Striper Cup fish

Fish Your Way

Enter catch-and-release fish or weigh-in a trophy. Fish by boat, shore, or kayak! There are plenty of ways for anglers to get in on the action.

Stiper Cup prize

Tons of Prizes

With weekly, monthly, and year-long prizes available to boat, shore, kayak and youth anglers, there's no shortage of ways to win!



More than just an awards ceremony, StriperFest is the party of the year for striped bass fishermen. You don't want to miss it!

About the Tournament

The Striper Cup is a 5 month striped bass fishing tournament that extends from Maine to New Jersey, uniting over 4,500 annual entrants and 100 participating weigh stations in a competition that celebrates the beloved striped bass fishery. Started in 2006, The Striper Cup has quickly become the Northeast’s premier fishing tournament, giving away hundreds of valuable prizes awarded to anglers competing in boat, shore, kayak, catch & release and youth divisions, and bringing them all together for StriperFest, the tournament-ending event held each year in late September.

How to Participate:

  • Register to fish in BOAT or SHORE division (or both!) Declare a TEAM affiliation to compete for the Striper Cup Trophy, or simply fish as an individual.
  • Submit photos of released fish to compete for weekly Catch and Release Category prizes.
  • Weigh in up to 1 fish per week at a local registered weighstation to compete for weekly and monthly prizes.
  • Attend STRIPERFEST for the chance to win a brand-new boat!

You don’t even need to weigh a fish to be a grand prize winner – all you have to do is attend StriperFest 2016, where all registered participants will be eligible to win the brand new Century boat!

News & Updates

Protect Now And Prevent To Avoid Skin Cancer

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On The Water is partnered with Melanoma Foundation New England and wants to help them in their efforts to educate and inform about the dangerous of sun exposure. With over 5 million cases each year, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer today. If you spend time out on the water, your skin […]

Win the Ultimate Fishing Vacation!

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New Prize Added to The Striper Cup! Win A Dream Fishing Trip for Two at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica Includes 4 Days at Crocodile Bay Resort – Three Days Fishing and One Eco-Adventure Day PRIZE DETAILS: Winner will receive 3 Full Days of World Class Sport Fishing for Two (2) at Crocodile Bay Resort, […]

Announcing The Week 2 Catch & Release Winner!

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Nick Passarelli of Johnston, RI was randomly chosen from the week 2 Catch & Release entries as the winner of a new Quantum Cabo spinning reel! From Costa sunglasses to an Old Town kayak there are lots of great prizes still to be won in the Catch And Release division but you have to be […]