The club has added a new event this year. In addition to the MFC River Fluke Tournament (June 13th)...
Welcome to the Manasquan Fishing Club
Important Notices and Upcoming Events
Please remember to renew your NJ Saltwater Angler Registration at
We meet at 7:30 PM the first Friday of every month at the Women's Club in Manasquan, NJ (62 Main Street).
2023 Meeting Schedule and Other Noteworthy Events
Black = General Meeting, Blue = Non-MFC related event, Gold = MFC related event
January 6th 2023 - General Meeting - John Toth, Pres JCAA, topic: JCAA activities and angler issues
February 3rd 2023 - General Meeting - Capitan Paul Eidman, topic: Forage Species and the work of Menhaden Defenders
March 1st - 5th 2023 - Atlantic City Boat Show at the Atlantic City Convention Center
March 3rd 2023 - General Meeting - Doug Zemeckis, Ph.D. topic: Wind Energy
March 4th 2023 - Manasquan Fishing Club Annual Sinker Party - Hosted at Dome Sheet Metal in Belmar.
All MFC members are free to join. You make your own sinkers and/or jigs with free lead, you just need to pay for hooks if you use them for your jigs. If you’ve checked on the cost of sinkers and jigs lately, you won’t want to miss this. Also, our line winder will be back in action and at the sinker party so if you have a reel that needs new line, bring the line and reel and we’ll spool it up for you.
March 17th - 19th 2023 - The Saltwater Fishing Expo at New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ.
The show will not only feature a huge number of products and vendors but a host of seminars and demonstrations, including our own Captain Jim Freda who will be speaking on “Jersey Striped Bass Blitzes; Make
Memories of a Lifetime” on Friday at 4:45 PM and “Inshore Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna; Troll,
Jig, and Pop!” on Saturday at 12:15 PM. For more information, go to:
April 7th 2023 - General Meeting - Prize Raffle Fundraiser and 2022 Fishing Awards at the monthly meeting.
Frank Cuccio will also discuss the MFC website and Social Media presence.
May 5th 2023 - General Meeting - Paul Shafer is speaking about his recent haddock trip out of New Hampshire.
May 6th 2023 - Manasquan P.B.A. Children's Fishing Tournament - 8 am to 1 PM Rain date is 5/7/23
This fishing tournament is hosted by the Manasquan Police Benevolent Association with support from MFC members. It is held at Macs Pond and is open to kids from 3 - 13 years old. Registration starts at 8:00 AM and the event wraps up about Noon after lunch and the presentation of awards. Typically, over 100 kids participate, so MFC membership is needed to help run the event. Please let Bill Beck know if you can lend a hand.
June 2nd 2023 - General Meeting - Speaker: Fred Truex Topic: Fishing Secrets
Fred Truex has stepped-up and volunteered to discuss "What I've learned to catch more fish and enjoy a day on the water." How often do you run across a fisherman that’s willing to share his secrets? Fred is an absolute great fisherman, boater and great guy, so listening to him tell his experiences and learnings will be a fun time in and of itself. But it will also be sure to help us raise our game and make us better catchers and not just fishers, and have more fun trying. Nothing would be better than that!
June 13th 2023 (Tuesday) – MFC River Fluke Tournament -
This year’s River Fluke Tournament will be from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM, rain or shine. Fishing is restricted to
the Manasquan River, from boat or from shore. Weigh-in and picnic will follow at the Manasquan Recreation Annex Building, 67 Atlantic Ave, Manasquan, at 6:00 PM. Entry fee is $40/person which includes the fishing fee and picnic. the tournament is open to all club members, their families and one non-family guest (over 18 yrs. old). Payment must be made in advance.
June 17th 2023 (Saturday) - JCCA Fluke Tournement
The JCAA has scheduled its Fluke Tournament for Saturday, June 17th with awards presented on Friday, June 23rd. Please go to their website, JCAA.org, for more information.
July 7th 2023 - General Meeting - Speaker Topic TBD
July 13th 2023 (Thursday) – MFC Ocean Fluke Tournament # 1 -
This year’s Ocean Fluke Tournament will be from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, rain or shine. Fishing by boat is restricted to the area from the northern edge of the Sea Girt Reef to the southern edge of the Axel Carlson Reef. Shore bound anglers can fish the Manasquan Inlet or ocean from the beach and jetties. Fishing on a morning “half-day” party boat trip is also eligible. Weigh-in and picnic will follow at the Manasquan Recreation Annex Building, 67 Atlantic Ave, Manasquan, at 6:00 PM. Entry fee is $40/person which includes the fishing fee and picnic. Payment must be made in advance. The tournament is open to all club members, their families, and one non-family guest (over 18 yrs. old).
August 4th 2023 - General Meeting - Speaker Topic TBD
August 2023 (Saturday Date TBA Probably 8/7/23) - Manasquan "Big Sea Day" Inlet Fishing Contest
This MFC-sponsored fishing contest is held at the Manasquan Inlet from 8:00 AM to Noon, with setup starting at 6:30 AM. It’s always a lot of fun for both us and the contestants. Prizes are awarded to the winners. Please let Bill Beck know if you can lend a hand. The rain date will be Sunday.
September 1st 2023 - General Meeting - Eric Wasnesky - Topic: Fall Surf Fishing
Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2 - 4th) 2023 – MFC Ocean Fluke Tournament # 2 -3 days, prizes, going to be a lot of fun Click for More details here
October 6th 2023 - General Meeting - Doug Zemeckis, Ph.D. topic: TBA
November 3rd 2023 - General Meeting - Speaker Topic TBD
December 1st 2023 - General Meeting - Speaker Topic TBD
Our guest speaker was Doug Zemeckis Ph.D. from Rutgers University - Marine and Coastal Sciences. He...