by Sharon McKenna
Ten Great Reasons to Enter the JCAA Fluke Tournament
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association June 2009
One - $10,000 Grand Prize and you don’t even have to catch a single fish!
Two - A great day of fishing fun with family and friends!
Three - A gala awards celebration at Trump Marina Hotel Casino!
Four - Nine ports to fish from -- each with a $1,200 first prize!
Five - An evening at fun-filled Atlantic City!
Six - Cash and prizes galore!
Seven - A drawing for more door prizes than you can shake a graphite rod at!
Eight - A chance to take five of your friends or family fishing!
Nine - 90 fabulous port prizes! Ten chances to win at each port. Odds like this you won’t see in Vegas!
Ten - You’ll be helping the Jersey Coast Anglers Association fight to protect your fishing rights and the marine environment!
Hundreds of Chances to Win
This event is actually nine mini-tournaments in one. Each weigh station has its own set of prizes for the heaviest fluke brought to the scales including a $1,200 cash for first place, donated by JCAA plus Fisherman Headquarters for LBI; second prize is Shimano Fishing Lucanus® jigs fished on the specially designed Shimano Tescada® rods and the New Shimano Calcutta CTE 400 Jigging special reel, worth $649, third place $500 donated by JCAA and there are seven other great prizes from these sponsors: ProFishCo, Minn Kota, Canyon Gear International Outfitters, Interlux Paint and New Jersey Angler and Nor’east Saltwater Magazines. That’s a total of 90 port prizes! But there is more, much more! Contestants register in one of nine ports from Sandy Hook to Fortescue, each with easy access weigh stations.
You compete only against those boats registered in that port for the generous list of port prizes.
Once again, Trump Marina Hotel Casino Hotel has opened its arms to help us and we can’t thank them enough! Whenever you visit Atlantic City, we hope you will remember they are concerned about your fishing and the ocean environment, because we do!
The Drawing within the Tournament
In addition to your chance to win any of the port prizes by using your fishing skills, every boat entered has a shot at winning the Grand Prize - $10,000 cash! - and a host of door prizes! We know the economy has not been all that wonderful lately, so we are doing our part in making a fun time for you, your family and friends! Prizes will be given away as part of a huge drawing at the gala awards ceremony hosted by Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City on June 19, 2009. At least one member from your crew must be present for you to win these door prizes. There will be plenty of fun at the awards ceremony and you will have a chance to meet the JCAA volunteer staff who have spent countless hours bringing this tournament to you. The Grand Prize “big check” will be on display along with dozens of door prizes. Tournament T-shirts and hats will be available, although you will likely want to have ordered one in advance. It is amazing how quickly they are purchased and enjoyed! Come early and meet the representatives from all of our sponsors! Port prizes will, once again, be presented at the event by our master of ceremonies, Pat Donnelly.