Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen

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The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park is closed per the MOA on piping plover management.

May 6 DMS Meeting notice!

The Thursday, May 6 DMS meeting will be held at 31454 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE.
There will be a combined Directors and General Meeting at 6 PM followed by a cookout.
All DMS members and person interested in the DMS are invited to attend.
FYI, this is a Lewes address but not in the town of Lewes.

DNREC to issue 1000 additional OSV permits

Gov. Carney authorizes DNREC to issue an additional 1,000 1-year surf fishing vehicle permits.
Also, DNREC will launch an Off-Peak Surf-Fishing Permit pilot program starting in late May.

Beach Clean-up and Meet & Greet

Beach Clean-up held Saturday, April 17 at 8 A.M.
We will hold a Meet & Greet when finished.
Click here for more info.

2nd DMS Fishing team for AMSA Tournament

DMS wIll field 2 teams for the AMSA Ronald Bounds Surf Fishing tournament in October, 2021.
CLICK HERE for more info if you want to field a team!

State Park updates

CLICK HERE for info on updates on work done at the beach parks>

Surf Fishing Vehicle permits sold out!

The 17,000 cap of Surf Fishing Vehicle permits was reached on Wednesday, March 3. 

DNREC Beach Grass planting cancelled

The 2021 DNREC Beach Grass planting has been cancelled due to COVID-19 

March 4 DMS Meeting Notice!

The March 4 DMS meeting will be held at 31454 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE. the Board meeting starts at 6 PM and is open to all DMS members.
The General Meeting starts at 7 PM.

February DMS Meeting Notice! 

The February 4 meeting of the DMS has been postponed until Wednesday, February 10th at 6 PM.
The February 10 meeting will be held at 31454 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE. Board meeting starts at 6 PM and is open to all DMS members.
The general meeting starts at 7 PM.

Renew your 2021 DMS membership now!

DMS has waived the $10 late fee for late renewal  of membership
Use the Adult Membership button to the left or the form in the newsletter. 
Address: DMS Club, PO Box 455, Dagsboro, DE 19939.  Don't put 2021 Dues on the envelope.

State parks Offices now open

State Parks offices are now open.  All park offices within Delaware State Parks were closed temporarily Thursday, Dec. 24 through Jan. 11, 2021, to limit the spread of COVID-19.

2021 Surf Fishing Vehicle Permit update

As of the close of business Friday, December 18, 5079 Surf Fishing Vehicle permits have been sold.  From Ray Bivens, Delaware State Parks Director: 74% of the permits were sold on-line, which is "up in a very big way." 
Click here to get a permit online.

2021 Surf Fishing Vehicle Permits

Surf Fishing Vehicle Permits  are now on sale.  
17,000 permits will be issued for the year 2021, the same amount as 2020.

2020 DMS Election Results

Clark Evans returns as the President for DMS for 2021.
Click here for the 2021 Officers and Board of Directors.

Results of the 14th Annual DMS Invitational

Click here!  Congratulations to those that earned a prize. 
A big THANK YOU for your support to the over 190 anglers that fished the event.

On-Line entry to the DMS Invitational closes at 10PM October 8!

Please, DO NOT try to enter on-line after 10 PM.  You can enter in person on Friday, October 9 at the Tournament HQ at Youth Camp #3, Cape Henlopen State Park between 12 Noon and 8 PM.  
We are required to follow DNREC mandates regarding COVID-19. 
A mask is mandatory when inside any Park building. 
Please follow the usual proceedeures we are all familiar with during these times

DMS Invitational Tournament is ON!

The Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tourmant will be held October 9, 10 & 11, 2020.
Need an entry form?  CLICK HERE to contact us or Email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please put "DMS Tournament" in the header.
Sign-in/check-in will be 12 Noon-8 P.M. on Friday, October 9 at the Tournament HQ (Youth Camp #3) in Henlopen State Park. 
Competition begins Saturday at 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM and Sunday from 7:00 AM until 12 Noon. 
Awards will begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday at theTournament HQ.
CLICK HERE to download the Tournament Entry packet!

CLICK HERE for ON-LINE sign up for the DMS Invitational!


