WILDWOODS – On Father’s Day Weekend, Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, the Wildwoods, NJ will host the second annual Wildwoods Beach N Boat Fishing Challenge.
This event features tournament fishing for the entire family in and all around the Wildwoods for three fun-filled days – including special events and huge prizes. The tournament begins on Friday, June 19 at 2 p.m. and will continue through Sunday, June 21 at 10 a.m. The three-day format welcomes participants to fish for just an hour, a day or all 44 hours.
Fishermen, fisherwomen and fisherkids can angle for eight species – including Stripers, Fluke, Weakfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Kingfish, Tautog and Sea Bass – from the beach, a boat, a dock, jetty or anywhere in salt water in and around the Wildwoods. Lucky (and skilled) anglers will weigh qualifying fish at designated times throughout the entire tournament.
Base camp, registration and weigh-ins will be held at Schooner Island Marina, 5100 Lake Road in Wildwood. Eight (8) $1,000 cash prizes will be awarded for the largest catch in each species category caught during the three days. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 21 at 11 a.m.
The Father’s Day Weekend Wildwoods Beach N Boat Fishing Challenge is a segment of the much larger, highly visible Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament that has over 4,500 registered anglers. This season-long, inshore, multi-species fishing tournament challenges anglers of all skill levels to compete for cash and prizes. It runs annually from April 1 through November 30 and is open to the public.
Fisherfolk must check in at Schooner Island Marina before fishing in order to be eligible to win prizes. Base camp is open from noon – 8 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 and 7 a.m. – noon on Sunday, June 21. A brochure and fishing treasure map of the hottest fishing spots, schedule, rules, sponsors and local businesses will also be available.
Registered anglers are free to fish anytime from Friday, June 19 at 2 p.m. until the final weigh-in time, Sunday, June 21 at 10 a.m.