Register NOW for ther 8th Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament, October 10-12. In the header above, click TOURNAMENTS>DMS INVITATIONAL. Scroll down to the link to download a printable entry epplication. Mail it no later than Saturday, October 4 to the Lewes address on the entry form. DO NOT mail it to the PO box in Dagsboro!
Dues for 2015 are payable during the period of October 1 - December 31. A reminder that the dues have increased to $25.00 for the annual renewal. New Member fee is now $35.00. Any person that joins DMS during the Oct 1- Dec 31 timeframe will be a member for the balance of 2014 plus 2015. We now accept PayPal for online payment of dues.
Nominations for Officers and Board of Directors now being accepted. Click on the link for more info.
DNREC is looking for photos that best portray's this year's theme: Taking Action for Conversation. Photos should depict proper C&R techniques or a conservation-minded fishing action. The winning photo will be featured in - or possibly the cover photo of - the 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide. Click here for more info on the contest.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will hold a joint public hearing regarding the future direction of summer flounder management in Delaware waters at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in the DNREC Auditorium at 89 Kings Highway, Dover. Click here for more info
Delaware Governor Jack Markell prclaims September 27-October 3 "Delaware Hunting and Fishing Week". In the proclamation, Markell noted that over 82,000 licensed recreational anglers generate almost $10M in license fees. Fishing and hunting contribute $210M to Delaware's economy and support over 1,900 jobs. Click here for more details.
Delaware recently enacted legislation changing the classifaction of certain "less severe offenses" associated with fishing, hunting and boating. The changes would result in no criminal history for persons charged/convicted of certain offenses. Click here for more details.
As chair of the event it was my pleasure to put this event together once again. It is always good to see the families come out and enjoy themselves and enjoy GREAT crabs. So many thanks need to go out to so many people who made this event another success. It would take me all night to mention everyone who helped. Thank you to those of you who donated prizes, we had some great prizes again this year. Those of you who helped work this event, you are awesome and I could not have done it without you. Most of all thank you to the members of DMS who continue to support such a great organization. Without each of you believing in DMS we would not be where we are today. Thank you for making my job so easy and I look forward to next year already.
8th Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament Cape Henlopen State Park. Tournament HQ is at Youth Camp # 3, Cape Henlopen State Park. Registration 12 Noon to 8:00 PM Friday, October 10. Fishing Saturday and Sunday. Join us for Delaware's premier Fall fishing Tournament. Click here for complete rules and entry form!
The Delaware Special Olympics Fishing Tournament on Saturday, September 20, is always a great event. Held at the pier in Cape Henlopen State Park. DMS and other organizations assist the Special Olympians as they seek to catch the big one. Contact Crystal Gray (302-535-2637) with your commitment to help.
DMS provides sponsorship to DMS teams that compete in two Tournaments. DMS will pay for the entry to the 2014 AMSA Tournament held October 16 - 18, 2014, as well as the Ocracoke Invitaional Surf Fishing Tournament, May 1 & 2, 2015. Drawings for the Ocracoke team will be held at the DMS Fall Feast, Saturday, September 13, 2014. Drawing for the AMSA team will be held at the October General Meeting on Thursday, October 2. Check your newsletter for more info or click here.
Senate Bill 265 would remove the "actively engaged" requirement when accessing the beach with a surf fishing vehicle tag. Click here for more information and to view President "Morty" Morton's thoughts on this bill.
Would you be surprised that the number of shorebird and turtle nests are down this year at the Cape Hatteras National Recreational Seashore despite the added protections of the off-road vehicle plan and special regulation?
Former DMS President Joseph W. DiBattista Jr., 70, of Harbeson, formerly of Norristown, Pa., beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, after fighting a long battle with liver disease at Beebe Healthcare. Joe was an avid fisherman; he spent the majority of his time here in the community making it better for the fishing community. Joe was a past president of the Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen Club, director and member of the Friends of the Park, served as the president of the Delaware Preservation Society and the Park Watch associated with Cape Henlopen State Park. If you got to see him there, he was directing traffic, teaching driving on the beach classes, organizing fishing tournaments for adults and kids alike, and anything else that was needed to make the park a place for everyone. It was his home away from home.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 28, at the Biden Center at the Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes. Interment will be private.
In April, another of our members, Donald Heath, Sr., of Dagsboro passed away. He will be missed, please keep his family in your prayers.