Due to the Covid pandemic and the difficulites it has caused, the Fall Feast is CANCELLED due to hall resitrictions.   Persons who had paid for the DMS Annual Dinner that was cancelled in March will be refunded their monies in the near future.

Delaware State Park Beaches re-open for surf fishing

Governor Carney modified his order that closed beaches to permit vehicles with a valid surf-fishing permit to access the beaches for the purpose of surf-fishing.
Effective 8 AM on March 31, beaches are open with restrictions:  
- Vehicle must have a current DE Surf Fishing Permit
- Max 2 people per vehicle and must be from the same home or residence.
- Each person must be actively engaged and no other activity permitted.
- Vehicles must be 20 yards apart.
- Practice "Social Distancing"
- no "walk-on" 
Additionally, Key Box Road and Conquest access points in DSSP and Cape Point acces in CHSP are closed.
Not all amenities will be available at the State Parks.
We urge everyone to be smart and abide with the above or the beaches will be shut down again. Be smart. Play by the rules.

April and May DMS Meetings cancelled

Pursuant to the State of Emergency declared by Governor Carney due to the COVID-19 virus, the regular monthly DMS meetings scheduled for April and May are cancelled.

DMS, State officials meeting notes

Click here for notes of the meeting between the Board of Directors of the DMS and elected and appointed state officials held February 26, 2020

Governor closes all DE beaches

All Delaware Beaches are closed effective 5:00 P. M. Saturday, March 21. Beaches will remain closed until May 15, or otherwise declared by Gov. Carney. This includes the State Park beaches.

DMS Annual Dinner postponed

After much consideration, we have made the desicision to postpone the DMS Annual Dinner scheduled or march 14.  Safety and the health of our memebrs and the Fire Hall's staff is paramount to this decision.  We will reschedule the event as soon as we are able to do so. 
Thanks and be safe!
Clark Evans, President

On-line reservations for the DMS Annual Dinner

You can now make your reservation on-line for the March 14 DMS Annual Dinner.  
One price fits all this year!  $35/couple, $17.50 individual.

DNREC Beach Grass Planting March 21

Saturday, March 21 between 9 AM and Noon.   We will meet at the IRI North Inlet parking lot at 8:30 AM. 
Click here for more details.

DMS Members: your opinion wanted

The Officers and Board of Directors of DMS want to hear your opinion on proposed improvements to the Bethany Fenwick area bathing beach in the state park.
Click Here for more info and how to let your opinion be known.

Annual Dinner

The Annual DMS Dinner will be held March 14 at the Frankford Fire Company Hall. Frankford, DE.
$35/Couple, $17.50 for indivivual.  Non member? Same price!
Join us for a night of fun and fellowship, including the drawing for a team to represent DMS at the AMSA Ronald Bounds Team Tournament , November, 2020.
Click here for more info

DMS On-Line store

We have updated our on-line store for DMS apparel! And just in time for the holiday shopper, there is FREE SHIPPING on orders over $20.00!
Check out the long and short sleeved t-shirts, pull-over and  zip-front hoodies, jackets, hats, beanies... the list goes on. vairoius sizes and colors available.

Enter the online store by clicking here.  DO NOT use the "STORE " button in the header.

12th Annual DMS Invitational results

207 anglers faced slowly improving weather and seas and a hoard of just-undersized fish during the 12th Annual DMS invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.
Entrants came from as far away as Toronto, Canada and Ireland! Our thanks to everyone who participated in the Tournament.
We thank every involved in the event: Sponsors, Tournament Book advertisers, those who donated prizes and the volunteers that made this event possible.

CLICK HERE for full results

The Special Olympics DE Family Day at the Beach Fishing Event rescheduled for Saturday, September 29

Mark September 29, 2018, as DMS assists the Special Olympics DE Day At The Beach! DMS Members that are willing to volunteer should meet at 8 AM at the Fishing Pier in CHSP.
This event is not one to miss!

