President's Report

by Mark Taylor
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association November 2019 Newsletter)

December General Meeting Changed to December 17th

It is important to mark your December calendar for the meeting change of date (Dec. 17th). As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter this change is due to the December holidays falling on a Tuesday. I will need a head count by the November meeting of who is planning on attending the December 17th meeting so the food can be ordered. It is on the meeting agenda for October and November to remind the club representatives to bring back to their clubs. If you plan on attending, please email me at mtsport64@aol.com and put in the subject “JCAA December Meeting.”

Volunteers and Nominations for 2020 JCAA Officers

If you ever thought of becoming more involved in JCAA or becoming a JCAA officer, now is the time. We are looking for people to step up and not be those misinformed recreational fishermen spreading incomplete information. Yes, there is a lot of information out there to digest, but learning how to access the most current and accurate information is key. You can do this by becoming more involved. You will learn a lot more of the fisheries management process. You can be a volunteer or if you’re interested in becoming an officer let me know. JCAA will be having the elections for the 2020 Jersey Coast Anglers Association Officers at the December 17th meeting, so make sure your club representative is there to vote and speak for your club.

Sportsperson of the Year Dinner

Check with your club to see if they reserved a table or two at this year’s JCAA Sportsperson of the Year Dinner which will be held on November 10th and sent their dinner selections along with the money to Dinner Co-Chairman Dan Miller. If you read last month’s newsletter, and again in this newsletter, there is a more detailed article about the dinner with dinner selections written by Dinner Co-Chairman Paul Turi. This is one of the major fundraisers for JCAA to help fight for you, so get a club table. You can come as an individual to support yourself through JCAA. Reach out and get your tickets in the next few weeks. Tickets again this year are $80 per person and $650 for a table of 10. To reserve your tickets, call Dan Miller at (609) 641-7821 or email Dan at blueangray@comcast.net. The venue has changed to Martell’s Water’s Edge, 125 Bayview Ave., Bayville, NJ from 4-8 pm. You don’t want to miss this amazing time.

Striped Bass

The deadline date of October 7th has come and gone. I hope your club was able to write your comments and submit them to Max Apeman, FMP Coordinator, and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on the Striped Bass Draft Addendum VI. This addendum could make some significate changes on how we fish for them and regulations. If your club missed the deadline you as a member should ask why. All New Jersey clubs as well as individuals need to be more involved and have that voice. If not we will lose something we all enjoy doing now as well in the future.

Show Time

The time is fast approaching for clubs having fishing flea markets and the big shows. I will be putting together a list of volunteers to work for JCAA, so contact me if you can help out. It is time to start thinking about it and let me know when you can help. I will have the signup sheets at the next meeting. JCAA will be having a booth at this time at the following:

JCAA had a table at some clubs fishing flea markets last year but as of the time I am writing this article we have not committed to any. If your club is having one and would like to have JCAA there contact me at mtsport64@aol.com and put in the subject “Club Fishing Flea Market.”

Jersey Coast Anglers Association will always be there for you, but we need more people to get involved to help protect the future of our fisheries. There is power in numbers.

The 2020 Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series will be in Atlantic City at Resorts Casino Hotel on Saturday, February 8.


The next JCAA General Meeting is November 26th at 385 Herbertsville Road.

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