New Jersey Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament To Be Held First Weekend of October

Governor's Surf Fishing TournamentThe annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament is held on the first Sunday in October at Island Beach State Park. In 2008 it will be held on Sunday, October 5.

 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.

Brochure and Registration Form (pdf, 73kb)

Questions can be directed to 609-748-4347.

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