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Welcome NJ Anglers to the PBR Fishing Tournament!
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Announcing
Week 2 Winners AND 
We've Extended the Tournament to Include New Jersey!
Welcome to your weekly news from the Pabst Blue Ribbon Fishing Tournament! 


Well, we know there are fish out there as we had a whopping 43 catch & release submissions during Week 2 of the tournament, which spanned from Sunday June 19th - Saturday June 25th!!!
 
Congratulations to David Hopko (Striped Bass), Jack Doyle (Fluke) and Jack Creighton(Bluefish) for submitting the largest catch in each division! They will each take home a check for a cool $300 cash!

The 2016 Standings (showing the top 3 anglers in each division by aggregate length) have been continually changing all week long.  Congrats to Gary Stephens for topping the leaderboard this week for the Fluke division and Keith Darrow for holding the lead in both the Striped Bass and Bluefish divisions! The 2016 Standings will be updated daily (on business days) for the length of the tournament.

CHECK IT OUT!
Exciting NEW Rule Amendments
(effective July 1st):
  • PBR Fishing Tournament now welcoming anglers from New Jersey - PBR Fishing is happy to announce that the tournament has been extended to the New Jersey region. NJ anglers can sign up here today! 
  • Submission Time Requirement - Please be advised that the time limit tournament rule is being extended from 12 hours to 24 hours. Anglers now have a full 24 hours from the time of catch to submit their entry online. 
It's not too late: register for the 2016 tournament now!
Michael Milano & Jack Creighton showing off their catches in this year's tournament!
Come Fishing with the PBR Team!
On July 31st you can win a trip to come fishing with us in Newport, Rhode Island! 

We're giving away a charter boat experience, hotel room and two passes to the 2016 Tournament (if you're already reigstered your entry fee will be refunded if you win)! 

All you need to do to enter is text PBRFISH to 31996 for your chance to win!

 
2016 Standings as of 7/1
Congratulations to Alex Alford for being the first Junior Division submission of the season. Alex is currently sitting in first place in the Junior Fluke Division!
Not Registered? Sign Up for the 2016 Tournament HERE!
Week 2 Cash Prize Winners
David Hopko - Striped Bass - 45.5"
Jack Doyle - Fluke - 29.5"
Jack Creighton - Bluefish - 32"
Week 2 Raffle Prize Winners
Vito Christiano, Michael Ciacchero, Daniel West, Gary Stephens and Sean Hughes are the lucky winners of the week 2 raffle prizes! 

Don't miss your chance to win big! Each time you submit a fish during the course of the week, your name gets put into the drawing for the weekly raffle prizes. 

2016 Raffle Prizes:

1.  XtraTuf boots
2. Cheeky Fishing reel and Addya Outdoors gift certificate
3. Swivits sinkers, an Eco-Top, a pair of Costa Sunglasses and a Sailors for the Sea gift bag
4. Swivits sinkers, an Eco-Top, a pair of Costa Sunglasses and a Madlock Linen Claw provided by Elm Company!
5. Swivits sinkers, an Eco-Top, a pair of Costa Sunglasses and a Dexter knife!


**Anglers are limited to one weekly raffle prize win over the course of the tournament.

Check out our Raffle Prize album on Facebook!
Lions Club VIP Fishing
For the eighth year, the Berlin Lions Club held its annual fishing tournaments for visually impaired children and adults. This year, the junior tournament was held at Sage Park and the senior tournament was an off-shore excursion on a charter boat out of Niantic. Contestants from all over Connecticut enjoyed fishing and camaraderie, accompanied by their companions and Lions volunteers.

Both Tournaments were a huge success and were truly enjoyed by all who attended: from VIP’s to their guides, family members and volunteers!

PBR Fishing is proud to have the Lions Club Visually Impaired Persons Tournament as the official charitable partner of our tournament.


Check out the photos from the events on Berlin Lions Club's Facebook page! 
2016 Berlin Lions Junior VIP Fishing 
2016 Berlin Lions Senior VIP Fishing
Photos for Entries
GOOD USES OF RULERS
... AND GREAT USE OF BEER!

Don't forget these tips for submitting a fish:

  • Use your PBR Ruler
  • Place the ruler under or next to your fish, not on top
  • Make sure the ruler is not folded or bent
  • Take a photo of the entire fish with the ruler visible at each end
  • Take the photo from directly above the fish, as opposed to at an angle
  • Make sure the photo is not blurry
How to Submit a Catch
Follow these simple steps to submit a catch for review:

1. Go to the Submit a Catch page on the PBR Fishing Tournament Website
2. Fill out the information on you and your catch
3. Upload a picture
4. Sign and hit submit!


Don't forget to submit your catch within 24 hours of the time of catch!
Register for the 2016 Tournament HERE!

Entry Info


Entry for the 2016 PBR Fishing is $35 for adults, $20 for seniors (65 and older) and Juniors (15 and under).

All registered anglers will receive a limited edition PBR ruler to use for submissions, a t-shirt, hat, koozie and keychain.

As if you needed more incentive to register... we're giving away loads of prizes every week and it's easy to win, you just need to submit a fish and your name will be entered in the weekly drawing!

 

Register HERE 

2016 Prize Structure

 

Tournament Prizes
 
Tournament Podium

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 anglers in each division. Top anglers will be determined by the Longest Aggregate Length of their fish.

The Longest Aggregate Length is the sum of the lengths of each angler's top 3 fish caught and released.


