Anglers and friends gathered in the Wildwoods on Father’s Day Weekend for the second annual Wildwoods Beach N Boat Fishing Challenge.
The event featured tournament fishing for the entire family in and all around the Wildwoods for three fun-filled days and nights over Father’s Day Weekend.
A grand prize of $1,000 for the largest catch in each of the seven open species was up for grabs. Bill Collins of Glendora, NJ, who participated in the 2014 Challenge, and reeled in 5.5 pound fish, topped that with a 6.8 pound Weakfish, taking top honors in that category. Richard Henderson from Cape May Courthouse checked in a six-pounder followed by a 5.8-pound Weakie from Pete James, of Port Villas, NJ.
In the Fluke category, Captain Scott Pierce of Drexel Hill, PA’s 4.5 pounder topped William Dameron, from Hilltown, PA’s 4.3-pound Fluke. Both were disappointed, however, when Dave Duckenfield of Cape May Courthouse showed up with a 5.2-pound flatty and walked away with the grand prize.
Dozens of fishermen, women and kids fished throughout the island, on boat and land. The Weakfish fishing was the hottest from the rocks in North Wildwood while the largest Fluke brought to the scales were caught by the boaters.
The Wildwoods 2015 Fishing Challenge marked the 2nd year the event was held in the Wildwoods on Father’s Day Weekend and hopes to be a yearly tradition. The Wildwoods offer some of the finest fishing in the waters off its coast from the surf, out to sea or on the back bays.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.