The Second Annual 2012 Hyannis Tuna Fest hosted by Hyannis Marina and Trader Ed’s Restaurant, and presented by Castafari Sportfishing, is scheduled for June 21 through June 23 (storm dates July 12-14). Tuna Fest 2012 is a world-class bluefin tuna fishing competition, celebrating one of the best tuna fisheries in the world.
Tuna Fest 2012 is open to the public, and all permit holders are eligible. The event will also be working with One Mission, a public charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families.
- $10,000 cash prize (based on 30 boats)
- 16’ Key West boat
- Simrad chartplotter
- Stand up rod/reel combo prizes
- Big money calcuttas
- bikini contest
- great food
- fun atmosphere
- marine vendor displays
- spacious lighted tent
- outdoor pool/tiki bar at Trader Ed’s
- strictly enforced sportsmanship
- onsite marine store
- quality slips
- tackle delivery service
- onsite fuel (gas or diesel)
- hospitable tournament staff 24/7
The early season was strategically chosen for this event, as it is a highly productive time for Cape Cod bluefin tuna fishing. What’s also nice about this early season bluefin fishery is that it’s very close to shore—sometimes within a mile off the beach! Good numbers of tuna have already been reported, and the weather is looking good.
Tuna Fest also offers an exciting format of rules, which allows for many different fishing strategies. The event is based on how many fish a boat can catch. There will also be biggest fish calcuttas.
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