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Welcome to the 2017 Fishing Season!

Please join us this season for our meetings and social events. Come talk fishing and enjoy the company of other Fortescue Anglers.


Meetings

Meetings are held April through October on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Fortescue Fire Company #1 Hall located at 10 Vassar Avenue, Fortescue, NJ 08321. The meetings begin promptly at 7:30 PM and feature guest speakers when available along with refreshments at the end of each meeting. We hope to see you all at the first meeting on
April 8th at 7:30pm.

2017 Meeting Dates

April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14.
Mark these dates on your calendar!

Picnics

Picnics take place at the Fortescue Fire Hall starting at 5:30 PM. Volunteers are needed to for setup/breakdown an hour beforehand. The club provides hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks. Please bring a covered dish. Guests of members are welcome, please ask them to bring a covered dish.

2017 Picnic Dates

Saturday, May 29th and Saturday, September 2nd.
Mark these dates on your calendar!

2017 50/50 Raffle Drawing

Tickets are $5 each. One family can purchase a book of 6 for $25. The 2016 pot was over $1000 won by one of our members, Tino G. All proceeds will go towards additional fishing competitions and social events for our members. Make checks payable to Fortescue Anglers. For additional tickets please email info@FortescueAnglers.org. Stubs can be mailed in with your membership form.

2017 Fishing Competitions

ANNUAL BEST FISH TROPHIES
WHEN: Daily from January 1 through December 31
FISH CATEGORIES: Flounder, Bluefish, Weakfish, Striper and Drum
PRIZES: First Place trophy for the largest fish by weight in each category
 
MONTHLY BEST FISH
WHEN: Daily during calendar months from April 1 through September 30
FISH CATEGORIES: Flounder, Bluefish, Weakfish, Striper, Drum and Kingfish
PRIZES: $15.00 for the largest fish by weight in each category during the calendar month
RESTRICTIONS:  Members can only win two (2) times in each fish category per year.
Monthly winning fish cannot be entered in any other Tournament or Fish Off.
 
FISH OFF WEEKENDS
WHEN: Memorial Day Weekend: Sat, Sun, Mon - May 27th, 28th & 29th
  4th of July Weekend: Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues - July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  Labor Day Weekend: Sat, Sun, Mon - September 2nd, 3rd, 4th
FISH CATEGORIES: Flounder, Bluefish, Weakfish, Drum & Kingfish
PRIZES: $25.00 for the largest fish by weight in each category
START TIME: Any time after sunrise on the first day of the event
END TIME: Weigh in at Higbee’s by 3PM on the last day of the event
RESTRICTIONS:  Members can only win one (1) prize in each fish category in
each Fish Off.
 
2 DAY FISHING TOURNAMENTS
WHEN: Sat & Sun - June 17th and 18th
  Sat & Sun - August 19th and 20th
FISH CATEGORIES: Flounder, Bluefish & Weakfish
PRIZES: 1st-$75.00   2nd-$50.00   3rd-$25.00 for the largest fish by weight in each category.
START TIME: Any time after sunrise on the first day of the event
END TIME: Weigh in at Higbee’s by 3PM on the last day of the event
RESTRICTIONS:  Members can only win one (1) prize in each fish category in
each Tournament.
 
2 DAY - SUMMER MEMBER & GUEST PAY-TO-PLAY FLUKE TOURNAMENT
WHEN: Sat & Sun - July 15th and 16th
FISH CATEGORY: Flounder
REGISTRATION FEE: $10.00 – Paid at or before July Meeting
PRIZES: 1st-$50%   2nd-$30%   3rd-20% for the largest fish by weight
  (e.g. 20 Anglers @ $10 = $200. 1st $100, 2nd $60, 3rd $40)
START TIME: Any time after sunrise on the first day of the event
END TIME: Weigh in at Higbee’s by 3PM on the last day of the event
RESTRICTIONS:  Members can only win one (1) prize.
 
3 DAY - ART RAINEAR MEMORIAL STRIPER TOURNAMENT
WHEN:  Fri, Sat & Sun - November 24th, 25th & 26th
FISH CATEGORY: Striped Bass
PRIZES:  1st-$75.00   2nd-$50.00   3rd-$25.00 for the largest Striper by weight. Prizes will be mailed.
START TIME: Any time after sunrise on the first day of the event
END TIME: Weigh in at Higbee’s by 3PM on the last day of the event
RESTRICTIONS:  Members can only win one (1) prize.
   
*OFFICIAL RULES*

Events are open to members in good standing of the Fortescue Anglers. All fish weighed in for these events must be caught Hook and Line within the waters of the Delaware Bay. The official weigh-in station for the Fortescue Anglers is Higbee’s Marina. Other weigh-in stations require written verification of weight and species from an approved and certified scale by the State of New Jersey at an established bait and tackle shop. Verification should be dated and signed by the weigh master and presented to Higbee’s Marina for entry in the official log book. Fish may be caught from land, head boat or private vessel. It is not a requirement that all fishermen on a private vessel must be members. On the honor system, only fish caught by a member can be weighed-in and must be weighed-in by the member that caught the fish.

Winners are determined by the official weight in each eligible fish categories as recorded by Higbee’s Marina. Prizes for the winning fish will be awarded at the next regular monthly Anglers’ meeting or will be mailed to the winning member’s address on file should they not be present when awarded. Prizes for the Art Rainear Memorial Striper Tournament will be mailed. Prizes. In the event of a tie for any award, the prize values will be combined and split equally between the tying members. Multiple prizes for the same member in the same fish category during an event are restricted. Please see each event’s restrictions for details. Other rules and restrictions may apply. The elected officials of the Fortescue Anglers shall make the final determination to any disputes that may arise.

PLEASE NOTE:
Members that have not paid their dues in advance will be disqualified from participation.


Downloadable Forms and Information

F.A. Membership Form F.A. Season SummaryF.A. Fishing CompetitionsF.A. Merchandise
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