ASAC Tournament Surf Seasons Kicks Off In May - The Fisherman

ASAC Tournament Surf Seasons Kicks Off In May

The Association of Surf Angling Clubs (ASAC) welcomes New Jersey, Delaware Bay region surfcasters and local fishing clubs to another tournament season in the surf.  Founded in 1915 by a dedicated group of surf anglers primarily interested in perfecting and improving the art of surfcasting, ASAC has dedicated more than a century towards sanctioning surf fishing tournaments and acting as an arbiter when needed.

ASAC also reviews and calculates points at each tournament to determine the championship teams and individual champions, with team and individual winners awarded championship jackets, prizes and awards at the end of each tournament season.

On May 4, another ASAC tournament season gets underway in Brigantine at the 39th Annual Women’s Surf Fishing Club of NJ Tournament. Registration gets underway at 6 a.m. and runs until 7 a.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church at 1501 West Brigantine Avenue.  Entry is $15 for individuals and $70 for six-member teams.  First position fishing will run from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., and second position from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.  One-day 4X4 passes will be available at registration for $10.

There will be lunch and awards at the tournament headquarters after the event, with the Suzie Boehret Memorial Mermaid Cup awarded for the largest fish of the contest.  For details contact Reggi Vasta at 215-901-2474 or [email protected].

On May 11, the 42nd Annual Karl J. Boehret Surf Fishing Tournament will be held along the beaches of Sea Isle City.  Presented by the Delaware Valley Surf Anglers, this is also an ASAC sanctioned event that is open to teams and individuals.  For details Joe Kelly 267-918-4517 or [email protected].

The final ASAC event for the month will be held on May 18 as the 34th Annual Surf’n Land Tournament returns to the beaches of Brigantine.  With tournament rules under the ASAC format, the contest is open to both teams and individuals.  Registration gets underway at 5:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall at 3218 W Brigantine Avenue. Entry is $70 for a team of six, $15 for individuals.

The first fishing position is from 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., with the second position from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Awards will be given out at 1 p.m. for teams, individuals, youth, women and men starting at 1 p.m.  For details contact Dan Wiest at 215-410-6192 or [email protected].

To learn more about ASAC and the 2024 tournament season go to