About the LBI Surf Fishing Classic

Started in 1954, the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic is one of the nation's oldest and most recognized surfcasting tournaments. (Check out our Tournament Archive) The eight week (New for 2017 Nine Week!) surf fishing tournament for striped bass and bluefish offers surfcasters the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in daily, weekly, segment and grand prizes. There is additional special prizes presented by businesses, fishing clubs as well as participants and supporters. For more details about the Tournament Rules and Prizes see below.


The LBI Surf Fishing Classic Committee in partnership with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is ready for the 2017 fall fishing season! The 63nd Annual LBI Surf Fishing Classic kicks off on October 7th and runs until December 10, 2017. Don't miss out! Attend the opening day seminar.
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Registration is underway at all participating tackle shops (see link Sign Up & Weigh In on right). The first 300 registrants signed up before October 6th get a FREE LBI Surf Fishing Classic Tournament T-shirt and Hat. After the tournament starts on October 7th, the t-shirt will be $20. *While Supplies Last

 

 

2017 Special Prizes:
 

  • Lure Only - No Bait Prize:  John Parzych, a long time friend and participant of the Classic, offers two custom rods; one to the largest bluefish and one to the largest striped bass caught on a lure (artificial).
     
  • One $100 Cash Award For First Legal Red Drum
     
  • $100 Fisherman's Headquarters Gift Certificate for Heaviest Striped Bass Each Saturday & Sunday.
     
  • More Prize Info Coming Soon

     


2017 Bonus Cash Days:    Save The Date!
 

  • October 8 - $500 Cash Award For The Largest Striped Bass
     
  • October 12 - $250 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
    (In honor of Robert "Jingles" O'Brien from Jingles B&T)
     
  • October 19 - $250 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
    (In honor of Ric O'Brien from Jingles B&T)
     
  • October 31 - $500 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
    (Courtesy of Surf City B&T)
     
  • November 5 - $500 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
     
  • November 16 - $500 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
    (In Honor of Frank Panzone)
     
  • November 23 - $250 Cash Award For Largest Striped Bass
    In Honor of Bruce Hoagland from the Hoagland Family) 

     

Winners based on fish weight & time of weigh-in as per standard contest day, not day of catch.  See details pertaining to “Weighing” Rules Section 8.  In the event no fish are scored the Special Daily Awards will roll over into the following day(s) until awarded.

 

*See the Rules & Prizes Brochure listed below for more details. Click to download printable pdf version.

 

 

 

 

Week 1 Special Prizes

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH - $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8TH - $500.00 CASH AWARD FOR THE LARGEST STRIPED BASS & $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH - FARIAS SURF & SPORT TIKI TOSS GAME &  A FARIAS HAT RANDOM DRAW FROM ALL REGISTERED JUVENILE  ANGLERS
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH - $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO WOODY’S FOR BIGGEST BLUEFISH WEIGHED IN TODAY
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH - GOODY BAG DONATED BY EP SALES FOR LARGEST FISH ENTERED BY A SENIOR ANGLER TODAY
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH - $ 250.00 CASH AWARD FOR LARGEST STRIPED BASS IN HONOR OF ROBERT “ JINGLES “O’BRIEN FROM JINGLES B & T
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH - FARIAS SURF & SHOP 2X LONG SLEEVE SHIRT & FARIAS HAT TO THE FIRST FISH WEIGHED IN TODAY
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH - SUB Z  48 QT COOLER FILLED WITH GOODIES FROM NJ POOLS & SPAS OF LONG BEACH ISLAND RETAILED AT MORE THEN $300.00 FOR THE LARGEST STRIPED BASS & $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
WEEK TWO SPECIAL PRIZES
DATE SPECIAL PRIZE AWARDED TO
SUNDAY  OCTOBER 15TH $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
MONDAY  OCTOBER 16TH
 
