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June 6 is the early entry date for the Jersey Coast Anglers Association 15th Annual Fluke Tournament on June 13th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: SHARON McKENNA
732-506-6565
TOM FOTE
732-270-9102

Toms River, NJ, June 3, 2009: The Jersey Coast Anglers Association (JCAA) will be hosting its 15th annual Fluke Tournament on Saturday, June 13 with over $65,000 in port prizes plus a $10,000 grand prize and many door prizes to be presented during the Gala Awards Ceremony at the Trump Marina Hotel Casino on June 19th. There are nine ports which means nine chances to land the heaviest fluke for you and your crew. There are ten prizes available at each port with first prize at $1200 donated by JCAA and one port by Fisherman’s Headquarters, for port LBI; 2nd prize is a Shimano Lucanus® jigs fished on the specially designed Shimano Tescada® rods and the New Shimano Calcutta CTE 400 Jigging special reel worth $649; third prize is $500 donated by JCAA and eight more prizes from our great sponsors, including Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom, Shimano International, Minn-Kota, Pro-line Fishing, New Jersey Angler, Nor’Easter Magazine, Interlux Paint and others. JCAA has worked hard to serve the recreational community. This event helps to fund our activities throughout the year, including a strong push for providing the “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” youth program throughout the state, actively engage fishing clubs (adult and youth), and fight for the right of access to our public waters.

The Fluke Tournament’s rules and regulations can be found at www.jcaa.org. Entry forms can be printed out as well as tee shirt and hat order forms.

There are always new challenges from various interest groups that the JCAA will have to face on behalf of recreational anglers and some of these include:

  • To get better science for all fisheries, especially summer flounder, and fight for flexibility in fisheries management;
  • Stop the closing of large sections of the ocean to fishing for no scientific reasons (marine protected areas);
  • Keep the ocean waters clean by reducing contaminants coming into ocean and estuarine (nursery) waters;
  • Secure the removal of fish pots from the artificial reefs.

It is the mission of the JCAA to:

  • Fight for and protect the rights of New Jersey’s saltwater anglers;
  • Safeguard the environment;
  • Protect the recreational fishing industry and fishing access; and
  • Ensure the long-term sustainability of New Jersey’s fisheries.

Join us on June 13th. Early entry is $120 and must be received by June 6th (postmarks count). Any questions, call the JCAA office – 732-506-6565.