THE WILDWOODS — On Father’s Day Weekend, June 13 – June 15, the Wildwoods, NJ will host the first ever 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 June 13 at 2 p.m. and will continue through June 15 at 10 a.m. The three-day format welcomes participants to fish for an hour, a day or all 44 hours.
Base camp and weigh-ins will be held in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center, and an awards ceremony will take place June 15 at 11 a.m. Eight (8) $1,000 cash prizes will be awarded for the largest catch in each species category caught during the three days.
Fishermen, fisherwomen and fisherkids can angle for eight species – including Striped Bass, 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 the Wildwoods Convention Center at designated times throughout the entire tournament.
“Base Camp” in front of The Wildwoods Convention Center will serve as the home base, mission control and event central. This is where anglers will check-in, weigh fish and enjoy plenty of excitement with music, lighting, sponsors products on display, drawings and giveaways.
Don’t miss the “Family Fish Festival” on June 14 from noon – 5 p.m., where kids and big kids can have fun learning to tie knots, race crabs, try their hand at casting, win prizes and see big fish weighed in.
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 Nov. 30 and is open to the public.
To sign up to fish in the weekend-long tournament, visit www.beachnboat.com/wildwoods and register for free. You can also register for the season-long Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament for free on the website using CODE: 9500.
Fisherfolk must check in at Base Camp in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center before fishing in order to be eligible to win prizes. Base Camp is open from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. on June 13, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. on June 14 and 7 a.m. – noon on June 15. A brochure and fishing treasure map of the hottest fishing spots, schedule, rules, sponsors and local businesses will also be available.
A kick-off event and Official Anglers Meeting will be held on June 13 starting at noon at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The meeting will go over the rules, boundaries, schedule and any questions will be answered. Registered anglers are free to fish anytime from June 13 at 2 p.m. until the final weigh-in time, June 15 at 10 a.m.
For a complete schedule of events or to register, visit www.beachnboat.com/wildwoods.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.