Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament

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Get Outside & Enjoy a Day of Fishing with Family and Friends

Join us for the 28th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament!

1st Place in the High School Team Category, Toms River High School South, with Acting Commissioner Catherine McCabe at the Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament.

May 19, 2019

Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, NJ

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, along with our co-sponsors—New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Jersey Coast Anglers Association, and New Jersey Beach Buggy Association—congratulate Keri Mauger of Mohonton, PA who took the grand prize and NJ Governor’s Cup by catching a 36-inch bluefish during the 2018 tournament. Ms. Mauger received two-rod and reel combinations, a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses, a plaque and will have her name engraved on the Governor’s Cup.

Also, congratulations to Toms River High School South for winning first place in the High School Team Category with a 35 1/2-inch bluefish. Toms River High School South had their name engraved on the new High School Team Cup and received a 1st place plaque.

All participants who mailed their registration were entered into an early entry raffle for a Coastline Surf System.

Prizes are awarded in different species and age categories. For more information and to register, visit NJFishandWildlife.com/gsft.htm

A special thanks to our 2018 donors:

  • American Angler
  • Chestnut Neck Boat Yard
  • Grumpy’s Bait and Tackle
  • Jersey Coast Surfcasters
  • NJ Div. of Fish and Wildlife’s Hooked on Fishing—Not on Drugs Program
  • World Jeep

A special thanks to our 2018 High School Team Category donors:

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

Register now for the 28th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament to be held on May 19, 2019!