YOUTH EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT
By Greg Kucharewski
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association October1997Newsletter)
1997 Governor's Cup - Help Needed !!!
The J.C.A.A. Youth Education Committee, will be helping novice anglers at the Governor's Sixth Annual Surf Fishing Tournament, Sunday, October 5, 1997. This will require extra help from member clubs in the J.C.A.A.. If members in your fishing club would like to help others learn the joy of surf fishing please phone the J.C.A.A. office, or show up at the J.C.A.A. booth at the Governor's Cup. Help will be needed to provide assistance for disabled anglers, youth anglers, and novice anglers. Towns along the coast have already volunteered the use of their handicap access beach chairs for disabled anglers to use during the Governor's Sixth Annual Surf Fishing Tournament. LARSON FORD will supply a new four wheel drive FORD EXPEDITION to be used as our VIP beach vehicle. The FORD EXPEDITION will also be displayed at the pavilion area during the awards ceremony. This is a fun day, come out and share your surf fishing expertise and help cast a line of caring. To reserve a surf fishing beach chair for the Governor's Cup please phone Greg Kucharewski, 732/899-8874 (leave message & phone #).
NEW MARINE RESOURCE GUIDE
Dr. Eleanor Bochenek, Marine Agent for New Jersey Sea Grant and the Jersey Coast Anglers Youth Education Committee has developed a saltwater resource fishing guide to complement the existing freshwater Pathway To Fishing program. The saltwater fishing guide will be part of a project to teach students how to fish for saltwater species of fin fish and protect our aquatic environment offshore. For more information about this new learning tool for students please phone Rutgers Cooperative Extension 732-349-
1995 S.B.A. Youth Fishing Tournament
The Seaside Business Association in conjunction with the Jersey Coast Anglers Association and Borough of Seaside Heights sponsored a summer youth fishing & crabbing tournament that captured the attention of many young anglers along the Jersey Coast this summer. Children entered the Seaside Business Association's "Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs" youth fishing contest for July and August 1997 and also pledged to use fishing as an alternative to drugs and alcohol. "Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs" support material was purchased from the Future Fisherman Foundation by the Seaside Business Association and distributed to all contestants when they registered at a participating weigh-in station. The awards ceremony was held Sunday, September 7, 1997 at the Franklin Avenue Pavilion, Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ. All children present received a prize and a goody bag with coupons for free promotions on the boardwalk and other participating merchants in the business community. Several family members present at the awards ceremony commented about how their children had a great fishing summer and were proud of their fishing accomplishments.
SPONSORED BY - NJ DEP
"BECOMING AN OUTDOORS -WOMAN"
IN COOPERATION WITH THE CITY OF BRIGANTINE
A workshop for women will be held the weekend of Friday to Sunday, October 17-19, 1997 at Brigantine, NJ. Course Descriptions are: Saltwater Fly Fishing, Surf Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Clamming & Crabbing, Duck Hunting, Small Motor Boat Operation, Bay Kayaking, Bird Watching, Coastal Ecology, Surfing, Rowing, Seafood Preparation, and Outdoor Photography. Marie Frolio, will be a lead instructor for this course. For more information please phone Larry Sarner, NJ Marine Education, 609/748-2031
DIVISION OF FISH, GAME, & WILDLIFE
· Family Cane Pole Fishing
Sponsored By the Division of New Jersey Fish Game, & Wildlife, at Pequest Trout Hatchery & Natural Resource Education Center. For more information check out the Divisions web site. Http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgwweb/html/welcome.htm
· Shore Surf Club Annual Youth Fishing Tournament
Once again the Shore Surf Club of Point Pleasant celebrated their annual Youth Fishing Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony was held at the Point Pleasant Elk's Lodge Sunday, September 13, 1997. Youngsters entered in the tournament fish during the months of July and August and submit their weigh-in slips to local tackle dealers. A good time was celebrated at the Elk's Lodge along with prizes donated by local merchants. Many thanks to Joe Scutro, SSC President and club members that gave their time to support this worthwhile event.
6TH ANNUAL GOVERNORS SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT
Sunday, October 5, 1997, Island Beach State Park. Tournament is family oriented and will have learning exhibits. A Surf Fishing Clinic will be held the morning of the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament and distance surf casting will be demonstrated by expert surf instructors. Special fun for kids: The Fisherman magazine and STREN Line along with the J.C.A.A. Youth Education Committee will sponsor a FREE "Fishing Line Hunt" (similar to an Easter Egg Hunt). Children under 48" tall will be allowed to enter the KIDS DIG STREN LINE beach area and search for a spool of STREN Line. Some specially marked spools of STREN line will offer the finder a one year subscription to The Fisherman magazine. Check local tackle dealers for registration cards to sign up for this great family surf fishing tournament.
For more information contact Greg Kucharewski, JCAA member involvement coordinator, at 732/899-8874
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