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Contact: Ken Hollins at 848-333-4707


 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


The 23rd annual NJBBA Youth Surfing Fishing Tournament was held on Saturday September 10, 2016.  The weather and surf were perfect for a day of fishing.  This year 112 children up to the age of 16 participated in the event. 


The day started with all participants attending educational stations on fishing, safety and marine life.  Thank you to NJBBA members, NJ Fish & Wildlife, Jenkinson's Aquarium, Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs, Seaside Park Fire Dept and Island Beach State Park for educating our participants.  

During the fishing portion of the event the participants entered 66 fish including fluke, bluefish, a kingfish and a dogfish.  

After the famous Beach Buggy hot dog lunch for the kids and parents, trophies and prizes were awarded. 


 A huge thank you to all the sponsors and donors who make this event possible year after year. Without the very generous support of our sponsors it would not be possible for us to send EVERY child home with a goody bag, T-Shirt, full belly and a prize of their choice. Not to mention gift cards for parents and a rod/reel combo & trophy for each winner.


Please visit our sponsors, shop with them and thank them for supporting NJBBA.


Thank you to the staff of Island Beach State Park for providing the venue and helping make this years tournament a success.  And THANK YOU to all the NJBBA members who for their time and effort putting this event together.  


Chris LeLong cblelong@gmail.com


22nd Annual Children's Surf Fishing Tournament

2015 Winners

8 and under age group

1st Place: Brian D. = Ava P. 16.50" Fluke

2nd Place: James R. 14.75" Kingfish
3rd Place:
Chris D. 14.00" Bluefish

9 - 12 age group

1st Place: William R. 20.00" Dogfish

2nd Place: Cammi S. 18.50" Fluke
3rd Place:
Olivia S. 16.00" Fluke

13 - 16 age group

1st Place: Brian D. 18.25 Bluefish

2nd Place: Justin M. 14.75" Bluefish

3rd Place: Eric M. 13.50" Bluefish



Smallest Fish Award

Cooper W. 7.25 Bluefish

Most Fish Judges Award

Kyle S. 18 Bluefish

Youngest Angler to Enter a Fish

Logan H....age 5....8.25" Bluefish

Most Unusual Fish Judges Award



  New Jersey Beach Buggy Association 

23nd Annual Children’s Surf Fishing Tournament

2016 Shirt Sponsors:

click on our sponsors for their website:

Alex’s Bait & Tackle

Berkeley Striper Club

Betty & Nick’s Bait & Tackle

Citta-Moffitt Realtors

Grumpys Tackle

Fisherman’s Supply Inc

Jersey Shore Surfcasters

Lukoil Southern Service

Jenkinson's Aquarium

Charlie's Bait & Tackle

Friends of Island Beach

Reel Seat Bait & Tackle

Riephoff Sawmill Inc.

Sea Grant Consortium

Shark River Surf Anglers

Seaside Park Service Center

Shore and More General Store

"Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" Program 

Murphy's Hook House


2016 Tournament  click picture to enlarge  Pictures by Kevin Knutsen, Maureen Bailey & Paul Novello