Shark's Eye Tournament and Festival Contact Us  
Carl J. Darenberg, Jr.

Unfortunately as most of you know, we lost a great man last Fall, Carl Darenberg, Jr. He was one of the friendliest, most generous, caring, loyal, loving men you could ever have had the honor of knowing. He was truly a man who would help anyone and did not know how to say no. Words can't express the sadness and pain our families and community are feeling from this terrible accident. He will be missed and loved forever. Thanks for everything Carl we love you. And thank you all for your love and support for all of us.

The family are asking that in lieu of flowers if you would like to donate to a cause that Carl truly believed in, and put tons of time and, heart and, soul into we are going to ask that you send that flower money to a more worthy cause, the Shark's Eye All-Release Tournament & Festival. We will be changing the name of this annual educational event to the "Carl Darenberg annual tag and release tournament". Please use the donation button below. Thank you all on behalf of Chase and Courtney Darenberg, Dan Christman, the entire Marine Basin family and everyone else who knew and loved Carl.

Become a Shark's Eye Observer

Become a Shark's Eye Tournament Observer


Free Training Session Date & Location:

Friday July 18th between the hours of 4pm and 6pm at the Montauk Marine Basin.

What a Shark’s Eye Observer does.

One observer is assigned to each team vessel for a full day of competition on July 12th and/or 13th. Competition preparation and hours both days are 6am -  5pm. All Observers will first be trained in the following areas.

  • Observer Guidelines
  • Species Identification
  • Best Practice Catch & Release Procedures
  • Tagging and Documentation
  • Tournament Rules and Regulations

We appreciate your interest in participating as a Certified Shark’s Eye Observer Volunteer in this innovative angling format. All Observers must be at least 18 years of age and are required to submit a completed application form.

Some fishing experience is recommended. Applicants should not be prone to seasickness, and must be physically capable of carrying out the required tasks, while sharing a desire to promote responsible recreational fishing and the conservation of our marine resources.

Applicants are urged to review this website familiarize themselves with the event and its format. Observer eligibility will be made based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to information provided on this application form. All applications will be accepted, reviewed and considered by tournament staff. In some cases, further communications may be requested. The Shark’s Eye Tournament reserves the right to approve or deny any applicatant.

Upon review, applicants will be contacted by a Tournament Committee Member and notified whether or not they’ve been accepted into the program. Before receiving an event assignment, accepted applicants must successfully attend a free training session held the afternoon of July 11th at the tournament location in Montauk between the hours of 4pm and 6pm.

Individuals who successfully attend and complete the training session will be designated a certified ‘Shark’s Eye Observer’. Certain required items will be provided by the Tournament.


Shark's Eye Tournament Observer Application Form

Sponsored By
Montauk Boatmen and Captains Ass.
Austin Marxe
Don Diamond
Capt. mike Potts
Capt. Ric Freda
Shark Angles
Weather Routing, Inc.