At several of the last Board meetings the need for a dues increase was discussed. It is obvious that $15.00 is a real bargain for Club membership. There will be an increase starting with dues for 2015.
DMS Members and their OSV-permitted vehicles are needed to transport volunteers! Get more info on DMS duties here. Find the coverage in the February 21 edition of the Coastal Point here.
Many Thanks to all who helped. The grass has taken hold and is growing!
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We welcome your comments of our efforts to acquire a permanant home for DMS. Click here for more info.
Libby Bibb, DMS #670, sent us a photo of a 13 lb 7 oz largemouth bass she caught at Trace Lake near Sanford, NC. Well done, Libby! To view the photo, go to our Facebook page.
Clcik ths linlk to get to Delaware Fisherman Magazine's Facebook page and check out the 5 - Yes, 5! - videos of the 7th Annual DMS Invitational Tournament. You can also find them on the DMS Facebook page.
DMS was part of the Coastal Cleanup on September 21 in which over 4 tons of trash were removed from the beaches.
Bill Weiss is accepting nominations for DMS officers and Board of Directors. Contact him with your nomination: firstname.lastname@example.org
Failure of the US Congress to pass a budget has forced closure of Assateague Island National Seashore and Cape Hatteras National Seashore. More here.
DNREC has an on-line guide to commonly misidentiied sharks that are caught the Delaware. Click here for more info.
Congratulations to DMS members Sam Catalano, Bruce West, Alan Rosenberger and Cindy Wesley for finishing "in the money" at the Fall Classic Surf Fishing Tournament. Get more info here.
Do you remember the early days of DMS? Can you name the founding fathers or where the meetings or events were held in the early years? Email us: email@example.com
DMS was solicted to comment on the US Armey Corps of Engineer's proposed plan to replenish he beach north of the Indian River Inlet. Read more here.
The First State National Monument was esablished in Delaware by Presidential Proclamation. The Proclamation was authorized under Section 2 of the Antiquities Act of 1906. Read more here.
DMS members can obtain the new DMS sticker by following the directions in the newsletter.
Click here for the team chosen to represent DMS at the Ocracoke Tournament.
DMS attended a presentation by Delaware's Sea Level Rise adaptation Committe recently. A brief report and more on the Committee can be found here.
Floyd "Morty" Morton, III was elected President for 2013. Find the complete results of the election of the 2013 Officers and Directors here.
Click here and scoll down the page to learn more.
DNREC is seeking input via a survey on the Delaware Bayshore Initiative, which, in DNREC’s words “…build on the region’s reputation as a unique and beautiful natural resource, and help improve the shoreline economy by encouraging … visitors to enjoy it through activities such as recreational fishing, hunting, boating and ecotourism.” Included in the Initiative area are popular - and currently accessible to the public - fishing and hunting locales, such as Cape Henlopen State Park (including Broadkill Access), Augustine Beach, the Prime Hook and Bombay Hook National Wildlife Reserves, to name a few. These areas have a strong and rich tradition of use by anglers and hunters.
Take the survey (included in the first link) and let DNREC know what you believe is best for you, the angler.
Bruce West - 31" Striper
Morty Morton - 21" Striper
destiny Morton - 18 3/4" Red Drum
In the summer of 1958, a group of like minded fishermen gathered in the garage of Russell “Chocup” Hudson in order to discuss the formation of a new fishing club. More DMS history
Click on the date to get detailed information on DMS-sponsored or DMS supported events.
8th Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament. Headquarters at Youth Camp # 3 Cape Henlopen State Park. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to help at the headquarters during the tournament.
Adopt-A-Highway clean-up. Meet at 8 A.M., Savages Ditch Parking area
Beach Clean-up. Immediatley following the Adopt-A-Highway detail. Conquest road south to the Life Saving Museum
DMS Monthly Meeting. 8 PM. Location Frankford Fire hall, Frankford, DE. Nominations for DMS officers open.
DMS Intramural Tournament. For DMS members only, pick up score sheets at Old Inlet , Ricks Bait and Tackle, Bills Bait and Tackle or
DMS Monthly Meeting. 8 PM Location Frankford Fire hall, Frankford, DE. Election of DMS Officers.
DMS Annual Dinner. Details TBA
Anyone may purchase but only DMS members may advertise items. Members: Email your ad to email@example.com Your ad will be listed on the website for 60 days or until you tell us it is sold.
Include your name and DMS #. Please limit your ad to 50 words. Include your contact info for purchaser.
NEW listings for sale!