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Look for The Fisherman's New Jersey staff on Saturday, January 19 in Staten Island, NY and Warminster, PA as we head into the 2019 winter show season in the tri-state region.
By Jim Hutchinson, Jr.  |  January 14, 2019
Get a set of Sea Striker pliers or Star Rods dry bag when you get a new or renewed subscription to The Fisherman at any of our participating shows in 2019. Look for the special entry too to win a set of Unsinkable Polarized sunglasses at our booth or table.

Did you miss us at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show in Edison this past weekend? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of additional opportunities to get a set of Sea Striker pliers or Star Rods dry bag with your subscription to The Fisherman Magazine during the next three months worth of winter shows.

This coming weekend for example, The Fisherman staff will have tables at pair of fishing flea markets just across the Jersey border. On Saturday January 19, the Delaware Valley Surf Anglers will host their annual Fishing Flea Market from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the VE German Club at 130 Davisville Road in Warminster, PA. Admission $4, kids under 16 are free. For additional details, contact Joe Kelly at jckastr@yahoo.com. Be sure to look for The Fisherman’s Rich Dunn in Warminster, PA.

Also on Saturday the 19th, the Staten Island Fishing Club will host their annual Fishing Flea Market from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Labetti Post VFW at 390 Hylan Boulevard on Staten Island. In addition to the various tackle vendors (including John DeBona from The Fisherman), there’s an outstanding lineup of seminar speakers set for the Staten Island show including Nino Aversa and Rod Redrow of team El’ Nino, Anthony “Maja” Arcabascio, hardcore togger Joe Zagorski and noted Raritan Bay striper fisherman Chuck Tyman Manny. For show details contact Joe Bilella at mrjcb69@aol.com.

Also on Saturday, January 19, the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public forum at the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery in Warren County. The forum will focus on freshwater fisheries research, management and recreational angling in New Jersey. A second event will take place on February 23 at Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest.

The NJDEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife holds these forums in an effort to improve communication with the angling public and to solicit public input for helping shape freshwater fisheries programs in the future. The forums are a perfect opportunity for New Jersey’s freshwater anglers to learn about existing programs and to share their views and recommendations.

This year's topics include Updates on ongoing Restoration Projects and Bass Sampling Highlights in North/Central New Jersey Lakes. There will also be updates on fish production activities. Suggestions for potential regulation changes for 2021 will also be welcomed during the open discussion.

There will be time for open discussion with professional staff to during the extended question and answer period. There is also time for one on one discussions with Division fisheries biologists following the meeting.

Be part of the development of future programs and regulations related to New Jersey's freshwater fisheries resources!

More info on Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery.

In Delaware this week, the state’s Tidal Finfish Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, Delaware’s in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway in Dover, DE. On the agenda are discussions on commercial anchor gill netting, proposed changes to finfish regulations, updates from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and the Delaware Sportfishing Tournament, managed by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife.

More information, including the meeting agenda.

Pick up the January edition of The Fisherman for a comprehensive listing of upcoming shows and events throughout the region this mon