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Jim Hutchinson, Jr. Jim Hutchinson, Jr.

Managing Editor (NJ/DE)

A Jersey Shore native and lifelong hunter and angler, Jim Hutchinson, Jr. was originally hired by Pete Barrett to take over the editorial reins of The Fisherman’s New Jersey edition in 2002. In 2006, Hutch was tabbed executive editor of the magazine.

Having covered saltwater fisheries issues extensively for The Fisherman and working closely with members of the recreational fishing community throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, he left the magazine in 2009 for a six-year stint as Managing Director of the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), a national political action organization dedicated to safeguarding the rights of saltwater anglers. Hutch rejoined The Fisherman family in early 2015, returning to his ‘native roots’ in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay region.

His father Jim Hutchinson, Sr. is a Hurley Conklin Award recipient and a longtime outdoor columnist at the Jersey Shore, which is why Hutch uses the “Jr.” to distinguish himself from his favorite fishing partner. His grandfather was a longtime captain out of Ocean City, NJ who ran boats for Post Yachts in Egg Harbor, and his great-great grandfather was an original ‘surfman’ out of Hereford Inlet in the late 1800’s.

Jim Hutchinson, Jr. is a former trustee at the Tuckerton Seaport and Museum and president of the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic Committee.  Based out of Little Egg Harbor, he spends much of his fishing time from the beaches of LBI to the back waters of Little Egg and Great Bay.

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