Reminder! 2014 DMS dues should be paid by January 1, 2014. You will no longer receive newsletters if not paid by end of March 2014. By-Laws state that you must pay $25.00 to renew after that time. Use the form included in the newsletter OR do it online by clicking here.
You can help the club reduce the cost of mailing the DMS newsletter by receiving it via email. To get your newsletter via email, simply send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "DMS Newsletter" in the subject line. Thanks!
Click on the Legislative Update button found under the News button in the menu bar.
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!
A reminder that the annual closure of the Point at CHSP will occur March 1. It is scheduled to re-open Spetember 1. Get more info here.
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.
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.
You can comment by email, with the tagline “DMS DUES INCREASE” at email@example.com
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Soon the invites for the past partcipants in the Invitational Tournament will be in the mail, postmarked entries deadline is Sept 28, 2014. The tournament is October 11-12 .2014, Members can find an invite in the newsletter or you can emai,tournaments2014 dmsclub.org to get one sent.
You may also register in person during check in hours of noon to 8 PM, Friday, October 10, 2014, at Cape Henlopen State Park Youth Camp #3. Credit cards will be accepted with a $2 service fee .Cash and checks are accepted ,no service fee required!
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.
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
It is now the Rick Willman Juniors. Read more.
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
A quick look at upcoming DMS events. Other events not yet scheduled include Beach Clean-up, Adopt-A-Highway, DMS Intraclub Tournament and others. Check back often for more info.
DMS Monthly Meeting. 8 PM. Frankford Fire Hall Frankford, DE ***** NEW LOCATION**** Dicussion/vote on dues increase. Click on the date for more info!
Annual DMS Dinner. Frankford Fire Company Hall, Frankford, DE. 6 PM
Beach Grass Planting. 8 AM at the Day Use parking lot, North side of Indian River Inlet. Click the date for more info!
DMS Monhtly Meeting. 8 PM. Frankford Fire Hall, Frankford ,DE***** New Location*****
DMS Monthly Meeting. 8 PM. Frankford Fire Hall , Frankford, DE******New Location*****
DMS Monthly Meeting. 8 PM. Location TBA
Fall Feast. Frankford Fire Company Hall
DE Special Olympics Fishing Tournament. CHSP. Date, time TBA
DMS Montly Meeting, 8 PM. Location TBA
8th Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament
DMS Monthly Meeting. 8 PM. Location TBA
DMS Monthly Meeting. 8 PM Location 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!