Ocean City Fishing Club, Ocean City, NJ
OCFC News Flash
Ocean City Fishing Club’s Blue Team won championship honors in the Association of Surf Angling Clubs 2023 tournament season for the third consecutive year. The OCFC Blue Team amassed 109 points over fishing tournaments that started in May and ended in October. Blue Team members included Team Captain Tyler Daley, Augie Conte III, Ed Parkinson, Bob Dever, Drew Furst, and Paul Viola.
The closest competing team was Merchantville Team #1 with 108 points. Points are awarded based on the number, size and type of qualifying fish caught. The total number of teams competing in any one of the tournaments ranged from 14 to 21.
Bob Dever, a Blue Team member and former captain who drove to Hatteras to get fresh bait for his team to use, reported that Merchantville was a tough competitor. Merchantville Team #1 fell shy by one point of catching OCFC Blue in the last tournament.
Surf Fishing Tournament
The Ocean City Fishing Club hosted our 54th consecutive Surf Fishing Tournament on October 21, 2023. The threat of bad weather hung over our heads all week, but in the end, fourteen teams and ten individuals fished a choppy surf with heavy seagrass under overcast skies and light rain that eventually gave way to sunshine.
We congratulate the American Angler Red team for winning the Tournament for the third consecutive year. We also want to applaud Tom Zaborowski Jr from the American Angler Club for winning the grand prize of a Century Surf Machine Rod that throws 2-8 oz. that was custom-built by Mike Kulick of Advanced Fishing USA in Avalon, NJ. Kevin Gillespie of the Ocean City Fishing Club won a beautiful Star Rod, Stellar 12-foot rod that throws 3-10 oz. donated by tackledirect.com.
The highlight of the day was Colin Comuso of Hammonton, a six-year-old boy fishing his first Tournament. Colin arrived before 6 a.m. with his father, Ken, and caught two sharks that scored two points and won the Youth Under-13 category. The ASAC teams and Ocean City Fishing Club members fave Colin a resounding ovation at the awards presentation after the Tournament ended.
Thank you to all of Ocean City members and the businesses that contributed to the Tournament:
The Mariott Old City Philadelphia
Advanced Fishing USA
Joe Kelly Rigs and Things
The Crab Trap
Tom Scibek Tinman Lures
J.T. Brooks Tire Deflators
Good fishing with tight lines,
Run for the Fallen 2023
Ed Hoban, a member of American Legion Post #524 and Ocean City Fishing Club member, welcomes armed forces members participating in the 15th Annual Run for the Fallen to the OCFC pier at 14th Street, for a brief ceremony to honor service members who died in support of the global war on terror over the past 20 years. Stopping at 16 locations in the city, the runners paid tribute to 29 service members in that effort. After winding through Cape May, Atlantic, Burlington, Ocean and Monmouth counties, the 195-mile run ends Sunday, September 24, at the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel.
2021 Pier Extension
The Ocean City Fishing Club is the oldest continuously operated fishing club in the country.
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