NJ: Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament

The annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament is held on the
first Sunday in October at Island Beach State Park. In 2011 the
tournament will be held on October 2.

Anglers on beach A variety of species are eligible for entry in
the tournament each year. Overall length determines the winner. All
fish must meet minimum length tournament requirements.

The individual who catches the overall largest fish wins the
“Governor’s Award,” and has his/her name engraved on the Governor’s
Cup, which is permanently displayed at the park. Fishing equipment
is awarded to winners who catch the largest fish in each species
category. Winners from the early entry drawing and the tournament
must be present during the afternoon awards ceremony to claim their
prizes or they will be forfeited.

Anglers planning to participate in the tournament should register
early: doing so entitles you to save on the adult registration fee,
be eligible for special prizes and avoid delays when entering the
park. The early entry incentive ends September 10, 2011. After this
date, anglers will be required to register at the tournament.
Questions can be directed to 609-748-4347.

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The tournament is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and
Division of Parks and Forestry, the New Jersey Federation of
Sportsmen’s Clubs, Jersey Coast Anglers Association, and the New
Jersey Beach Buggy Association.

 

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