TUESDAY   OCTOBER 17TH OTW ALUMINUM SANDSPIKE WITH ATTACHED CLIP & RAG. RETAILS FOR ALMOST $50.00 GOES TO THE 2ND LARGEST BASS WEIGHED IN TODAY
 
WEDNESDAY  OCTOBER 18TH
 
THURSDAY  OCTOBER 19TH  $250.00 CASH AWARD FOR LARGEST STRIPED BASS IN HONOR OF RIC O’BRIEN FROM JINGLES BAIT AND TACKLE
FRIDAY  OCTOBER 20TH 
 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21ST $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
--9 FOOT SHAKESPEARE ALPA COMBO FOR BIGGEST STRIPER ENTERED BY A JUVENILE ANGLER DONATED BY EP SALES
 
WEEK THREE
 
SATURDAY   OCTOBER 7TH $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
SUNDAY   OCTOBER 8TH $500.00 CASH AWARD FOR THE LARGEST STRIPED BASS
$100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
MONDAY   OCTOBER 9TH FARIAS SURF & SPORT TIKI TOSS GAME &  A FARIAS HAT RANDOM DRAW FROM ALL REGISTERED JUVENILE  ANGLERS
 
TUESDAY  OCTOBER 10TH $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO WOODY’S FOR BIGGEST BLUEFISH WEIGHED IN TODAY
 
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11TH GOODY BAG DONATED BY EP SALES FOR LARGEST FISH ENTERED BY A SENIOR ANGLER TODAY
 
THURSDAY   OCTOBER 12TH $ 250.00 CASH AWARD FOR LARGEST STRIPED BASS IN HONOR OF ROBERT “ JINGLES “O’BRIEN FROM JINGLES B & T
 
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13TH FARIAS SURF & SHOP 2X LONG SLEEVE SHIRT & FARIAS HAT TO THE FIRST FISH WEIGHED IN TODAY
 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH SUB Z  48 QT COOLER FILLED WITH GOODIES FROM NJ POOLS & SPAS OF LONG BEACH ISLAND RETAILED AT MORE THEN $300.00 FOR THE LARGEST STRIPED BASS
$100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
WEEK FOUR
 
MONDAY OCTOBER 30 TH
 
TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 ST HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
FROM SCBT $500.00 CASH AWARD GIVEN TO THE LARGEST BASS (ROLLING)
 
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1 ST $50.00 WAWA GIFT CARD TO BIGGEST BLUEFISH WEIGHED IN DONATED BY RACK & FIN RADIO 97.3 FM W/ HOST TOM P (ROLLING)
 
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2 ND $50.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO LITTLE BITE OF ITALY FOR LARGEST FISH ENTERED TODAY DONATED BY OWNERS FRANCIS AND DEBBIE PONS
 
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3 RD SPORTFISH PRODUCTS LURE BAG FILLED WITH ASSORTED LURES, SPORTFISH SHIRT AND BAIT BASKET DONATED BY OWNERS OF SPORTFISH –RANDOM DRAW FROM EVERYONE WHO ENTERS A FISH TODAY
 
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4 TH -- $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 TH -$500 CASH AWARD FOR LARGEST STRIPED BASS
(ROLLING) $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
 
WEEK FIVE
 
MONDAY  NOVEMBER 6TH  RANDOM DRAW FROM ALL FISH ENTERED TODAY- A BLACK HARD MONSTER TRADEMARK COOLER WITH PULL HANDLE TO MAKE TRANSPORTING EASY. DONATED BY THE FOLKS AT COCA-COLA.
 
TUESDAY   NOVEMBER 7TH SUBSCRIPTION TO FISHERMAN MAGAZINE TO THE ANGLER WITH THE BIGGEST FISH ENTERED TODAY.
 
