2006 Fluke Tournament
Bigger and Better Port Prizes for 2006

by Phil Celmer

(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association May 2006 Newsletter)

Mark your calendar for June 10th (fishing) and June 16th (ceremony). This year’s tournament promises to be the best tournament in Jersey Coast’s 25 year history: super port prizes - 120 of them, maybe more - and a fun time for all while you help JCAA maintain its ability to fight for your fishing rights. This tournament, in its twelfth year, is now one of the largest fishing events in the country.

The Jersey Coast Fluke Tournament is a unique concept that will again have twelve ports with each one having its own mini-tournament with its own set of 10 prizes for 2006. The fantastic Trump Marina Hotel Casino and JCAA will sponsor the first place prizes of $1,200 cash for each port. Our second place sponsor, Boater’s World, has a generous second place prize of a $750 gift certificate good in all Boater’s World stores. Raymarine’s third prize has been upgraded to the bigger, state of the art, DS5000X T/M Digital High Definition Fish Finder. We are especially pleased that Minn Kota will be a new major port sponsor this year. Additional major port sponsors include: Maui Jim Sunglasses, Abu Garcia/Fenwick, Canyon Gear International, American Fishing Wire/Hi-Seas, and New Jersey Angler Magazine and others. We are delighted to add Nor’east Magazine to this year’s media sponsors.  Nor’east <web site is www.noreast.com>.

This year we will be giving away over $110,000 in cash & prizes. Each contest is held at one of the twelve ports from Jersey City in the north to Fortescue in the south with each port serving as its own weigh station. Your crew, with up to six anglers, will compete for 10 prizes at the port you select.

All participants are automatically eligible for the Grand Prize donated by our other major sponsors, Century Boats and Yamaha.  The door prize is an 1801 Century Boat center console with a 4 stroke Yamaha outboard and LoadRite trailer. This fantastic fishing package will be awarded to a lucky angler after the huge door-prize drawing at Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City the following Friday, June 16th. Entry forms will soon be available. In the meantime, you can go to http://www.jcaa.org for links to our great sponsors and the latest news.

JCAA is looking for a part-time intern to assist in the 2006 Fluke Tournament. Applicants should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Access and Publisher. However, the main requirements are a desire to be part of a great organization that is known for its honesty and integrity for protecting the marine resource and the right of the anglers that fish it. We can train you to do the rest.  The job runs from April through July 1. The hours are flexible and only mid May through the first week in June will be demanding. Please contact Phil Celmer via email at pcelmer@comcast.net


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