5th Annual Scup Cup 2012 Info


5th Annual Nantucket Scup Cup 2012! 

Sat May 25th to Labor Day @ Noon

All Registered Entries will qualify for WEEKLY prizes – No Need to Measure in a Fish to Win-Just REGISTER! $25!

Entry Fee: $25

Simply Go to Nantucket Tackle Center and register at 41 Sparks Ave  508-228-4081

Entry Fee is $25
· To Register – Go to Nantucket Tackle Center
· Total combined inches to of each species – scup, black sea bass and fluke – WINS
· Rod and Reel ONLY – NO DIVING, Fish Trap, Dragger Net or long lining. Also no captured and home grown fish allowed.
· Legal Limits and Seasons MUST be adhered to 2010 Limits and season below

Proof of fish required – actual fish must be brought to and measured at Nantucket Tackle measurement must be within 48 hours of catch. All measurements must be prior to Noon on Labor Day.

Awards For: 
Combination for total length on All 3 Species—1st, 2nd, 3rd places awarded!
Largest Scup—1 Prize
Largest Black Sea Bass —1 Prize
Largest Fluke —1 Prize


Nantucket BlueFish Tournament 2012

21st Annual Bluefish Tournament

Thursday May 24th @ 8:am
Monday May 28th 3:pm

Adult Division
Prizes 1st 500.00
2nd Rod and Reel
3rd Gift certificate

Youth Division
Prizes 1st Rod and Reel
2nd Gift certificate
3rd Tackle Box

Daily prize for largest Bluefish

All fish must be weighed @ Nantucket Tackle center
1st Place must be present @3pm Monday
One prize per person.
Largest overall blue takes 500.00 either adult or youth division.

No registration fee

Bringing back a CLASSIC! Barry Thurston Rods!


For years Barry Thuston tackle was a staple of Nantucket Fishing on the island. The Nantucket Tackle center is keeping the tradition of Barry Thurston Rods alive through our shop. We’ve even opened a special online store dedicated to Barry and his beautiful custom Nantucket rods at www.barrythurstons.com

Tips on choosing a blank

Blanks can cary wildly but the major areas you’ll want to focus on are the rods Power, Taper, and Length. The power of the blanks is often referred to in terms of light, medium, and heavy; however these terms are often relative depending on the type of fish you’re going for. For example a “heavy” bass rod will not be the same animal as a “light” tuna rod.  When coming from a manufacturer the “recommended lure weights” will give you a good idea of the type of power the rod can provide.  The taper of the rod results from where the rod flexes under load; which is referred to as the “action”. Action is defined as slow, moderate, fast, and extra fast. Slow rods can flex from the tip of the rod almost all the way to the butt of the rod under heavy load. Fast and extra fast action rods tend to bend only from the top section. (See graph on left) Fast action rods put more force in the cast resulting in a longer cast of the bait or lure. Slow rods on the other hand bend more and take the pressure off the line, resulting in less snapped lines when fighting fish. Although theres a large variation the majority of fisherman end up somewhere in the moderate range for their day-to-day blank.  The rod is length is one of the easiest ways to define your fishing style. Longer rods (9,10,11 Feet) are better for surfcasting and can provide more distance while shorter rods (6,7,8 feet) are more common on boats where you may be trolling

Working on a putting together a Barry Thurston Rod made from a Lamiglas Blank

or just dropping a weighted lure to the bottom and jigging. In the middle, an 8 foot rod may be great for a boat fisherman looking to cast into rocky shorelines. It all depends on your preferred fishing environment. Specialized blanks like Lamiglas (used on Barry Thurston Rods) are the most popular choice for surf rods. Picking the correct blank is the first essential choice in creating a custom fishing rod. For more info on custom rod building visit our sister site at www.barrythurstons.com.