President's Report

by Mark Taylor

(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association October 2010 Newsletter)


I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer. With that being said itís time for everyone to get more involved with the issues that face us. I will be asking for more people to step up and be even more active in this organization. There are many different ways that you can get more active in JCAA, as an individual or a club. Please attend the next meeting for more details.

The last General Membership Meeting was June 29, 2010. This is a reminder that there has been some time since our last meeting and there is a lot of information that needs to be relayed to the membership. I would ask that all membership clubs send a delegate to the next meeting which will be held on September 28, 2010, so they can take it back to their clubs.

Our next fundraising event will be our Sportsperson of the Year Dinner which will be held on November 14th at Crystal Pt. Yacht Club in Pt. Pleasant. We have not received any nominations at the time of this newsletter so there are no bios published. We are still looking for nominations for this important honor. Please send a short bio of 150 words explaining the accomplishments of the nominee to the JCAA Office. It is not too early for your club to start talking about getting a table for this great event. Let all of us together make this event a great success. Look for more information in future articles from our Dinner Committee in the newspaper.

Mark your calendar for the annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament which is being held on Sunday, October 3 at Island Beach State Park. Come out and participate in the event, it is a lot of fun for the whole family. We all need to spend more time doing actives with our families. Read more about this in our newsletter. This 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.

In a press release dated August 20, 2010 the ASMFC & Mid-Atlantic Council approved 2011 TALs for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass and Bluefish. They will be forwarding its recommendations to NOAA's Northeast Regional Administrator for final approval. I will have copies of the press release at the next meeting.

The Bill S-1181/A-1683 (perimeter bill) that changes the perimeter for bow hunting around occupied buildings was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. We worked with the NJOA, New Jersey State Federation and the United Bow hunters of New Jersey on the bill.

As I mentioned in past newsletters, the Newspaper Committee is looking for clubs to send in a 500-word description about your club including who you are and what you do. Send it in by e-mail to with the stipulation that we will be using these highlights in the order that they are received and they will be published in the JCAA newsletter. So send in a description and promote your club and possibly get new members that live or fish in your area.

What you do now to protect the resource will be the future of the recreational fishing community.



The Next General Membership Meeting will be September 28, 2010. at the Brick Civic Plaza, 270 Chambers Bridge Road in Brick.


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