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

September 17th, 2022


      updated February 8, 2022

This NJBBA event will take place on September 17th at Island Beach State Park (IBSP). This is a FREE EVENT for kids 16 yrs. old and younger. Registration starts at 7:30 am at the first swimming area, “OBA-1”. The kids will receive an event t-shirt and a grab bag full of goodies after attending 5 learning stations. At 10 am the Fishing starts, any fish caught could be a winner. When the 3-hour fishing period ends, everyone returns to OBA-1 for a FREE lunch. During the lunch period the winning fish entered are calculated by the committee. At 2:30 pm, the Awards Ceremony starts. All winners receive a Rod/Reel Combo, a $25.Gift Card and a trophy. Then the FREE PRIZE GIVEAWAY starts. Each registered child will have a chance to pick the prize of their choice from the 130 prizes available to them. This Giveaway will take an hour or so to complete.

Thank you, Ken Hollins #23 Director/Chairman

If you have any questions please contact Ken at: njbbawebmaster@gmail.com

“No Prizes Will Be Given Out Before The Awards Ceremony.


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