The FCA Manhattan Cup is an inshore catch and release tournament whereby all IGFA rules apply. Anglers will compete for the largest striped bass, bluefish, and weakfish in three divisions: bait, artificial and fly-fishing. Trophies will be awarded to the angler and captain for each species, in each division. The largest striped bass overall will be the winner of The FCA Manhattan Cup.
Day of the Event
All participants and Captains must be pre-paid and pre-registered prior to the tournament . Sign-in begins at 7:30 A.M. at which point you will pick up your tournament bag, meet your captain, and load your boat. We are providing breakfast and a box lunch for all participants. Boats will depart promptly at 9:00 A.M. and will return no later than 4:00 P.M. This year, all boats will start AND finish at Chelsea Piers. An awards banquet, including open bar, dinner, live music, raffles and live auction will continue until 7:00 P.M.
As with any fishing trip, make sure you bring along sunglasses, sun block, rain gear, boat shoes and a camera to record the day’s events. It is also a good idea to bring a change of clothing, in case yours get wet during the day. Casual dress is recommended for the awards dinner; i.e. jeans and sweatshirts.
Chelsea Brewery is located at 23rd Street and the Hudson River, Pier 59. Parking is available at an hourly rate, but is very expensive.
The lot we used last year has been sold to the city.
The new place to park is called Edison Park Fast and is a full city block between the West Side Hwy and 10th Ave and between 17th & 18th. If you are coming north on the WSH, take a right on 18th. If coming south, take a left on 18th. Tel# is 212-633-0102. Our fee from 5am to midnight is $22.00 all in.
Dinner Ticket – $125
Tickets are available for the Awards Dinner Party.
If you would like to participate, please fill out either a Captains Registration Form or an Anglers Registration Form for the FCA Manhattan Cup. Please provide all necessary information, including your email address so that we can send you a confirmation when we receive your payment.
We thank you again for your support and we look forward to an exciting day of fishing.
The Tournament Committee