WEDNESDAY  NOVEMBER 8TH DAVE , THE OWNER OF AMERICAN BLUE CLAW, WILL BE TURNING 52 TODAY SO THE BLUEFISH WEIGHING CLOSEST TO 5.2 WILL RECEIVE 12 PACKS OF BLUEFISH RIGS DONATED BY DAVE.
THURSDAY  NOVEMBER 9TH $25.00 GIFT CERTIFIATE TO WOODY’S FOR LARGEST BLUEFISH WEIGHED IN TODAY
 
FRIDAY  NOVEMBER 10TH PAIR OF COSTA SUNGLASSES RETAILS AT $249.00 DONATED BY AMERICAN ANGLER FOR THE LARGEST STRIPER WEIGHED IN TODAY
 
SATURDAY  NOVEMBER 11TH VETERAN’S DAY PRIZE-2 PLUGS DONATED BY PAPPY’S PRIDE & FISHING TACKLE TO THE FISH ENTERED WEIGHING CLOSEST TO 11.11 LBS
$100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
SUNDAY  NOVEMBER 12TH $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
WEEK SIX
 
SATURDAY   OCTOBER 7TH $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
SUNDAY   OCTOBER 8TH $500.00 CASH AWARD FOR THE LARGEST STRIPED BASS $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
MONDAY   OCTOBER 9TH FARIAS SURF & SPORT TIKI TOSS GAME &  A FARIAS HAT RANDOM DRAW FROM ALL REGISTERED JUVENILE  ANGLERS
 
TUESDAY  OCTOBER 10TH $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO WOODY’S FOR BIGGEST BLUEFISH WEIGHED IN TODAY
 
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11TH GOODY BAG DONATED BY EP SALES FOR LARGEST FISH ENTERED BY A SENIOR ANGLER TODAY
 
THURSDAY   OCTOBER 12TH $ 250.00 CASH AWARD FOR LARGEST STRIPED BASS IN HONOR OF ROBERT “ JINGLES “O’BRIEN FROM JINGLES B & T
 
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13TH FARIAS SURF & SHOP 2X LONG SLEEVE SHIRT & FARIAS HAT TO THE FIRST FISH WEIGHED IN TODAY
 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH SUB Z  48 QT COOLER FILLED WITH GOODIES FROM NJ POOLS & SPAS OF LONG BEACH ISLAND RETAILED AT MORE THEN $300.00 FOR THE LARGEST STRIPED BASS
$100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
 
WEEK SEVEN
 

Monday November 22nd – $50.00 Gift Certificate To Surfcity Bait & Tackle In Memory Of Harold Ferrari. This Will Be Awarded To The Juvenile Angler ( 17 Yrs Old & Younger) With The Largest Striper During The 3 Rd Segment. If None Entered It Will Be A Random Draw. 2 Pappy’s Pride Plugs To The First Fish Entered Caught On Artificial Today

 

Tuesday Novmeber 21st – OTW Aluminum Sandspike With Attached Clip And Rag Goes to The 2nd Largest Bass Weighed In Today

 

Wednesday November 22nd – Fisherman Magazine Subscription –random Draw From All Anglers Weighing In A Fish Today

 

Thursday November 23rd – Thanksgiving – $250.00 Cash Award For
Largest Striped Bass In Honor Of Bruce Hoagland

Friday November 24th – 9′ Viper Rod To Smallest Striper Entered Today
Donated By Ep Sales

 

Saturday November 25th – $100.00 Gift Certificate To Fisherman Headquarters For Heaviest Bass.  9′ Shakespeare Alpa Combo For Biggest Striper Entered By A Juvenile Angler Donated By Ep Sales.

 

Sunday November 26th – $100.00 Gift Certificate To Fisherman Headquarters For Heaviest Bass. Subscription To Fisherman Magazine To The 1 St Fish Entered By A Youth Angler Today.

 

 

WEEK NINE SPEICAL PRIZES
DATE
SPECIAL PRIZE
AWARDED TO
BY SUNDAY DECEMBER 10TH  
LARGEST BLUEFISH WEIGHED IN BY SUNDAY DECEMBER 10TH BY 6PM WINS A JK RODS AND RIGS CASE FILLED WITH 4 BALSA WOOD MULLET RIGS, BLUEFISH BOMB AND REPLACEMENT MULLET HOOKS DONATED BY JK  RODS AND RIGS.

