President's Report

by Mark Taylor
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association May 2019 Newsletter)

JCAA will be having its Annual High Roller Raffle drawing on May 9th at 7:30PM. If you had stopped by one of the shows or flea markets that JCAA was at and purchased a ticket or two, JCAA and the people of the recreational community thank you for your support. If you haven’t got any tickets time is running out and if you have tickets that were mailed to you get them back to the JCAA Office. I would like to take the time to mention all the people, Companies or originations that donated for this raffle: Capt. Mike Placko "Sign Me Up Charters," Fisherman's Headquarters, Grumpy’s Tackle, Canyon Reels, Tony Maja, TICA, Shu Fly, Costa Del Mar, ICOM and JCAA. Thank you all for your generous donations.

JCAA will have a table at the Liberty Landing Marina's 2019 Vendor Spotlight and Swap Meet Event on May 11th. I will be there promoting the JCAA 25th Annual JCAA Fluke Tournament and talking to all the people that stop by the table for any of the questions they may have. Mark the date in your calendar and plan on attending, it will be an event not to miss. I would like to thank Liberty Landing Marina for continuing to be a 1st Place Port Sponsor for Jersey City.

It’s that time of the year to start thinking about entering the 25th Annual JCAA Fluke Tournament. The Tournament date is June 15th with and Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 20th in Toms River. Waste no time and get your entries in and make sure you get in all the categories that you want to. See the rules and more information about the fluke tournament in this newsletter and on our website. Hope to see you all either at the weigh-in stations or the awards ceremony. Displayed outside at the Awards Ceremony we will be giving away to a lucky winner a brand new StarCraft Boat powered by a Yamaha Outboard and sitting on a Yacht Club Trailer. These are amazing companies that come through for JCAA and the recreational community every year. I am looking forward in continuing to work together for years to come.

As a person of the recreational community it is your responsibility to be up on all the topics and species regulations that concerns our resource that we all love so much. As always there a lot going on with all the species every year. The Fluke (Summer Flounder) and Seabass regulations should be completed for this year as I am writing this column. Check out NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife website for the latest. There will be major discussion on Striped Bass and other species yet to come. JCAA will have people at the meetings as they are scheduled and we will get the information out through our newsletter, website and Facebook page. Stay in touch with the correct information as it becomes available here at JCAA. We all need to step up and get involved to protect our sport for the future.

I have been at some of the member clubs to speak. If you would like me or an officer to speak at your club, please send an email to mtsport64@aol.com and in the subject put “Speak at Club.”

The next JCAA General Meeting is May 28th at 385 Herbertsville Road, Brick NJ, 08724. Make sure you mark your calendar. Remember, JCAA is always here for you, but we need more people to get involved to help protect the future of our fisheries.

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