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Fishing Tournament

Mark your calendar for the Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament!


May 15, 2022

Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, NJ


Manasquan High School - The 2021 High School Team category winners of the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament. Photo by Courtney Venuti/NJ Div. Fish and Wildlife.
Congratulations to Manasquan High School as the 2021 High School Team category winners! Photo by Courtney Venuti/NJ Div. Fish and Wildlife.

Enjoy a great day of surf fishing with family and friends at the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament.

The individual who catches the overall largest fish wins the "Governor's Award" and will have their name engraved on the Governor's Cup, which is permanently displayed at Island Beach State Park. Prizes are awarded to winners in a variety of age group and fish species categories.

All funds raised by the tournament go toward improving beach access, surf fishing instruction programs and equipment plus marine education and restoration projects.

The tournament is sponsored by NJDEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and Division of Parks and Forestry, New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Jersey Coast Anglers Association and New Jersey Beach Buggy Association.

For more information visit: NJFishandWildlife.com/gsft.htm or call 609-748-4347