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28th Annual Children's Surf Fishing Tournament

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***27th Annual Children’s Surf Fishing Tournament***

September 17th, 2022


      updated September 30, 2022

NJBBA Youth Fishing Tournament Results

NJBBA held the 27th annual Youth fishing tournament at Island Beach Park on Saturday September 17th. The entries included 59 young anglers who caught 11 legal fish. Over 100 undersized fish were released back into the Atlantic. Each participant went home with a door prize of their choice. Trophy winners are listed clicking below:

 2022 Youth Tourney Results




2022 Pictures




2019 event Below


We would like to thank all the parents/guardians of the 95 boys and girls that registered to fish in the 26th. Annual Children`s Surf Fishing Tournament, held on September 14, 2019 at Island Beach State Park...The fish were just as hungry this year as they were at last year`s event...95 fish were caught and measured in 3 hours time...The first fish came ashore at 10:02 am and the last fish showed up at 1:00 pm on the dot * * * * * The weather on this day was warm, sunny and a little windy from the southeast...14 - trophies, 9 -10 foot surf rod/reel combo`s and 14 gift cards were handed out to the winners...All 95 kids also went home with event t-shirts, grab bags filled with knowledge, and prizes of their choice from the 162 that were available for the taking * * * * * We would also like to thank Jenkinson`s Aquarium for the "touch tank" education, and N.J. Fish/Wildlife [ Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs ] who lent out fishing poles * * * Hope to see everyone at the 27th. Annual Event in September 2020 Ken Hollins #23 Event Director along with my committee of NJBBA Volunteers

The "26th. Annual Youth Surf Fishing Tournament" 2019 Winners... "8 and under age group"..1st. place: Chris M. 24" Skate 2nd. place: Michael B. 17" Bluefish 3rd. place: Chase P. 14" Bluefish  "9-12 age group"...1st. place: Ian P. 19 3/4" Bluefish 2nd. place: Chris A. 19 1/4" Bluefish 3rd. place: Chris D. 17 1/2" Bluefish "13-16 age group"...1st. place: Dominick C. 21" Bluefish 2nd. place: Keith K. 18 3/4" Bluefish 3rd. place: Bijay S. 16" Bluefish ************************************************************************************************* Judges Awards>>> the "Capt. Bill Snyder, Sr. First Fish Award" James R. 17" Bluefish [ caught at 10:02 am ] *** "Most Fish Award" Eric M. [ 11 fish caught ] *** "Most Unusual Fish Award" Hasna L. [ 3" Permit ] *** "Smallest Fish Award" Jacob B. [ 2" Spearing ] *** "Last Fish Award" Vijay S. 9 3/4" Bluefish [ caught at 1:00 pm ] *************************************************************************************************



Pictures from 2019


Winners 2019