Founding of the Club

The Ocean City Fishing Club was first started in the summer of 1913 and is the oldest continuously operated fishing club in the country. A handful of surf fishermen met on the beach in Ocean City, NJ to pool their efforts towards a common goal of sportsmanship and fellowship. The first meeting of the club was held on August 15, 1913 with twelve members enrolled.

The club was incorporated as the Ocean City Fishing Club of Ocean City, New Jersey on September 4, 1913. Membership over the years has varied from a high of 447 members in 1922 to our present average of 200 for the year 2009. Tournaments, casting contests, and inter-club fishing team competitions have played a major role in the club's activities.