Wednesday, September 4, 2013

NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament

The 2013 New Jersey Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 6. The annual tournament is held on the first Sunday in October at Island Beach State Park.

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.

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.

For more information, visit the New Jersey DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife website at

source: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife

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