(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association November 1998 Newsletter)

The 1998 Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament took place at Island Beach State Park on a day that was rainy and less than desirable, but over 1,000 hardy anglers stayed on the beach throughout most of the contest. There were enough fish being caught to keep everyone’s interest.

The organizers of the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament would like to thank Penn Reels, Orvis, G. Loomis and Ultimus Lures for their generous donations. Many other donations made this a really great event for all the participants. A complete list of these donators will appear in the November issue of JCAA NEWS.

1998 Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament Winners.

Becoming an Outdoor Woman Category:

Fly Fishing Category:

Fluke Category:

Child (Female) : Fluke

Child (Male): Fluke

Teen (Male): Fluke

Adult (Male): Fluke

Adult (Female):Blackfish

Adult (Male): Blackfish

Adult (Male): Striped Bass

Child (Male): Albacore

Teen (Male): Albacore

Adult (Female): Albacore

Adult(Male): Albacore

Child (Female): Bluefish

Child(Male): Bluefish

Teen (Male): Bluefish

Adult (Male): Bluefish

Adult (Female): Bluefish

First Place Bluefish and Winner of the 1998 Governor's Cup

Peggy Peterson, Toms River, NJ
34 " Bluefish

The continued success of this tournament is made possible by the efforts of the sponsoring sportsmen’s groups and the State of New Jersey. The Jersey Coast Anglers Association, New Jersey Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, New Jersey Beach Buggy Association, Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Parks and Forestry, and Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife work together each year to produce a memorable and successful event.

Volunteers from the sportsmen’s groups make this wonderful event run so smoothly each year. Our thanks go to all the folks that were judges, manned the registration desk, cooked and served the food and those who worked with the youthful anglers and the Becoming an Outdoors Woman group.

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