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
 
 

Tournament Rules & Prizes Brochure

Tournament Rules & Prizes Brochure Side Two

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Day 17

About the LBISFC

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

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Tournament Manager
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