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15th Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament
Sunday October 1st, 2006

by Paul Smith

(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association September 2006 Newsletter)

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY ENTRY INCENTIVE

If your entry form is postmarked by September 9, 2006 you will:

* SAVE $5.00 on adult registration fee!

* BE ELIGIBLE for special prizes only to pre-   registrants on tournament day!

* AVOID DELAYS – You will receive prior registration verification to avoid delays on the morning of the Tournament.

See your local sport shop for an entry form or visit:  www.njfishandwildlife.com

Tournament Day Registration Fees:

$10.00(ages 18 & over - $15.00 on Tournament Day)

 $5.00 – Ages 13-17

Children 12 & under are FREE!

Same day registration will begin at 5:00 am at Pavilion #1.

Participating anglers will fish on Island Beach State Park from 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Special arrangements are available for handicapped anglers. Balloon tire equipped beach wheelchairs are available for anglers with disabilities. Volunteers will be needed to assist anglers with special needs who fish on tournament day. To volunteer, or to make arrangements for a handicapped angler, please contact Greg Kucharewski at 732-840-9197.

We need your help! If you do not plan to fish in the tournament, we need your help! We need owners of 4-wheel drive vehicles to volunteer as beach judges who will measure the fish caught by tournament contestants. Judges are vital to the smooth operation and success of this tournament. To volunteer as a judge, please contact by e-mail: Reb Gilliland at reb@rebsrods.com

We are looking forward to another successful event at Island Beach State Park on Sunday, October 1.  Participating anglers will fish on Island Beach State Park from 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  This annual event has become a fixture of the New Jersey Fall surf fishing season for an increasing number of surf anglers and their families.

We have been told that Gov. Jon Corzine will be at the tournament this year!

This is a fishing tournament that is enjoyed by the veteran surf fisherman as well as the novice angler. Anglers of all ages and levels of expertise take part and win in various categories in this tournament..

Tournament hats and t-shirts will be on sale in the Pavilion on Tournament day!  There will be a limited number of hats that will have a special new  Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament design.  Don’t forget to stop at the Pavilion, before and after fishing to get your hat and shirt!

Various sporting organizations, state agencies and Tournament supporters will have exhibits at the Pavilion throughout the tournament day.

 

 

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