1st Annual Sharkbite Bucktails/Brinkman’s Catfish Tournament recap

Sharkbite Bucktails/Brinkman’s 1st annual Catfish tournament recap


The 1st annual Catfish tournament was held Sunday August 26th on the Delaware river. 110 Participants had entered the contest, seeking to catch the largest catfish for weigh in. Weather was perfect, but winds did kick up the river and stir up some grass pushing to the banks and impacting some accesses.  There were several weigh-ins completed in the mens, womens, and youth divisions. Thank you to those who participated in the catch and release concept and allowed fish to be placed for others to now catch. The men’s division was close but thewomen’s was even closer for top two positions. But, the best was the young lady and her brother who weighed in a 10lb and 6lb catfish each which were the heaviest for all three divisions The 1st place winners will each be receiving cash prizes and the young lady will be receiving a special trophy donated by the Women’s Surf Fishing Club of NJ inc. for having the largest fish caught during the tournament. I want to thank the Kosty/Martinelli family and my family personally for their unwavering support to put this together with me and be an integral part of it’s success. Thank you! I also want to thank the sponsors of prizes listed below who donated for the event and ask that you please visit them and support their businesses also. The community was very welcoming of the event and appreciative of how it was run. A special thank you to Bob Tiller and the Philadelphia Bass Busters Club who graciously allowed us the use of their fish scale during the event, greatly appreciated! The winners are as follows:

Men’s                                                            Youth

1st Ed Pawlowski Jr.- 5.52 lbs                    1st Ava McHugh- 10.05lbs

2nd Ryan Wilkinson – 5.0 lbs                      2nd Aidan McHugh – 6.23lbs

3rd William Smith – 4.84 lbs                       3rd  Aaron Schlueter – 3.07lbs


1st Erica Booth – 4.72lbs

2nd Page Amato – 4.70lbs

3rd April Crompton – 4.05lbs

Thank you to the following sponsors: Jimmy’s Timeout, Folsom Corp. of NJ, Gallo’s Seafood Restaurant, Dagwoods, World of Animals Veterinary Hospital, Sharkbite Bucktails, Women’s Surf Fishing Club of NJ Inc. and the Philadelphia Bass Busters Club. http://philadelphiabassbusters.net/


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