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The month of February is chock full of fishing flea markets in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region, and The Fisherman has the most comprehensive rundown you'll find for the 2018 show season.
By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.  |  January 29, 2018
Another happy customer (and vendor) at the 19th Annual Palmyra Fire Department Fishing Tackle Flea Market in February of 2017. Join The Fisherman at this year's event in Burlington County to be held on February 11.

On top of the boat shows later this month at Edison, Atlantic City and Oaks, PA; and in addition to the big Jersey Shore Surfcasters “Surf Day” event at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft on February 17, the February calendar of events in latest edition of The Fisherman Magazine is packed with fishing flea markets.

As you run through the following list and check off events close to home, keep in mind that The Fisherman will be manning a booth for the Raritan Bay Anglers Club’s February 3 event at Rutgers University, as well as the 20th Annual Palmyra Fire Department Fishing Tackle Flea Market on February 11 at the Charles Street School in Palmyra. There you’ll get your set of Star Rods pliers or dry bags for subscribing to 38 issues of The Fisherman!

Keep in mind too that most of the events offer door prizes with admission, so there’s always a chance of walking away with something good just for showing up. Often you’ll find seminars and special presentations; and not just fishing tackle but these shows often feature local charter and party boat captains opening their books to a fresh new season of fishing ahead.

One final thought; often these events provide an early bird entry for an additional cost, which allows an exclusive hour to browse the exhibit tables for that unique, one-of-a-kind item. To find out about early entry, directions or additional details, it’s best to call ahead where possible.

February 3. Delaware Fishing Expo. Buy, sell, swap and trade from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Laurel Firehouse, 205 W. 10th Street in Laurel, DE. Admission is $4, kids under 14 admitted free. Contact Ralph Newberry at ralphnewberry@gmail.com or 302-344-1827; visit www.bigmouthlures.com.

February 3. Fisherman's Flea Market. Presented by the Raritan Bay Anglers Club from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Rutgers Student Center at 126 College Ave. in New Brunswick, NJ. Admission is $5. For information call 732-381-5336.

February 3. Bellefonte Sporting Collectors Meet. From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Lambert Hall, 303 Forge Road in Bellefonte, PA. Admission is $3. Call Jason at 724-475-2388 or 724-662-2433 or visit www.oldtacklebox.com.

February 3. 3rd Annual Sunshine Foundation Fishing Flea Market. Presented by the Southern Ocean County Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Little Egg Harbor Community Center at 319 W. Calabreeze Drive, in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Call Tom Siciliano at 732-267-6451 or Frank Muinos at 908-380-8491.

February 10. Hi-Mar Fishing Flea Market and Seminars. Presented by the Hi-Mar Striper Club from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Middletown VFW Post 2179, Route 36 Port Monmouth (Middletown), NJ. Contact Capt. Robby Barradale at captfysh@aol.com

February 11. 20th Annual Palmyra Fire Department Fishing Tackle Flea Market. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Charles Street School at 100 West Charles Street in Palmyra, NJ. Admission is $4. For information call John at 856-786-0718.

February 11. SWABC Fishing Flea Market. Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County from 9-3 at VFW 4591, 513 Veterans Place in Hasbrouck Heights. Admission is $5, kids 12 and under free. Contact Craig Zincavage at zincman70@yahoo.com or 973-234-9618.

February 17. Southern Regional High School Fishing Show. From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Southern Regional Middle School Cafeteria, 75 Cedar Bridge Road, Manahawkin, NJ. Admission is $4, children under 12 are free with an adult. For information call Jason Hoch at 609-597-9481 ext 2120.

February 17. Surf Day at Brookdale. Annual event presented by the Jersey Shore Surfcasters from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, NJ. Get details at www.jerseyshoresurfcasters.com.

February 18. 23rd Annual Fishing Flea Market & Fishing Collectible Show. Presented by Ocean Fire Company from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Antrim School, 401 Niblick Street in Point Pleasant Beach. Admission is $3. Call Kiel 732-948-8700.

February 25. Bergen County Indoor Sportsman Market. American Legion Post 136 of Lodi, NJ from 9 to 3. Hunting, fishing and camping items; vendor space available. For details contact Rob at post136lodinj@yahoo.com.

February 25. DRSFA Fishing Flea Market. Presented by Delaware River Shad Fishermen's Association from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sewyco Fire Co Social Hall, 3621 Old Philadelphia Pike (RT 278) in Bethlehem (Lower Saucon), PA. Admission $3, kids 12 and under free. Visit www.drsfa.org.

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