Team Registration – Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge

Team Registration

Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge > Team Registration

Here is the information you need to register for the 2019 Tuna Cup Challenge.

You have the option to register through our online form or register by paper form. The paper form PDF is linked in the team registration tab below. If you register through our online form, you also have the option to pay your team registration online by credit card.

Registration Rules and Documents

All tournament participants including captains, first mates & anglers, must sign a liability waiver before the start of the Tuna Cup Challenge. It can be faxed with the registration or can be signed at on-site registration on September 19, 2018. To download the document click here.

2019 Waiver

Fishing for blue fin tuna is promised to be a great time, and even though we have had extremely high catch/hook-up rates in the past, we can not guarantee them.

You will be spending your day time on a tuna boat, so please read the next sections to understand the chart boat tournament rules, as well as the weather and what to bring.

Also, remember tuna fishing during the tournament is catch and release. Fishing gear/tackle will be suppled by your charter boat. They will all be equipped with rods, reels, and other required rigging. Boats are fully equipped with washroom facilities, bunks, table/sitting area (inside and outside), music system, life jackets, lunch, snacks, and beverages .

Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge works with the PEI Tuna Charter Association to ensure rules and regulations adhere to the Standardized Catch & Release Plan for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna as outlined by Fisheries & Oceans Canada.

All Vessel Charters Must Have:

  • Transport Canada Certification for Passenger Transport
  • Captains in good standing of the PEI Charter Association
  • Captains with their Limited Masters
  • Vessels must be clean and safe
  • Have sanitary washroom conditions
  • Potable drinking water
  • Fishing shall be by Rod & Reel only
  • Maximum of 4 lines are to be used
  • All hooks shall be barbless circle hooks
  • Departure for the first fishing day shall be 8:00 am
  • Lines out of the water each day at 4:00 pm
  • All vessels shall have either a measuring stick painted on the side of their vessel or use a measuring rope that is measured off in segments
  • All vessels will comply with a fishing or no fishing decision based on weather conditions
  • Maximum of 6 anglers per vessel
  • Each hookup shall be texted to the Harbour Master (902-969-5210) at the time of hookup and release
  • A photo should be included with documentation, in the event of a tie-breaker situation
  • A measurement of each landed fish shall be taken from the corner of the jaw to the fork of the tail and passed along to the Harbour Master, a photo should also be taken.
  • Points will be assigned based on 100 points for each fish landed and released and one point per inch in length
  • The winner shall be the team with this most points over the 3 fishing days
  • Each team is responsible to pay their Captain for the cost of the charter. The usual fee is $1,250.00 per day, for up to 6 people.
  • Each vessel will make one (1) trip per day
  • Rules and regulations will be outlined in the Challenge Program
To download the above rules and regulations, click here.

Event Cancellation by Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge.

The Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge reserves the right to cancel the tournament in the event of severely inclement weather or other circumstances that would make the event non-viable. If the Challenge is cancelled in such circumstances, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.

Registration cancellation by Participant.

All fees associated with the event must be paid in full at the time of registration. The deadline to receive a full refund for your registration is August 7, 2019. Cancellation between August 7th and August 21st will be refunded by 50%. Cancellations received after August 21st will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellations will be accepted via fax or e-mail, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadlines.