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

May 17, 2020

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 John Kolacy of Flanders, NJ who took the grand prize and NJ Governor’s Cup by catching a 37 1/2″ striped bass.
Mr. Kolacy received two-rod and reel combinations and a plaque and will have his 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 26 1/4″-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 rod and reel combo.

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 2019 donors:

  • Betty and Nick’s Bait and Tackle
  • Chestnut Neck Boat Yard
  • Grumpy’s Bait and Tackle
  • Jersey Coast Surfcasters
  • Legal Limits
  • World Jeep

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

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

Mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament to be held on May 17, 2020

Jonathan Carlucci/NJ Div. Fish and Wildlife

John Kolacy of Flanders was awarded the Governor’s Cup for landing a 37½-inch striped bass.

Continue the Tradition

Become an instructor with Fish and Wildlife’s Hunter Education Program.

Our Hunter Education Unit is looking for New Jersey’s best ­sportsmen and sportswomen to become ­instructors at locations where students take the test and field course after first having completed the home study portion.

Call (856) 629-0552

Leave your name and address to receive an application.

Or complete the application form at:

Operation Game Thief

Report Abuse of our Outdoor Heritage!


24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week

The person who poaches, pollutes habitat and abuses public land
tarnishes the image of sportsmen and robs us of our fish and wildlife as well as tax and license dollars. You can make a difference.

Call OGT to report:

  • Negligent use of firearms
  • Over the limits for game and fish
  • Commercial exploitation of fish and wildlife
  • Pollution of habitat, dumping on state land
  • Destruction of signs and state property
  • Illegal killing, taking or possession of any wildlife

It’s Free. It’s Confidential.
You May Be Eligible for
a Reward.

Funded by the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs.

Designed to encourage sportsmen to report poaching and wildlife crimes.