7TH ANNUAL GOVERNORS SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT IS ANOTHER SUCCESS
(from Jersey Coast Anglers AssociationNovember 1998 Newsletter)
The 1998 Governors 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 everyones 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 Governors Surf Fishing Tournament Winners.
Becoming an Outdoor Woman Category:
First Place: Carol Hossler Wantage, NJ 22" Bluefish
Fly Fishing Category:
First Place: Don Langan Island Heights, NJ 29 1/2" Albacore
Child (Female) : Fluke
Second Place- Rachel Jochem (10 yrs old) Tabernacle, NJ 15 1/4"
First Place: Vanessa Altimari (5 yrs old), Tabernacle, NJ 15 1/2"
Child (Male): Fluke
Third Place- Joseph Peppin (12 yrs old) Beachwood, NJ 17 3/4"
Second Place- Fred Piell III (12 yrs old) Morrisville, Pa 17"
First Place: - Child (Male): Mark Caruso Jr. (6 yrs old) Bloomfield, NJ 19 ½"
Teen (Male): Fluke
Second Place - Tom Tiseo (13 yrs old) Bloomfield, NJ 16"
First Place - Jose Jorquez (16 yrs old) Collingwood, NJ, 21 1/2"
Adult (Male): Fluke
Third Place - Tom King Manahawken, NJ, 18"
Second Place Otto Anderson, Burlington, NJ I8 1/2" (caught at 9:26 am)
First Place Gary Simone Sr.,, Toms River, NJ 18 1/2" (caugbt at 6:35 am)
First Place- Arlene Parrino, Middletown, NJ 17 1/2"
Adult (Male): Blackfish
Third Place-Tom Dialfonso, Sommerville, NJ 17" (caught at 10:34 am)
Second Place- Howard Kennet, Jackson, NJ 17" (caught at 10:14 am)
First Place -Claus Faller, Beachwood, NJ 22 1/2"
Adult (Male): Striped Bass
Second Place - First Place Gary Jones, Smithville, NJ 29 1/4"
First Place - Jake Jakob, Hartsville, PA 31"
Child (Male): Albacore
First Place- Bill Fox (12 yrs old) Toms River, NJ 25 ½"
Teen (Male): Albacore
First Place- Sean Camp (14 yrs old) Gloucester, NJ 21 "
Adult (Female): Albacore
First Place Jennifer Dilorenzo, Monmouth Beach, NJ 24 1/2"
Third Place- Dominic Scalzo, Belford, NJ 28"
Second Place - Bob Leitner Jr.,Vernon, NJ 28 ½"
First Place- Anthony Califano, Philadelphia, PA 29 ¼"
Child (Female): Bluefish
First Place - Samantha Salato (11 yrs old), Toms River, NJ 12 1/8"
Third Place - Marc Pietrow (9 yrs old) Trenton, NJ 19 ¾"
Second Place - Richard Simone (10 yrs old) Toms River, NJ 21"
First Place - Vincent Dimareo (7 yrs old) Jamesburg, NJ 21 ½"
Teen (Male): Bluefish
Second Place Chris Pierson (13 yrs old) Brick, NJ 16 ¾" (also caught a 15 7/8" Bluefish)
First Place - Ronald Butkiewiez (17 yrs old) Plainfield, NJ 22 3/8" Bluefish (also caught a 21 1/4" Bluefish)
Adult (Male): Bluefish
Third Place Dominick Savasta Jr., Tuckerton, NJ 28"
Second Place Bill Marcus, Berkeley Hts., NJ28 1/2"
First Place Elmer Wills Jr. Southhampton, NJ 33 1/2" (also caught a 31 1/2 " Bluefish)
Adult (Female): Bluefish
Third Place Sharon Becker, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 19"
Second Place - Cindy Jablonski, Levittown, PA 26"
First Place Bluefish and Winner of the 1998 Governor's Cup
Peggy Peterson, Toms River, NJ
34 ½" Bluefish
The continued success of this tournament is made possible by the efforts of the sponsoring sportsmens groups and the State of New Jersey. The Jersey Coast Anglers Association, New Jersey Federation of Sportsmens Clubs, New Jersey Beach Buggy Association, Department of Environmental Protections 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 sportsmens 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.