Nantucket Inshore Classic
For more information about the event, sponsorship and participation please fill out the form below.
WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY TOURNAMENT SHIRT, PIN AND RULER?
These items are available for pickup at the Nantucket Angler's Club, Bill Fisher Tackle and Nantucket Tackle Center. Show your email receipt to one of the staff members at any of these three locations.
DO WE NEED TO WEIGH OUR CATCHES AT THE NANTUCKET ANGLER'S CLUB?
No, the Inshore Classic is now a length based tournament only. You no longer have to bring your catches to the Nantucket Angler's Club for weighing. Simply photograph your catches to document the length and e-mail them to the tournament web address, see official rules for details.
CAN I KEEP THE FISH I CATCH?
Any fish caught that is within Massachusetts salt water regulations may be kept for consumption. We have transitioned to an all length format to give participants the opportunity to practice catch and release while still competing in Nantucket's largest inshore fishing tournament.
WHAT FISH SPECIES ARE IN THE TOURNAMENT?
Striped bass, bluefish, bonito and false albacore are the four species that we award prizes and length points for in the Inshore Classic.
HOW CAN I WIN PRIZES?
Prizes are given away for the biggest fish of each species each week in all four categories (all tackle beach, all tackle boat, fly beach and fly boat). Major prizes are awarded for the biggest fish overall of each species in each of the four categories. Additionally Grand champions will be crowned in each of the four categories/divisions to the anglers with the most cumulative length of his/her 4 species of fish.
CAN TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS USE THE ANGLERS CLUB?
Yes! We encourage all tournament participants to visit the Nantucket Angler's Club freely during the duration of the tournament. The club provides a great venue for the tournament and your patronage is the best kind of thank you.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE TOURNAMENT?
This year Registrations will be completed online. Simply go to the "Sign Up" tab at the top of the page or click here. Once you have completed your registration you can collect your tournament shirt, pin, and ruler from Nantucket Tackle Center, Bill Fisher Tackle or the Nantucket Angler's Club after September 3rd.
WHEN IS THE TOURNAMENT?
This year the tournament will kick off September 6th at 12:01 AM. The tournament will conclude October 10th at 12:00 PM Saturday afternoon.
WILL THERE BE OPENING AND CLOSING PARTIES?
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and current safety regulations in Massachusetts we will not be holding an opening Gam this year. We are working on the details of a closing ceremony for awards, stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
DOES THE INSHORE CLASSIC RAISE MONEY FOR A CAUSE?
Yes, we raise money for the Nantucket Angler's Club Scholarship fund. This event is made possible by the generous donations of our sponsors and the hard work of the Inshore Classic committee. Thank you for supporting!