June 25, 2018 Minutes



June 25, 2017


The meeting was brought to order by Vice President, Lou Schott with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops. The minutes of the June 11 meeting were read and approved. The treasurers’ report was not available.




TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.


GACF:                                                              Joe Ricciardi submiited that the  annual tournament , which has been                                                                                                         renamed in honor of John Dunn, is            scheduled for June 29. See                                                                                                         http://gacf.org/docs/2018/Entry_Form.pdf for flyer and entry form. Scott’s Dock                                                                                          has been added as a weigh-in station.


TOURNAMENTS:                                        In house tournament results to date are on the website and will be included in                                                                                        the meeting minutes. The next tournament is on July 21st. The signs for the open                                                                  tournament have been placed and the calcutta will be increased to $20.00.


SUNSHINE:                                                    Gary Shreeves (Scott’s father) had a stroke and is out of the hospital now. Guy                                                                                         Wilkins is recovering from a surgery as is his youger brother, Ed.


FEDERATION:                                     No report.


NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           Meeting will be held in Ocean City and Toms River on June 27th and 28th with regard to tranfering some of the recreational Bluefish quota to commercial fishermen.


HOOKED ON FISHING:                             No report.


WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             It was pointed out that the re are still areas of the website that need to be updated.


COMMUNICATIONS:                                 We received a thank you letter from the Fish and Wildlife Service


MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      No new applications.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          Raffle tickets are still being sold.


NEW BUSINESS:                                           An email will be sent to the membership containing links to sites with informatinabout the Modern fish Act. Plans for the club picnic began with an emphasis on filling in for John Reese’s anticipated absense to accomplish the many tasks that he has been performing for the club that have been such a large part of the picnic’s successs all these years. Joe Fumo has been informed that the Field of Dreams Fishing Trip will be held on August 20th this year.


GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            Joe caught a fish. Lou and Charlie may also have caught some fish.


Next meeting:  Monday, July 9 at 8:00 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

David Holmes recorded for Bob Cusack, Secretary

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2018 In House Tournament results

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen 2018 Tournament Results

Tournament 1 (05/26/18):


1st Place Dave Burke 9.80
2nd Place Brian Will 3.88
3rd Place Joe Engelman 3.18
Heaviest Brian Will 3.88



1st Place Charlie Elwell 9.89
2nd Place Ernie Kinsell 9.33
3rd Place Brian Will 8.26
Heaviest Charlie Elwell 4.04



1st Place Jeff Reese 2.77
2nd Place N/A  
3rd Place N/A  
Heaviest Jeff Reese 2.77


Tournament 2 (06/09/18):


1st Place Brian Will 8.02
2nd Place Dave Burke 6.43
3rd Place Dave Williams 1.78
Heaviest Brian Will 3.86



1st Place Sean Van Daley 8.63
2nd Place Charlie Elwell 7.53
3rd Place Brian Will 7.39
Heaviest Sean Van Daley 3.82



1st Place N/A  
2nd Place N/A  
3rd Place N/A  
Heaviest N/A  


2018 Kerstetter Open Tournament

– Open Fishing Tournament –



Presents, In Conjunction with the

Field of Dreams

Annual Roy Kerstetter Tournament & BBQ



Over $5000 in Cash & Prizes (Based on a 50 boat entry)

                         Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Fishing Time: 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Weigh-in: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Pitney Pub, 200 South Pitney Road, Galloway, NJ (Great Creek & Pitney Rd.)


Awards will be presented immediately following the weigh-in, plus BBQ, & Door Prizes


Entry fee: $65.00 per boat (Free T-shirt for the Captain)


Sign up at the Captains’ meeting – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Friday July 13th @ The Pitney Pub, or return the form below with payment to: Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen, PO Box 453, Absecon, NJ 08201.


The proceeds from this tournament and T-shirt sales enables the Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen to take special needs children, their parent(s), and some siblings from the Field of Dreams Organization on a back-bay fishing trip on the Fish Finder, followed by a picnic and awards presentation at the Brigantine Elks Lodge. The more boats that fish this tournament not only means larger prizes, but the more Field of Dreams children we can accommodate.


Please help us make this an even more special day for the Kids.  Thank You!


For more information on sponsoring or fishing the tournament call

Jim Van Daley at (609)748-8208



Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen is a 501(c)(3) organization



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Captain’s Name: ___________________________ Boat Name: _________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Email Address: _________________________________ Phone Number: _________________

Signature: _____________________________________________________________________

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen, its officers, or sponsors hold no responsibilities for any injuries or damage incurred by or to any participants of said tournament; it is up to the discretion of the Captain and/or his crew to fish this tournament.

June 11, 2018 Minutes



June 11, 2018


The meeting was brought to order by President Jim Van Daley with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence for our troops.  The minutes of the May 14 meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer’s report was read and approved.




TRUSTEES:                                                    No report.


GACF:                                                              The annual tournament has been renamed in honor of John Dunn, and is scheduled for June 29. See:  http://gacf.org/docs/2018/Entry_Form.pdf  for flyer and entry form.


TOURNAMENTS:                                         In house tournament results to date are on the website and will be included in the meeting minutes.


OPEN TOURNAMENT:                               See reverse page for details.


SUNSHINE:                                                    No one reported ill.


FEDERATION:                                              The last meeting for the season is scheduled for Thursday, June 14.


NJ MARINE FISHERIES:                           No report.


HOOKED ON FISHING:                             The kids’ bluefish tournament held at Chestnut Neck was a big success with big turnout.

                                                                           Jim realized late that he had a $150 check toward prizes but will use it next year instead.


WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:                             Posted Patriot Lake perch tournament pictures.   Need bluefish tournament photos from Dave Holmes.


COMMUNICATIONS:                                 Received bank statements and a thank you from GACF; Field of Dreams is requesting donations.  Request for donation from a Rutgers’ student was denied (charity budget is low).


MEMBER APPLICATIONS:                      New member application received and approved from Doug Keeping.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                          Raffle tickets still being sold.  Plaque for Fisherman of the Year was updated.


NEW BUSINESS:                                           Looking into add second place awards to Perch and Striper tournament to entice more entries.


GOOD OF THE ORDER:                            Pomona Gun Club had 25 boats and 60 anglers registered for their tournament last weekend. Their 50/50 was $800.





Next meeting:  Monday, June 25 at 8:00 PM. 


Respectfully submitted,

Bob Cusack, Secretary

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OPEN TOURNAMENT:                Jim Van Daley purchased stickers to update tournament signs with this year’s dates.


Need to line up T-Shirt Sponsors.


Door prizes need to be collected, and retailers assigned to member volunteers.


Discussed a possibility of a Calcutta for Sea Robin.


Discussed possibility for $500 prize for the largest fish, although many felt $500 was too much and

that $100 or $250 was more appropriate.


Discussed possibility that all non-winners be entered into a drawing for a cash or prize award.


Jim stated that T-shirts will only be given to T-shirt sponsors, not door prize donors.


Talked to Ocean County Sunshine Foundation to see if they will send our flyer to their captains’ list and vice versa.


Discussed a second Calcutta for more money to attract additional interest and possibly “high roller” anglers.









Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen P.O. Box 453 Absecon, NJ 08201