 
  Striped Bass Fluke Bluefish
1st $5,000 $5,000
$5,000
 
2nd $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
3rd $500 $500 $500


Additional Prizes

Top Female
Prize Package will be awarded to the top female angler in the competition, which will include a pair of Costa Sunglasses, a Costa Cooler and a pair of Xtra Tuff Boots!

Top Junior
Prize Package will be awarded to the top junior angler in the competition


End of Tournament Raffle
Additional raffle prizes donated by our sponsors will be raffled off to all 2016 tournament participants!
 

 


Weekly Prizes


Division winner - The longest caught and released fish of the week in each division will be awarded $300.

Weekly Raffle - New this year!  Each week, five Prize Packages will be raffled off to ANY* angler who submitted a fish that week! Prize Packages include products from our sponsors including Costa Sunglasses, Xtratuf boots, Addya Outdoors and more!


*Anglers are limited to winning 1 weekly raffle prize
 
 
Register for the 2016 Tournament HERE!
You can win a Weekly Prize just for submitting one fish!
To be eligible for a Weekly Prize, all you need to do is submit one catch and release. One winner will be drawn from each division: Striped Bass, Fluke, Bluefish. The winners will be drawn on Fridays and notified by email and/or phone.

**Weekly Cash Prizes will be awarded to the Angler who submits the longest catch and released fish in each division**
In 2015, Cheeky launched two lines of high performance spinning reels, the FLOTR Series, designed for freshwater angling, and the CYDRO Series, designed for the salt. Cheeky will be providing 10 of their high performance reels that will be raffled off weekly!
The Fuel Ox is an international corporation dedicated to providing fuel consumers the most technologically advanced fuel treatments on the market. The first 200 anglers to register received a 1oz bottle of the Fuel OX Marine in their registration packet!
Costa builds the clearest sunglasses on the planet for those who live to be on the water. Born on the water and they're still inspired by it. They want to be on it, they want to protect it, and they want to inspire others to do the same. 
Each week of the tournament Costa is raffling off a pair of sunglasses as part of the weekly prize pack. Plus Costa is giving away an end of season Female Angler Prize: a pair of sunglasses and a Costa cooler to be raffled off amongst the women who submit fish during the tournament!
Welcome new partner, Sailors for the Sea. Sailors for the Sea engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean. In addition to giving away a t-shirt and a reusable cutlery set for your boat, you can check out their Green Boating Guide 
to get your boat in top condition for this summer!
Eco-Top returns as sponsor for the third year of the tournament, and their tops will be included in the weekly prize packs! The Eco-Top is a revolutionary product which enables you to turn your favorite mug into a travel mug. It has been designed to reduce spills in the most unstable circumstances and, once closed, can be carried at virtually any angle. Fits most 3" diameter containers.

Along with Dan Kenney, Dexter will be awarding a filet knife each week in one lucky prize pack. Dexter-Russell®, the experts in edges since 1818, offers all of the necessary tools to outfit enthusiasts in the hunting and fishing world. Choose the right tool, blade shape, edge configuration, and handle type to help process your catch. Each cutting edge will be sharp out of the box, long-lasting, easy to restore, and proudly made in the USA. 

Since the summer of 2013, Massachusetts based Capefish has been providing lifestyle apparel for both men and women, as well as premium fly fishing tackle. Capefish will be giving away some of their great gear all summer long in the weekly prize packs!
Welcome new partner, Elm Company. Elm Company was founded on their love for the outdoors. Each week, one lucky prize pack winner will receive one of their signature claw hoods that keep you protected from the sun and elements while outside.
Coastal Angler returns as the Official Media Partner for the 2016 Tournament. All registrants will receive a Coastal Angler in their welcome kit. Plus Coastal Angler will have fishing reports each week, shared here in our weekly newsletter. 
XTRATUF makes essential gear engineered to withstand the world’s toughest conditions, and to protect people who put their lives on the line to live and work on the water. And, PBR Fishing Anglers will submit a fish over the course of the tournament will have the chance to win a pair of XTRATUF boots!
Most marine forecasts give you a generalized wind forecast in the morning or the afternoon. PredictWind shows wind weather updates every hour, with a wind speed and direction map for your entire local area. Predict Wind will be giving out a 1 year subscription to their forecaster as a raffle prize!
Providing custom training experiences for professional mariners, serious cruisers and racers, recreational boaters and more. Confident Captain returns as a tournament sponsor in 2016, giving away a gift certificate to be used for any of the courses Confident Captain offers. They will also be providing a course certificate to one of the Junior Angler lucky winners! 
Addya Hooks is built on a solid
foundation of Values Driven customer
service across borders. We are proud
of our time-tested and unique
capabilities in production, global
sourcing, marketing and distribution of
terminal fishing tackle.
Don't miss out on these great prizes, register for the 2016 PBR Fishing Tournament Today!

IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT RULES:

  • To be eligible for the season ending cash prize, a minimum of three (3) fish must be caught and released and submitted to the Tournament Office. The combined length of the longest three (3) fish submitted over the course of the Tournament will make up an angler’s total entry.
  • To be eligible for the cash weekly prize, a minimum of one (1) fish must be caught and released and submitted to the Tournament Office. The longest fish caught and released that week will be awarded the weekly cash prize.
  • All other anglers who submit a catch and released fish that week will be entered into a raffle for the weekly prize pack from the Tournament’s partners
For more information see the official rules.
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