Atlantic County Surf Fishing Derby!
Has to be my favorite event of the year, and I am proud to be a part of it!
This year the proceeds are going to be going to the Police Benevolent Associations for the participating municipalities.... Brigantine, Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate, and Longport... wait a minute, did I say... LONGPORT?!!?? Yes, it's true for the first time in years!
Beginning September 19th and running thru October 31, the beaches of Absecon Island open up for charity and the cash prizes start rolling for Stripers, Bluefish, Tog and Kingfish. You must sign up at one of the weigh stations beginning NOW!. As before, each muncipality issues it's own beach permit so you have to make multiple stops if you are going to drive on the beach before the tourney starts.
Remember... this is a LAND BASED TOURNEY ONLY! No boats, kayaks, rafts, surfboards, nutin that floats... if you ain't walking, you're cheatin
Capt. Andy's in Margate is Tourney Headquarters, other weigh in and sign up starting this upcoming weekend are:
Bayside B&T in Brigantine
Fish Finder Marine in Brigantine
Riptide Bait & Tackle in Brigantine (NEW this year!)
Absecon Bay Sportsmen Center (thanks Dave!)
One Stop Bait & Tackle in AC
The Ship Shop in Ventnor
Scott's Dock in Margate (Hi Robin!)
Brennans Marine in Somers Point
Dolfin Dock in Somers Point
Offshore Bait & Tackle in AC
$20 gets you in and there will be an Awards lunch at Maynards in Margate on Nov 12... so start telling your wives you have a weekend work meeting now .
This is a great event that started out years ago as a way to raise money for bulletproof vests for local LEOs before the State started paying for them... now we are going back to the guys on the job with the proceeds and we are all real happy about helping out those brave men and women that watch our backs for us..
There are both weekly and overall prizes (cash) as well as youth and ladies awards.
Hope you can join us for the fun!