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Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters
Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539

Event Detail

9th Annual Island Cup Fishing Tournament. Click for full details.
Start Date/Time: Friday, June 16, 2017 4:00 PM
End Date/Time: Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority

Victor Colantonia is putting together another great tournament, and sends along the following:

What is the Island Cup?

The Island Cup is America’s only Team Surfcasting Competition open to men and women.  The contest combines a surf-fishing competition with a neighborly home-hosted stay.   The contest moves between islands on alternate years. The teams are tied at 4 wins each! The result is a big dose of fun while fish are biting and a bigger dose of friendship when they’re not.     

Island Cup is catch-and-release using only artificial bait (lures & flies).  Each angler’s single heaviest bluefish and heaviest bass (28" min.) landed and weight-verified by an opposing angler counts toward the team total.  Heaviest total wins the spit-polished Island Cup made of solid gold, dipped in pewter.

Each angler is responsible for the cost of personal items, food and beverages and should budget $20 (cash only) for the Fish Kitty,a prize awarded for the largest fish.  Lodging, transportation and guiding to the best fishing spots is provided to the visiting team by the host team.  

The 2017 tournament begins at 3:50 pm Friday June 16 when MVSA greets NAC at the HyLine Inter-Island Ferry at Oak Bluffs dock.  The procession moves to the Sand Bar, OB for rules and tally sheets.  Each Vineyard angler teams-up with one Nantucketer until noon Sunday. "Lines-in" is 5:00 pm Friday; "Lines out is 11:30 am Sunday".  Tally Sheets are due to team captains 12:00 noon Sunday at the Sand Bar   Award of the Cup and the Fish Kitty will be made prior NAC departing the Hy-Line Inter-Island Ferry at 12:55 pm Sunday.   (Note: A Vineyard win is usually followed by a motorcade though downtown OB led by the MVHS Marching Troubadours and a few badly tattered left-over 4th of July floats; plan accordingly.)     

Seriously, it is a lot of fun ...MV anglers who want to participate in the 2017 contest should contact MV Surfcasters Website at email the MV Team Captain at