By Greg Kucharewski
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association May 1999 Newsletter)
National Fishing Week, June 5 - 13, 1999 Free Fishing Days in New Jersey are Saturday & Sunday June 5 & 6, 1999. Residents and non-residents may fish the public waters of New Jersey without a license or trout Stamp. All other regulations apply.
Last year the J.C.A.A. Youth Education Committee, coordinated fishing and aquatic education programs for the week long celebration of National Fishing Week. This year we will be working with disadvantaged students in Monmouth County. Member clubs that wish to conduct a National Fishing Week program can phone the JCAA office and NFW support material will be available. "Call early-supplies are limited." Please record your event and let the JCAA Youth Education Committee know how many National Fishing Week participants supported your program. If your club would like to help collect funds for children with cancer during National Fishing Week so that they may go fishing, please contact Greg Kucharewski, "Kid's Wish'N To Go Fish'N" 732/840-9197. We have donation canisters available.
Bay fishing with Barnegat Bob is a great family outing. Trips are 2-4 hours for 1-4 people, everything is supplied. Custom childrens rods are available and its not only fishing cruise and picnic options are offered also. Contact the JCAA Youth Education Committee for more information.
Please keep in mind the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife will be conducting free Project Aquatic Wild workshops for educators. To learn more about how to register for a worthwhile learning experience, please phone Larry Sarner, NJ F,G&W, - 609/748-2031.
Pequest Open House
Check out Pequest Trout Hatchery. Its a great outing for the whole family and there are plenty of activities to enjoy. Pequest Trout Hatchery & Natural Resource Education Center, 605 Pequest Rd., Oxford, NJ 07863-9748.
BE SAFE-HAVE FUN-ENJOY FISHING
Greg Kucharewski, a member of the Shore Surf Club, is the J.C.A.A. Youth Education Director. For information on aquatic youth education material write to: J.C.A.A. Youth Education Committee, 1201 Rt. 37 East, Suite 9, Toms River, NJ 08753 or phone the J.C.A.A. office at 732/506-6565 voice mail box #1