Posted by: Drew | January 21, 2009



(Avalon, NJ)—Avalon officials announced today that the 2009 Greater Avalon Fishing Tournament will take place all year long in the community.

“This is a great way for local fishermen and women to have fun, and compete for great prizes”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. “The fishing tournament continues to grow every year, and we’re hopeful for a record number of participants in the 2009 tournament”.

People who want to be a part of the 2009 tournament will have to complete an entry card that will be available at local marinas in the Avalon area. The participants must also secure a weight-master’s signature on the card. The cards are returned to the mayor’s office at the Avalon Borough Hall, 3100 Dune Drive.

All entrants in the 2009 tournament will be mailed a “Fishing Tournament Recognition Certificate”, suitable for framing. Additionally, winners in up to ten categories will received handsome plaques with the Avalon logo, their name, and winning catch.

The local marinas where entry cards are available include: Hodge Podge, 2389 Ocean Drive, Avalon; Anchorage Marina, 885 21st Street, Avalon; Moran’s Dockside Marina, 14th and Ocean Drive, Avalon; and Smuggler’s Cove, 370 83rd Street, Stone Harbor.

Categories for fish include: Dolphin, Flounder, Striped Bass, Tuna (Bluefin and Yellowfin), Weakfish, Drumfish, Bluefish, Tautog, and Sea Bass.

For more information, call Sue Keen in the mayor’s office at (609) 967-5924.


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