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Registration Open For Annual TOB Bluefish Tournament On Sept. 9

If hours of fishing followed by a tailgate party with hot dogs, beverages, snacks, raffles, awards and prizes sounds like a perfect day to you, then you’ll want to sign up for the 27th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9, according to Councilwoman Beth Faughnan.

The tournament runs from 4:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The entrance fee for the tournament, which is open to anglers of all ages, is $25 for town residents and $35 for non-residents. Registration is limited to the first 350 boats.

Additional rules for the tournament, sponsored by the town’s department of parks and Oyster Bay Marine Supply, are contained in the registration form, available at all town facilities and at Oyster Bay Marine Supply, 294 South Street in Oyster Bay. All contestants must be pre-registered. All who register before Sept. 12 will receive a tournament T-shirt. All contestants will automatically be entered in a special raffle, with great prizes including Mercury inflatable boats and Mercury outboards, rods, reels, ice chests, water skis, dinners for two and more.

Along with plaques, winners of first through 10th places will receive gift certificates in the following amounts: first place - $2,000; second place - $1,000; third place - $750; fourth place - $600; fifth and sixth places - $500; seventh and eighth places - $400; ninth and 10th places - $300.

Winners of 11th and 12th places will receive a $200 gift certificate and 13th, 14th and 15th place winners will each received a $100 gift certificate.  Raffle winners must be present to receive their prizes, which will be presented at the tailgate party scheduled for 3 p.m. For information, contact the parks department, recreation division, at (516) 797-4125.