Go Fishing

Let's Go Fishing on the Jersey Cape
The Cape May County Fishing Tournament runs from January 1 and closes December 31. The contest started in 1936 and is considered one of the longest continually running fishing contest on the east coast.  For generations, families have entered their catch in the contest, vying for tackle prizes awarded to the top three fish in each category.  The contest has a youth division that recognizes anglers 16 years old and younger.  Enter your catch at one of our many weigh stations located at marinas and bait and tackle shops in Cape May County.
  • Fish For Fun and Free Prizes
  • No Pre-Registration
  • No Entry Fees
Free Entry Badge
Every Fisherman who enters the Jersey Cape Fishing Tournaments will receive a free official Tournament Badge by return mail.

Recognition Awards
Fish over the minimum weights are eligible for a Recognition Award Pin and a Recognition Awards Citation. Your first Recognition Fish qualifies you for the pin and citation. Subsequent Recognition fish will earn a citation. Wear your Recognition Pin. Frame your citations.

Win Prizes
Win one of the many fine fishing tackle prizes, which are awarded in each of the contests and tournament.

Enter Your Fish Regardless of Size
Add your name to the growing numbers on annual Cape May County Fishing Tournament entry lists. Be a winner, but most of all, be a good sport. Enter your catches with the weigh station nearest your favorite fishing spot. It is illegal to take, possess or land any of the following species:
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Weather Updates
  • Avalon - 08202
  • Cape May - 08204
  • Delaware Bay Area - 08251
  • Ocean City - 08226
  • Sea Isle City - 08243
  • Stone Harbor - 08247
  • Strathmere - 08248
  • The Wildwoods - 08260
  • Townsend's Inlet - 08243
Fishing on Jetty
  • Atlantic Sturgeon
  • Basking Shark
  • Bigeye Sand Tiger Shark
  • Sand Tiger Shark
  • Shortnose Sturgeon
  • Whale Shark
  • White Shark
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