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 25th ANNUAL GOVERNOR'S  CUP

MAY, 15 2016

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Every year the New Jersey Beach Buggy Assn. supplies the

Governor's Cup with the Judges from our Membership.

If you would like to volunteer and you are a member in good standing

All Judges to meet at Park Office 4:30am

Contact: Mark Pantle

732-269-8291

pantlesr@yahoo.com

                                                                                                                        

2016 Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament

 

The 25th Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament was held Sunday, May 15 at Island Beach State Park (IBSP). A west wind kept it chilly but bluefish blitzes made for a great day of fishing for approximately 600 registered participants. On the beach anglers were busy catching a lot of fish with 245 fish entered into the bluefish category and three fish entered into the striped bass category.

     Dakota Hahn of Toms River took the grand prize and New Jersey Governor's Cup by catching a 43.5-inch striped bass. Mr. Hahn received two rod-and-reel combinations, one of which was a 2016 TICA rod; a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses; a plaque; and will have his name engraved on the Governor's Cup, which is permanently on display at the park.

      The New Jersey Beach Buggy Association (NJBBA) also took the time to recognize New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Compliance and Enforcement Assistant Commissioner Ray Bukowski, who had previously been the manager at IBSP. NJBBA recognized his support and hard work in restoring IBSP after Superstorm Sandy. Ray was awarded with a plaque and Honorary NJBBA Lifetime Member.

 

Stripe Bass

Category

Name

Location

Size

Time

Caught

 
           

Adult Male

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Dakota Hahn

Toms River,NJ

43 1/2"

 

WINNER:

 2016 GOVERNOR'S CUP

2nd

Rich Bergman

Atco, NJ

38 3/4"

 

 

3rd

Zoltan Eayed

Trenton, NJ

31 1/2"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluefish Category

         

Adult Male

         

1st

Justin Barbier

Woodland Park, NJ

39 1/2"

 

 

2nd

Keith Scharago

Beachwood, NJ

38"

7:15AM

 

3rd

Brandon Hewitt

Little Egg Harbor,NJ

38"

8:05AM

 

Adult Female

         

1st

 Kaitlyn Bach

Toms River, NJ

37"

7:35AM

 

2nd

Donna McConnell

Somerset, NJ

37"

11:10AM

 

3rd

Alyssa DiMarco

Delran, NJ

36 5/8

 

 

Teen Male

         

1st

Aiden (AJ) Elmore

Little Egg Harbor, NJ

38"

   

2nd

Eric Mayers

Cranbury, NJ

36"

 

 

3rd

Thomas Heffelfinger

Toms River, NJ

34"

 

 

Teen Female

         

1st

Savanna Rodriguez

Reading, PA

36"

   

2nd

Shanna Hudler

Toms River, NJ

30 1/2"

 

 

3rd

NA

 

 

 

 

Child Male

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Caden Michalski

Edison, NJ

36"

 

 

2nd

Nathan Schwarz

Westchester, PA

34 1/2"

 

 

3rd

Allen Magre

Haskell, NJ

34 1/4"

 

 

Child Female

 

 

 

 

 

1st

Jacklyn Janiec,

Bloomingdale, NJ

32 1/2"

 

 

2nd

Mackenzie Gordon

Toms River, NJ

32"

8:55AM

 

3rd

Olivia Boris

McDonald, PA

32"

10:45AM

 

Visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/gsft.htm on the NJDEP Division of Fish
and Wildlife for more information, including all winners since 1992, about the
Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament.

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

Along with the tournament prizes offered, the registration forms of pre-registrants and same-day entrants are placed into special drawings for additional prizes.

To date, the tournament has raised more than $130,000 for conservation projects and improved beach access. Funds have been used for the purchase of specialized beach wheel chairs that provide beach access for the disabled and elderly at IBSP; educational displays in the Interpretive Center at IBSP; a beach access ramp connecting parking area A7 to the beach at IBSP; an automatic heart defibrillator unit for IBSP; two mobile fishing equipment trailers with rods and reels for use in fishing education programs throughout the state; and educational materials/field study equipment for various environmental education programs.

Overall fish length determined the grand prize winner, as well as place winners for each of the species categories. This past year there were winning fish tied in length in two categories; tournament rules dictate that the first-caught and checked-in fish places higher. There were categories for children, teen and adult anglers, including sub-categories for male and female anglers.