On Father’s Day Weekend, June 13-15, 2014, The Wildwoods, New Jersey will host ”The Wildwoods Beach N Boat Fishing Challenge” – the first-ever mini fishing tournament of the Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament. It will take place on the beaches, bays and ocean of Wildwood Crest, City of Wildwood and North Wildwood. It’s FREE, you can have a ball and win your share of $8,000.00 in cash and prizes. And, it’s not just for fishermen. Anyone can join in the fun.
The Wildwoods Beach N Boat Fishing Challenge is a three-day Tournament that welcomes participants to fish for an hour, a day or all 44 hours of the mini-tournament. Plans include fun and events for the entire family. To take full advantage of the numerous activities, participants should plan to stay in The Wildwoods for a couple of nights.
Fishermen, fisherwomen and fisherkids can fish anywhere in saltwater, from the shore, a boat (including a kayak, canoe, private boat, party or charter boat) or from the beach, dock, in the bays or in the ocean, in and around The Wildwoods, for Striped Bass, Fluke, Weakfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Kingfish, Tautog and Sea Bass. The exact boundaries are located at www.beachnboat.com/wildwoods. Eight $1,000.00 cash prizes will be awarded for the largest qualifying catch in each species caught during the three days. In addition, weigh-ins from this event will count toward the Annual Beach N Boat Tournament.
“Base Camp,” in front of The Wildwoods Convention Center, will serve as mission control and event central. The “Fishing Expo” featuring the latest boats, newest gear and local vendors will be set up all three days. This is also 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 Saturday from 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM. 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.
It is very easy to sign up to fish. Just visit www.beachnboat.com/wildwoods to register for FREE using CODE 9502. Fisherfolks must check-in at Base Camp before fishing in order to be eligible to win prizes. Base Camp is open from 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM on Friday, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Saturday and 7:00 AM – 12 Noon on Sunday. A kick-off event and Official Anglers Meeting (not mandatory) will be held on Friday, June 13 starting at 12:00 PM. Registered anglers are welcome to fish anytime from Friday June 13 at 2:00 PM until the final weigh-in time, Sunday, June 15 at 10:00 AM. The awards ceremony follows with special presentations from sponsors and The Wildwoods.
Guests can take advantage of the many great things that The Wildwoods have to offer including hotels, charter boats, party boats, kayak rental, local tackle shops, restaurants and other businesses. A brochure and fishing treasure map of the hottest fishing spots, schedule, rules, sponsors and local businesses will be available.
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