 

 

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TOURNAMENT
$50 SURF CITY BAIT AND TACKLE GIFT CARD FOR 1 YOUTH ANGLER (17 YRS & YOUNGER) –RANDOM DRAW FROM LONG TIME ANGLER & SUPPORTER OF THE DERBY DAN PROCIDA


AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TOURNAMENT
$50 SURF CITY BAIT AND TACKLE GIFT CARD TO THE YOUNGEST ANGLER TO ENTER THE MOST INCHES BY THE END OF THE TOURNAMENT. THIS IS IN HONOR OF LILY KATHLEEN FROM THE BARRETT AND MURRAY FAMILIES


AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TOURNAMENT
$50 SURF CITY BAIT AND TACKLE GIFT CARD, IN MEMORY OF HAROLD FERRARI, WILL BE AWARDED TO THE JUVENILE ANGLER ( 17 YRS OLD AND YOUNGER) WITH THE LARGEST STRIPER DURING THE 3RD SEGMENT. DONATED BY THE FERRARI FAMILY


MONDAY DECEMBER 4TH 
$25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO WOODY’S TO THE 1ST FISH WEIGHED IN TODAY

2 PAPPY’S PRIDE PLUGS TO THE LAST  FISH ENTERED TODAY


TUESDAY  DECEMBER 5TH 
FARIAS SURF & SPORT SHOP XL SWEATSHIRT AND HAT, DONATED BY FARIAS-GOES TO THE LARGEST FISH WEIGHED IN TODAY

OTW ALUMINUM SANDSPIKE WITH ATTACHED CLIP AND RAG GOEST O THE 2ND LARGEST BASS WEIGHED IN TODAY

 


WEDNESDAY  DECEMBER 6TH  

SPORTFISH PRODUCTS LURE BAG FILLED WITH ASSORTED LURES, SPORTFISH SHIRT AND KNIVES-RANDOM DRAW FOR ANYONE WEIGHING IN A FISH TODAY
THURSDAY  DECEMBER 7TH 
FISH TIN DECORATION DONATED BY SCOOP CITY ICECREAM SURF CITY  -RANDOM DRAW FOR WOMEN (18 YRS OLD AND OLDER) THAT ENTERS A FISH TODAY
FRIDAY  DECEMBER 8TH 
ASSORTMENT OF MAGICTAIL BUCKTAILS IN A SEASTRIKER BACKPACK –RANDOM DRAW FROM ALL ANGLERS WEIGHING IN FISH TODAY

12 BLUEFISH RIGS DONATED ABY AMERICAN BLUE IN A SEASTRIKER BACK PACK-RANDOM DRAW FROM ALL ANGLERS WEIGHIN IN A FISH TODAY
SATURDAY  DECEMBER  9TH 
9 FT. VIPOR ROD TO SMALLEST STRIPER ENTERED TODAY DONATED BY EP SALES

FISHERMAN MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION –RANDOM DRAW FROM ALL YOUTH ANGLERS WEIGHING IN A FISH TODAY

$100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS
SUNDAY DECEMBER 10TH 
FISHERMAN MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION –RANDOM DRAW FROM ALL ANGLERS WEIGHING IN A FISH TODAY

--9 FOOT SHAKESPEARE ALPA COMBO FOR BIGGEST STRIPER ENTERED BY A JUVENILE ANGLER DONATED BY EP SALES


$100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FISHERMAN HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAVIEST BASS

 

 

Tournament Rules & Prizes Brochure

Tournament Rules & Prizes Brochure Side Two

This tournament ended on

December 10, 2017

About the LBISFC

2017 63rd Annual LBI Surf Fishing Classic
October 7, 2017

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