JCAA’s 17th Annual Fluke Tournament, June 11, 2011
By Tim Burden, Tournament Director
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association March 2011 Newsletter)
We’ve seen and spoken to hundreds of JCAA supporters visiting our show booths recently at the Atlantic City Boat Show and at The Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen show in Edison last month. For those at the Edison show signing the list for tournament applications, the registration forms will be mailed shortly.
Many stated they eagerly wait for the JCAA 17th Annual Fluke Tournament scheduled for Saturday, June 11th 2011 (rain or shine). While at the shows, I feel privileged to have spoken with dozens of past participants from each of the ten ports around the state. Quite a few were past port prize winners that are already signing up to be in the largest one-day fishing tournament of its kind in the United States.
Everyone agreed to be part of this year’s Awards Ceremony at Trump Marina Hotel Casino on June 17th, 2011 in Atlantic City. This is where the fun really begins and one lucky Fluke Tournament registrant will win the Grand Prize, even if their boat didn’t weigh in a fluke! More times than not, in past years, the Grand Prize winners never used their affidavit at the weigh station.
Last year, upwards of 2,200 anglers, family and friends showed up for the celebration. Through the evening, the port winners were called up onto the stage to receive their prizes and accolades from the crowd. On this night, all tournament registrants attending have an equal opportunity to not only bring home fantastic door prizes, but also have an automatic entry to win the Grand Prize. Win or lose, it’s always a night to be remembered by everyone in attendance.
At this time, the Grand Prize is not yet finalized. However, participants can be assured there will be tens of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes to be won! Each of the ten ports will have 12 port prizes. All 1st place winners still get a $1,200 prize! The eleven remaining winners get prizes such as rods, reels, line, bait, premium sunglasses, quality marine products, and other items. This would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors: Trump Marina, Penn Reels, Shakespeare Uglystik, Berkley Gulp Bait, Spiderwire, West Marine, Canyon Gear Outfitters, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Nor’East Saltwater, Costa, Interlux Paint and others. The tournament committee is meeting with sponsors to finalize: the port and grand prizes, printing of the collectable Fluke Tournament t-shirts & hats, and hopefully a means of allowing boaters to easily register online.
Registering for the tournament is easy. Just complete the form in the monthly newsletter. Mail it with a check made payable to the JCAA, and address it to:
JCAA Fluke Tournament