Fishing Tournament

Fishing Regulations New Jersey Freshwater Fishing

Join us for the 29th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament!

May 17, 2020

Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, NJ

Spend a day of family fishing fun on the beaches at Island Beach State Park. Prizes are awarded in different species and age categories.
For more information and to register, visit www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/gsft.htm

Congratulations John Kolacy of Flanders, NJ who took the grand prize and NJ Governor’s Cup by catching a 37 ½-inch striped bass at the 28th Annual Tournament.

Also, congratulations to Toms River High School South for winning first place in the High School Team Category with a 26 ¼-inch bluefish.

A special thanks to our 2019 donators:

  • American Angler
  • Betty and Nick’s
    Bait and Tackle
  • Chestnut Neck
    Boat Yard
  • Friends of Island Beach State Park
  • Grumpy’s Bait
    and Tackle
  • Jersey Coast Surfcasters
  • Legal Limits
  • NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Hooked on Fishing —Not on Drugs Program
  • World Jeep

A special thanks to our 2019 High School Team Category donors:

  • The Fisherman
  • The Reel Seat
  • Shark River Surf Anglers

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