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926-POUND MAKO WEIGHED AT MANASQUAN

July 23, 2017 - At 926 pounds, this 'tag-teamed' mako aboard Jenny Lee Sportfishing on July 22, 2017 may very well go down in the books as the largest shark ever landed on rod and reel in the state of New Jersey. Read more »

CONCERNS OVER LOWER YAPHANK LAKE PROJECT

July 17, 2017 - Plans to drain and remove mud and silt from lake will make fish vulnerable. Read more »

WHO’S OUT OF COMPLIANCE NOW?

July 17, 2017 - The months long battle by NJDEP against a heavy-handed bureaucracy is settled by the Trump administration which finds New Jersey's 2017 fluke regulations "compliant" with NOAA's reduction requirements.

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BUSY JULY FOR LONG ISLAND ANGLERS

July 10, 2017 - Fluke tournaments dominate the events calendar for the remainder of July. Read more »

NJ MARINE FISHERIES COUNCIL MEETS JULY 13

July 9, 2017 - The Commerce Department's final "non-compliance" decision is expected to be final by the time the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council convenes for their bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, July 13.

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FREE EMAIL UPDATES FROM ICAST

July 6, 2017 - Sign up today to receive exclusive first-look videos live from ICAST 2017 through The Fisherman's FREE eNewsletter. Read more »

HEINS APPOINTED TO MAFMC SEAT

July 3, 2017 - Steve Heins appointment to the MAFMC was a breath of fresh air for New York’s recreational community. Read more »

MAKOS BUILD REEF AT MANASQUAN

June 29, 2017 - It was a busy week for Manasquan Inlet area anglers leading up Mako Mania and Mako Fever, where tournament funds raised for reef building were actively building a reef outside of Manasquan Inlet! Read more »

ASMFC TAUTOG MEETINGS JUNE 27 & 28

June 26, 2017 - A new regional tautog plan with commercial harvest tags and a potential slot limit for New Jersey will meet public review in Toms River and Lewes, DE on June 26 and 27 respectively. Read more »

DUKE OF FLUKE DRAWS OVER 100 BOATS

June 26, 2017 - One of the more popular inshore tournaments in the region, the Duke of Fluke Tourney saw 340 anglers vie for numerous cash and tackle prizes. Read more »

2ND ANNUAL CHARITY DEEP SEA FISHING EVENT

June 23, 2017 - Join local anglers in a charity tournament to benefit the Channel 3 Kids Camp. Read more »

RECREATIONAL SHARK FISHING CHANGES COMING

June 22, 2017 - Effective January 1, 2018 recreational anglers targeting sharks in federal waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean will be subject to new requirements.

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