Tournament Info

The 2021 MARCH MERKIN INVITATIONAL PERMIT TOURNAMENT dates are March 8-11, 2021.

The tournament events are being held at Key West Harbour Yacht Club and each fishing day starts and ends at Key West Harbour Yacht Club. The Marina is located at 6000 Peninsular Avenue on Stock Island.

On each fishing day, anglers should check in at Marina dock at 6:30 AM. Boats may leave the dock at 7:30 am and begin fishing anytime thereafter. Fishing ends at 4:00 pm. Boats must return to the Marina and check in at the scorekeeper’s table by 5:00 pm .

Please note that NO box lunches are provided for tournament participants.

Also, the rules require that each fish be photographed with a digital camera which must be provided by the Angler or the Guide. At the close of each fishing day, a Daily Catch Form, marked tape and tagging data sheet must be submitted to the Scorekeeper if one or more fish are caught.

The Scorekeeper must also be shown a photograph on the screen of the digital camera of the fish on the measuring board with tag in proper place.

All proceeds from the tournament after the deduction of direct tournament costs will be donated to the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and to the Lower Keys Guides Association.

The members of the Tournament Rules Committee are:  John O’Hearn, Scott Christian, Justin Rea, Don Gable and Clint Packo
The Scorekeepers are: Loren Rea, Celia Tolle

Monday, March 8th – This is a practice fishing day. Online silent auction opens at 6PM.  Please visit https://permit21.givesmart.com to register, view and bid on our items.

Tuesday, March 9th – Following fishing there will be tents set up behind the club house and a cash bar for participants.

Wednesday, March 10th – Following fishing there will be tents set up behind the club house and a cash bar for participants.

Thursday, March 11th – Following fishing there will be tents set up behind the club house and a cash bar for participants. Awards will be immediately following last boat in.

 

Awards

Grand Champion
Guide to Grand Champion

1st Runner-Up
Guide to 1st Runner-Up

2nd Runner-Up
Guide to 2nd Runner-Up

Largest Permit
Guide to Largest Permit