore landmasses. No fish caught west of the breakwater on the western boundary of the Cape Cod Canal will be eligible, along with the bodies of water west of Cape Cod.

In the event that the difference in length between 2 or more winning fish in one category cannot be discerned by tournament regulation committee, then prize money will be divided equally.

Participants can pick up their tournament packets, or register day of at Belson’s Bait and Tackle located at 50 New Driftway, Scituate, MA on Friday, June 9 after 3:00 pm. Catch records will not be considered eligible before 5:00 pm that evening, or after 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 9.