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SEPTEMBER 15, 2018



For Information on how you can help be a sponsor or donate prizes

Contact: Ken Hollins at turkey.trot2@optimum.net


 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 24th. Annual Childrens Surf Fishing Tournament was held on September 16, of this year. The tide was low, it was a sunny and warm day. Fishing was pretty good for the 94 children that participated in this event. 15 fish were caught and entered into the tournament. Bluefish, Striped Bass, and a Sundial were among the winning fish entered. 3 Fluke were caught up to 19 1/2", but were all released alive and not counted, since they were out of season. This event is not just about fishing, it also teaches the children important facts about respect for Coastal and Environmental Resources.

    After registration, each child must attend the 5 Learning Stations set up for them in order to receive their FREE event t-shirt and a Grab Bag full of fishing goodies. [these bags contain Enviromental and Fishing magazines/charts, fishing tackle, and other items donated by local business`s]. Among these Learning Stations are a "touch tank" provided by Jenkinsons Aquarium...ocean/beach safety-by the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Co...Fish ID/info by NJ Fish & Wildlife...Knot Tying and Fishing Lure ID provided by NJBBA.

    All the children head out at 10:00am to fish the surf till 1:00pm. When they return, the Famous beach buggy lunch is served to them and their families, "hotdogs/drinks & snacks". After lunch the Awards for entering a fish are given out. Included with these awards are trophies, gift cards, a pole/reel combo, & a photo of each winner. A group photo of all the children participating is also taken.

    The best part of this event is the "Prize Giveaways". Each child entered has their name called out and they get to choose one prize from the 6 tables holding 135 prizes. The prizes include: fishing poles/reels/tackle boxes/clothing/hats/books/crab traps. Also, sports items/games/dolls/backpacks/sports balls/wiffle bats/baseball gloves/boogie boards/bike helmets/snorkle mask and fins.

    At the end of the day the children went home with their FREE prizes, t-shirts, grab-bags, winnings and some "knowledge" of the Coastal Environment we all love and respect.

    Thank you to all the Donors and event t-shirt Sponsors that help out this event every year...See you all next year!

Ken Hollins #23 >>> CSFT Director/Chairman


24th Annual Youth Surf Fishing Tournament

2017 Winners

8 and under age group

1st Place: Chase P. 10 1/2" Bluefish

2nd Place: Chris D. 10" Bluefish
3rd Place:
Hailey P. 8 3/4" Bluefish

9 - 12 age group

1st Place: Dominic C. 32 1/4" Bluefish

2nd Place: Maurice G. 30 1/2" Stripe Bass

(tail bit off by shark)
3rd Place: PJ N. 19 1/2" Bluefish

13 - 16 age group

1st Place: Eric M. 11" Sundial

2nd Place: NA

3rd Place: NA



Smallest Fish Award

Olivia S. 8" Bluefish

Most Fish Award

Ava P. 2 Bluefish

 Fish Caught Award

Logan R. Bluefish

Fish Caught Award

Cooper L. Bluefish


  New Jersey Beach Buggy Association 

24th Annual Children’s Surf Fishing Tournament


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2017 Tournament  click picture to enlarge  Pictures by Ken Hollins, Mark and Val Dzindzio