The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is offering a one-day women’s surf fishing clinic on October 1 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, NJ.
No prior surf fishing experience is needed. Registration is open to women at least 18 years old. Participants will learn the basics of surf fishing. Topics on rods, reels, weights, line, tackle, knots, bait, fish identification, casting, reading the surf, and caring for your catch will be covered in the morning. The afternoon will be spent on the beach using techniques learned to fish the surf. The workshop will take place rain or shine, warm or cold. Participants should be prepared with appropriate clothing, as well as other convenience items such as sun screen, sunglasses, hat, and foul weather gear.
Since the registration deadline of September 26 is rapidly approaching, those interested in registering should call Karen Leskie at (609) 748- 4347 by the deadline date. A check for $15.00 made out to the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife will be requested to reserve a spot. This fee will be refunded to you at the class but will be nonrefundable for those not attending. Participants will also be able to register for the Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament ( http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/gsft.htm ) held the following day. The cost for the tournament is $10 for adults; equipment will be supplied to those who participate in the workshop, but participants will have to supply their own bait.