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Tournament September 12, 2015 at IBSP


For Information on how you can help be a sponsor or donate prizes


Tim Burden 





 8:00am-10:00am: Registration (16 and under) and Instructional tables located at Bathing Area #1

10:00am-1:00pm: Fishing Portion, only areas 7 to 23, (no fishing south of #23 to the jetty or bathing areas)

1:00pm-3:00pm: Hot Dogs and Beverage are then served while Judges total weigh-ins

3:00pm: Awards Ceremony


115 Kids WOW!!

On September 6 2014, NJBBA held their 21st Youth Surf Fishing Tournament. Headed by Tom Coopy and the many volunteers, it was our most successful tournament with 115 kids. The weather was fantastic for the kids along with their parents to spend the day together on the beach fishing. The kids signed-in and then proceeded to five learning stations, like tying knots, casting, plug identification, fish identification. All the children received a tournament shirt, grab bags filled with fishing items donated by the local area bait and tackle stores. When the fishing ended at 1:00 they all came back for a well deserved lunch of hot dogs, drinks served by our gals in the Hospitality committee. After lunch all the children received prizes of their choose and the parents even received gift certificates from local businesses. We had 1st, 2nd, & 3rd winners in all three age categories, with the tournaments largest fish being a 34 3/4" dogfish. That's the biggest fish award, a $500 custom rod in memory of NJBBA member Ed Rea, presented by Ed's wife, Sandy, Billy Vivona the rod builder and Ed's daughter Liz. All the winners received trophies along with a surf rod and reel. 

THANKS to ALL the sponsors that contributed! without them this event wouldn't be as successful as it is year after year, well over $2500 of merchandise.


20th Annual Children's Surf Fishing Tournament

2013 Winners

8 and under age group

1st Place: Chase P. =DOGFISH 23 3/4" Age 3

2nd Place: Olivia S.= FLUKE  20 3/4"  Age 3
3rd Place: Allen M. = DOGFISH 18 1/8" Age 8

9 - 12 age group

1st Place: Justin M. =DOGFISH 29 1/4" Age 11

2nd Place: Kat A.= DOGFISH 27 3/4" Age 12
3rd Place: Cammi =S. SKATE 26" Age 10

13 - 16 age group (scored 10 fish)

1st Place: Dana B. =DOGFISH 34 3/4" Age 15

2nd Place: Abigail M. =DOGFISH 31" Age 16

3rd Place: Callin K. =DOGFISH 25 1/2" Age 14

Judge's Awards Sponsors

Capt. Mitchell Gerritty, "BIG - I" Charters

Jersey Shore Surfcasters

Largest Fish Award

Dana B.= DOGFISH 34 3/4"

First Fish Judges Award

Kevin C.= FLUKE 25 1/2"

Most Fish Judges Award

Liam V. = 4 FLUKE

Most Unusual Fish Judges Award

Cedar S.= STARGAZER 23"

Smallest Fluke Judges Award

Zach L.= FLUKE 13 1/2"

The only Blue Fish Caught Award

Kyle S.= 9 5/8" BLUEFISH

THEN we had 2 kids Brother & Sister who caught a fluke of just legal size that Tim Burden brought up to OBA#1 that we transferred into the fish tank. These kids received HOFNOD fishing gear bag.


  New Jersey Beach Buggy Association 

21st Annual Children’s Surf Fishing Tournament

2013 Shirt Sponsors:

click on our sponsors for their website:

Alex’s Bait & Tackle

Berkeley Striper Club Youth Program

Betty & Nick’s Bait & Tackle

Citta-Moffitt Realtors

Grumpys Tackle

Fisherman’s Supply Inc

Jersey Shore Surfcasters

Lukoil Southern Service

Shirt Designer: John Poveromo

Friends of Island Beach

Reel Seat Bait & Tackle

Riephoff Sawmill Inc.

Sea Grant Consortium

Shark River Surf Anglers

Seaside Park Service Center

Tactical Anglers Alberto Knie

NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife's

"Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" Program 


21st Annual Children’s Surf Fishing Tournament

2013 Donor List

click on our sponsors for their website:

3C's Luncheonette

Berkeley Fish Market Restaurant

Brielle Bait & Tackle

All Star Bagel of Jackson

Castaway’s B&T

The Coleman Family

Dr. Khanh Nguyen 

Gates Bait & Tackle

IGFA ~ Junior Anglers

J & C Campers

L & H Wood & Water

New Egypt Speedway

On The Water Magazine

Peddles & Paddles Rental

Point Lobster Company

RKE Athletic

Route 37 Water Sports Waverunner & Boat Rental

Tackle Direct, World's Premier Fishing Outfitter

Dunkin Donuts of Tom's River Route 166

Somerset Patriots, Bridgewater NJ

Farley's Ice Cream of Jackson


Billy Vivona and the Rod Company

IHOP of Howell

Lakewood BlueClaws

Wall Stadium

Apple Bee's of Toms River

A1 JDK Specialties

Beach Authority

Butch's Tackle

Capt'n Hippo Bait & Tackle

Corky's Tackle Inc.

Creekside Outfitters Bait & Tackle


Grizz's Bait & Tackle

Jersey Shore Watercraft Rental

McLaughlin’s General Store

Norma-K III

Quaker State & Lube of Brick

Pier House Restaurant

Ramsey Outdoor Stores

Reel Life Bait & Tackle

Silverton Fishing Club

The Kayak Fishing Store Wildwood, NJ


These NJBBA supporters help make our

Annual Children’s Surf Fishing Tournament

successful, rewarding, and fun for everyone in attendance.

We ask that you support their efforts, by patronizing them

and saying “Thank You” for sponsoring this tournament.


2014 Tournament    click picture to enlarge