2016 Spearfishing Tournament


The tournament honors the legacy of Kirk McNulty, a surfer, diver, brother, and son. Kirk was a world class waterman who was inspired by everything ocean. Although some of you may not have known Kirk we hope that you will participate as we are a small family of spearfishermen here on the West Coast. We are  working hard to identify this years sponsors prior to the tournament start date, which look to be another step up from last years.

A $20 entry is required prior to spearing a fish. Register by clicking the image below. The proceeds will be donated to the White Seabass Hatchery Program led by Hubbs-Seaworld to help improve the WSB population on our coast.

Please join us in the 3rd Annual tournament to celebrate Kirk's life and passion for the sea. Winners will be chosen by Top 3 Biggest Fish. This year we have added an additional award - The Sustainable Fish Award. In order to help further the efforts of White Seabass Hatchery Program led by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute we are given an award to the spearfisherman who turns in the most white sea bass heads during the tournament at drop off locations listed below. If the fish head(s) have been tagged an additional prize will be given and determined by the fish that has traveled the furtherest from its grow out location.  See below for more info and drop-off locations. The Awards Party will be held June 11th at Tarsan in Redondo Beach, CA.

2016 Sponsors

Clothing & Accessories

DIFF Eyewear, Dark SeasElectric, HippyTree, Jolyn, Salty CrewSea Native, Zeal Optics, Amuse Society, Mizu, Silent Pocket, SmartWool and Roark Revival.

Gear

AdrenoGannetAFTCO, Celestron, Omer, Sporasub, JBL Spearguns, CressiSpot, Pelican Products, Sea Sniper, PENN, and Riffe International.

Restaurants

Fish 101 (Encinitas), Ortega 120 (Redondo Beach), Bear Flag Fish Co. (Orange County)

Media

Spearing Forum, Spearing Magazine, Buoy WeatherFish Track

Click the links to view 2016 Leaderboard,  2015 Leaderboard, and 2014 winners and video and be sure to join our Facebook Page to keep up with current fish counts and tournament stats.

 Prizes:

First to submit a White Seabass - wins Celestron Oceana 7x50 Marine Binocular

1st Place - Perpetual Trophy - rotates annually, personal trophy - gear TBD

2nd Place - personal trophy - gear TBD

3rd Place - personal trophy - gear TBD

Sustainable Fish Award - Most WSB heads turned into drop off locations during the tournament period.

Rules:

You must be registered in the tournament prior to spearing your fish. No exceptions

All WSB must be submitted between March 15, 2016 and May 15, 2016

Need Photo of Catch and Digital Scale readout (photo of fish/weight must be taken on land, not from boat)

Proof of Catch date must be supplied. Newspaper article or Date Stamp on photo

Sustainable Fishing Award - Since 1986 efforts by Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP) and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) have supplemented the white seabass population by 2.3 million fish with 115,000 being released in 2015. Since 1986 nearly 2000 fish have been tracked via their collection of heads from commercial and recreational fisherman. Ocean Global is looking to expand on the hard work of rejuvenating the WSB population and encourage more fisherman to submit their catch so that valuable data can be collected an learned from in order to further the gains over the last 30 years.

Drop-off locations:

Santa Barabara

Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (805) 568-1221

Sea Landing (805) 963-3564

Ventura/Oxnard

Eric’s Tackle (805) 648-5665

Channel Islands Sportfishing Center (805) 985-8511

Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey Sportfishing (310) 822-3625

Torrance/Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Boat Hoist (310) 374-3481

San Pedro/Long Beach

22nd Street Sportfishing (310) 832-8304

Long Beach Sportfishing (562) 432-8993

Pierpoint Landing (562) 983-9300

Santa Catalina Island

Avalon Fish Market (at the end of the pier) - (310) 510-0197

Two Harbors (harbor patrol office on the pier) - (310) 510-4253

Los Alamitos/Huntington Beach

Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (562) 342-7111

Pacific Edge Bait & Tackle (714) 840-4262

Mako Matt’s Marine (714) 893-7743

Newport Beach/Irvine

Angler’s Center (949) 642-6662

Balboa Angling Club (949) 673-6216

Davey’s Locker (949) 673-1434

Newport Landing Sportfishing (949) 675-0550

Dana Point

Dana Wharf Sportfishing (949) 496-5794

Hogans Bait & Tackle (949) 493-3528

Jig Stop Tackle & Tours (949) 496-3555

Oceanside/Carlsbad/Solana Beach

Helgren’s Sportfishing (760) 722-2133

Leon Raymond Hubbard, Jr. Hatchery (760) 434-9501

Blue Water Tackle (858)350-8505

San Diego

James and Joseph Spearfishing Supplies (619) 295-3705

Dana Landing (Mission Bay) - (619) 226-2929

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (619) 226-3870

Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (858) 467-4201

If you drop-off a white seabass head at any of these locations please

include your name, phone number, date you caught the fish, and the

location (latitude and longitude would be the best) where you caught the fish.

Submit all Photos to Support@hookbuzz.com. Qualifying fish will be added to the leaderboard here. Follow @hookbuzz and @OceansGlobal on Instagram for updates. Dive Safe!