September 29 - October 5
Castafari is proud to announce the 1st Annual 2019 Cape Cod Octunafest. The 9th Annual Hyannis Tunafest and Battle Of The Bay are joining forces to create a northeast bluefin tuna showdown right in the heart of the fall tuna season! The 2019 Octunafest will be hosted at Hyannis Marina and Trader Ed's Restaurant September 29th - October 5th. This event will offer 2 separate weigh stations, one in Plymouth and one in Hyannis. This will allow fishermen to access fishing grounds from east of Gloucester to south Cape Cod. There will also be 2 separate fishing divisions in this event, an ALL Tackle and a Spinning Tackle Only division. Octunafest will offer cash/tackle prizes for both divisions. There will also be an added Battle Of The Bay trophy/prize/calcuttas for the most cumulative weight in Plymouth weigh in. See our Prizes page for more info.
Fishermen will be allowed to choose and declare 2 out of 5 potential fishing days with 3 non fish days. Fish days will be October 1st - 5th. (Tuesday - Saturday) Tournament boats will be allowed to fish during their non fish days. This week long format helps to remove any and all risk related to weather and fishery regulations. See our Rules page for more detailed info.
The 2019 Octunafest Registration Party and Awards Ceremony will be held under the main tournament tent in Hyannis. The tournament captains meeting will be broadcasted live on the event's Facebook Page for any crew members unable to attend the registration party on Sunday September 29th. Tournament participants will be able to text in questions in real time and questions will be answered in the captains meeting. Please see the Schedule page for more scheduling info.
We're very excited to welcome back Contender Boats as our title sponsor. We are also excited to welcome Tracy Cars as our event's platinum level Automotive Sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Damon Sacco at email@example.com for more information.
We will be offering an EARLY REGISTRATION INCENTIVE...don't wait to register! There is no reason whatsoever to wait to register if you are interested in fishing this event. The dates have been strategically chosen to remove any uncertainty with quota or with weather.
Cape Cod Octunafest is proud to be working in conjunction with ONE MISSION which is a public charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families. Tunafest has raised over $80,000 for the One Mission Foundation, and we're very grateful for everyone's generosity and participation.
Castafari will be working around the clock to align Octunafest with reputable industry sponsors who will be setting up booths, donating prizes, and contributing to the premium tournament captain's bags provided to each registered vessel. Participants can expect:
- Discounted rates on fuel for all tournament vessels!
- Pigroast BBQ and Lobster Boil Dinners
- Top quality captains bags
- Onsite marine industry vendors and displays
- Live musical entertainment
- 100,000+ in CASH PRIZES paid out in event
- Spacious tournament lighted heated tent
- Outdoor pool/tiki bar at Trader Eds
- 2 high spectacle weigh stations
- Live weigh station online streams
- Publicly posted calcutta board
- Strictly enforced sportsmanship
- On-site marine stores at both marinas
- Quality slip accommodations in Hyannis & Plymouth
- Tackle delivery service
- On-site fuel at both marinas(gas or diesel)
- Onsite restaurants at both weigh in locations
All boats entering Octunafest 2019 must first register for the event before becoming eligible for dockage. If you are interested in a slip in either Hyannis or Plymouth, it is in important to register for the tournament as soon as possible as tournament boats will be given first priority. Please check out our registration page for more information. There will be slips available at both Hyannis Marina and Brewers Boatyard in Plymouth.
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