Tuna Fest 2018 Castafari Tournament brought to you by Contender
Plymouth Marine, Hyannis Marina, Trader Eds

2019 Octunafest
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 captdamon@gmail.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.

One Mission:Giving hope,giving help, giving life 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:

DOCKAGE:
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.

TITLE SPONSOR
Contender
EXCLUSIVE AUTOMOTIVE SPONSOR
Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac
GOLD SPONSORS
Coors Light Deep Ocean Apparel Polar All Natural, Nantucket Nectars SIMRAD Cumberland Farms Coca-Cola Devil's Purse Costa:See what's out there. Monster Energy Ralph J. Perry Fire Equipment
SILVER SPONSORS
Reds Best Recreational Fishing Alliance NUO Odor Destroyer Canyon Fish Cooler Paul McPhee Fine Art North East Offshore Cup Star brite
Deland Gibson Insurance Associates, Inc., Marine Insurance Professionals Kent Fabrications Seamless Marine,Inc., Towers, hardtops, enclosures. Great White Oysters, Cape Cod
AquaTraction, Advanced marine flooring
SeaTow Poon Harpoons Shimano

 

BRONZE SPONSORS
AFTCO Sudbury Kluch Clothing Suffix Big Game Fishing Journal Sacchetti Marine Service
Ocean Temp