Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen
Members that have renewed for 2013 and not received the 2013 card and sticker should e-mail email@example.com as soon as possible.
DMS DUES FOR 2013 ARE NOW PAST DUE . Renew online or email membershio @dmsclub.org
DMS endorses proposed beach replenishment (04-10-13)
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.
A new dune for Delaware? (03-31-13)
The US Army corps of Engineers proposes to replenish the beach and build a dune on the north side of the Indian River Inlet. Read more here.
National Monument established in Delaware (03-26-13)
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 stickers available (03-14-13)
DMS members can obtain the new DMS sticker by following the directions in the newsletter.
Beach Grass Planting March 23 (03-24-13)
Thanks to everyone who helped at the DNREC Beach Grass planting event. Check our Facebook page for photos.
Ocracoke Tournament team announced (03-11-13)
Click here for the team chosen to represent DMS at the Ocracoke Tournament.
The Point at CHSP is closed (03-04-13)
The usual closure took effect March 1. The fee season for Delaware Parks is now in effect. Read more here.
National Park proposed for Delaware (updated 3-18-13)
Delaware Senator Tom Carper introduced the First State National Historical Park act of 2013
This is the second attempt to get this legislation passed. Read more here.
Fishing regulations and reports (03-14-13)
DMS offers condolences to Harry Aikins on the passing of his wife, Betty, and to to the family and friends of Dan Perry, #2227. Rest in Peace.
Sea Level Rise: looking ahead (02-17-13)
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.
Message from the DMS President (01-28-13)
Check it out!
Results of the DMS Election of Officers and Directors
Floyd "Morty" Morton, III was elected President for 2013. Find the complete results of the election of the 2013 Officers and Directors here.
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DNREC Seeks your Input
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.
2012 IntraClub Tournament results
Bruce West - 31" Striper
Morty Morton - 21" Striper
destiny Morton - 18 3/4" Red Drum
6th Annual DMS Invitational Tournament results
A big THANK YOU to the 287 participants that made the 6th Annual DMS Invitational Surf-fishing Tournament a great success. Click here
for lists of the top finishers.
The Delaware Bayshore Initiative - Conservation or Closure?
A recent article in the Cape Gazette
reported that Ken Salazar, US Secretary of the Interior, joined selected Delaware elected and appointed officials to announce the Delaware Bayshore Intitiative. The initiative "... is designed to enhance and promote the Bayshore area as a world-class conservation and low-impact recreation area and strengthen historic local communities, (DE Governor Jack) Markell said." Click the above link for the entire article and some suprising information.
Click here to find the pdf file
of a Power Point presentation on the Delaware Bayshores Initiative. Note that fishing and hunting, 2 activities that utilize the areas included in the initiative area, are not mentioned!
You will, however find the words "Global Destination for Birders" on the 4th screen shot. You will also find that the Audubon Society and the Sierra Club, two huge special interest groups, are supporting this intiative. Yes, the same Audubon Society that sucessfully fought to severely restrict beach access in the Cape Hatteras National Recreational Seashore Area. They now have their sights set on Delaware.
You can find some thoughtful discussion on this matter at the Saltfish website
. Feel free to sign up and join the discussion.
This is the same that NPS negleted to follow its own regulations by failing to institute a management plan at CHNRSA which was the basis of the lawsuit filed by the Audubon Society which lead to severely restricted beach access there.
DMS urges all it's members to click the links for information on a program that will impact your use of these lands. As of June 11, 2012, DMS does not take a position on these developments. We ask that your check the links and forward your comments on this to DMS President "Morty" Morton. You can email Morty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the latest catches in the Fishing Reports.
Here's you chance to catch up on which DMS members are catching fish and where. We depend on you, our members, to notify us what and where you are catching. Email your report to email@example.com
or post on our Facebook page
Junior Members have a new name
It is now the Rick Willman Juniors. Read more.
U.S. House bill seeks to restore free and open access at CHNSRA
Petition to keep open access at CHNSRA
The National Park Service has implemented a Management plan that closes over 50% of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area in North Carolina. If you believe in open access for yourself, your children and grandchildren, follow the link and sign a petition
to keep CHNRSA open to humans!
CHAPA Files Suit over Cape Hatteras ORV Plan
Chincoteague Island NWR to Close the Beach to ORV Use?
Chincoteague Island NWR had been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to build a park-and-ride parking lot, a project that could lead to the removal of on-site beach parking. Could beach access be next? Read more
2012 Delaware Tautog Regulations Annonced
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
The DMS Hotline phone has been discontinued.
Please do not attempt to contact us through that number. You can contact us via e-mail by clicking here