New Jersey Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament Sunday, October 6

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NJ's Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament Sunday, October 6

NJ’s Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament Sunday, October 6

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

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, 130kb)

Anglers planning to participate in the tournament should always 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 13, 2013. After this date, anglers will be required to register at the tournament.

Tournament anglers also need to complete the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry.

Questions can be directed to 609-748-4347.

PAST TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Winners of the Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament, 1992-2012 (pdf, 8kb)

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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 ClubsJersey Coast Anglers Association, and the New Jersey Beach Buggy