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Legend has it that the England Banks were named as such by early skiff fishermen who launched their boats from the crashing surf; as they rowed fastidiously to the grounds roughly 2 to 3 miles offshore, the distance to get there seemed like they “were rowing to England.”
by Nick Honachefsky

The England Banks start off of Deal and extend northeast up towards Elberon, roughly 2.5 miles off Elberon Beach, and are a short ride from the Shark River and Manasquan Inlets. Generally, they rest in depths of 52 to 65 feet on the south and east edges but can drop to the 70-foot range in some spots. The basic structure of the England Banks is comprised of mussel beds and glacial rocks that border each side of a trough.