President's Report

by Eileen Smith

(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association September 2011 Newsletter)


Summer is fast coming to an end. Remember, there is no General Membership Meeting in August. Our next General Membership Meeting will be on September 27th.

The 20th Annual State of New Jersey Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Island Beach State Park. The Tournament is a great opportunity to learn more about the sport of surf fishing and to enjoy a great family activity. 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

The early-entry fee is $10 for adults over Age 18, $5 for Ages 13-17 and free for Ages 12 and under if post- marked by September 10, 2011. Same-day registration is permitted on the day of the tournament at Pavilion #1 IBSP after 5:00 AM.

The Day of Tournament Registration Fees are: Age 18 and older; $15; Ages13 –17, $5. Tournament Pamphlets and entry forms are available at bait and tackle stores, or visit for complete information about the event.

Fishing begins at 6:30 AM and ends at 1:00 PM with the Raffle Drawings 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM and the Awards Ceremony at 2:00 PM.

If you would like volunteer to serve as a beach judge on the day of the tournament, please E-mail Tim Burden at:


Sportsperson of the Year Award Ceremony and Dinner

Associate clubs in good standing are encouraged to submit, in writing, their nomination for the Sportsperson-of-the-Year Award. The letter of nomination should include details of the nominee’s activities that have contributed to the improvement of recreational fishing. Letters may be mailed to the JCAA office or hand-delivered to the September 27th, 2011 General Meeting by your club representative. Representatives in attendance will vote on the nominees at the October General Meeting. The successful nominee will receive the Sportsperson of the Year Award at the Awards Dinner at Crystal Point Yacht Club on Sunday, November 13th. If you or your club needs tickets, contact Dan Miller at (609) 641-7821.

We are still in need of raffle and door prize items. If you or your club can help us out with a donation, contact Paul Turi at (609) 660-2126.


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