DMS members should meet at 8 AM at the Fishing Pier in CHSP

12th Annual DMS Invitational Tournament

Join us for our 12 Annual DMS Invitational Surf-Fishing Tournament on October 5, 6 & 7, 2018, held on the DE beaches.
Over $4,000 in total cash prizes!  100% return on the bluefish calcutta!
If  you did not receive your invitation OR if you want one...  Check the links below!
Click here to download a Tournament Entry form. 
Click here for more info on the 12 Annual DMS Invitational
Click here for previous DMS Invitational tournament results

Special Olympics DE Family Day At The Beach

Mark September 15, 2018, as DMS assists the Special Olympics DE Day At The Beach! DMS Members that are willing to volunteer should meet at 8 AM at the Fishing Pier in CHSP. 
This event is not one to miss!
More info and how to Sign up here

DMS Intra-Club Tournament

The date for the 2018 DMS Intra-Club Tournament is to be determined. This Tournament is for DMS members only, with the grand prize being the most sought-after award every angler desires-BRAGGING RIGHTS !

DMS honored as Volunteer Group of the Year

DNREC recognized DMS as the 2018 Volunteer Group of the Year - Conservation Group. 
Governor John Carney made the presentation on Governor's Day, July 26, at the Delaware State Fair.

Has your 2018 membership expired?

The grace period for renewing your DMS membership expired March 1, 2018. Not sure?  Use the CONTACT US button in the upper right corner to ask.
Renew online now or by using the form in the last DMS Newsletter you received. A $10 late charge is assessed for late dues payment

New starting time for DMS meeting!

6 PM for Board Meeting, 7 PM for General Meeting

DMS voices support for additional Parks Rangers

On February 14, DMS President Bruce West and Secretary George Mood appeared before the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) to show support for additional sworn Parks rangers

DNREC Beach Grass Planting

DMS has again been asked by DNREC to assist at their 29th Annual Beach Grass Planting on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9 AM to Noon.
DMS members transported folks to and from planting areas and manned the cook shack for refreshments.

Guest Speaker for DMS Annual Dinner

Mr. Ray Bivens, the Director of Parks and Recreation spoke as the Guest Speaker at the DMS Annual Dinner, March 3 at the Frankford Fire Company Hall, Frankford, DE.

Election of DMS Officers

Bruce West was elected President of the DMS at the December 7 meeting.
Click here for the 2018 Officers and Directors of the DMS.

11th Anual DMS Invitational results

221 Anglers particiapted in this years Tournament.  Drew Stuchlik became the first repeat winner of this event, scoring 102 points and sharing the bluefish Calcutta with Donald Touhey.
Click here for full results.
Find photos from both days' competition on our Facebook page.

Nominations for DMS offices now open

The Nominating Comittee is now acccepting your nomination of DMS members for Officers and Directors for 2018.
Nomination closed at the November 1, 2018, General Meeting of the DMS at Frankford Fire Company hall.

Special Olympics DE Family Day at the Beach

The Special Olympcs DE Family Day at the Beach Fishing Tournament was held at the fishing pier in CHSP.
Over 35 Special Olympians participated, landing 36 fish.
DMS was honored to prepare bait, supply awards and offer assitance to the athletes as they competed for trophies for 1st Fish, Largest Fish and Most Fish.
Special Thanks to Lighthouse View Tackle for their generous donation to DMS.
Find photos of this event at the DMS Facebook page.

DMS Invitational Tournament invites sent

Entry forms for the 11th Annual DMS Tournament were sent out in August.  If you did not receive your invitation, or if you want one, click the CONTACT US button on the upper right of the Website. 
Please put your request for an invitation to the DMS Tournament in the comments.
We will send your entry forms via email.

Special Olympics DE Families Day At The Beach

DMS will again assist the at the Special Olympics DE Families Day At the Beach fishing tournament on September 16, 2017.
Meet at 8 AM at the Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier.  More info here.
Sign up now with Tim Wallace (302-382-4722) to help the Special Olympians catch the big one!

DMS Fall Feast September 8, 2017

Even held a week earlier this year , the Fall Feast was a great success. Prizes were won and lots of wonderful food was consumed by all who attended. Our thanks to Frankford Fire Women's Auxiliary for feeding us once again!

11th Annual DMS Invitational Tournament

The DMS Invitational is the best and one of the largest Fall surf-fishing tournament in Delaware. For this to happen, the Tournament Committee needs your help.
Click here for a list of positions and time you can help make this the best Fall Tournament in Delaware.

Nesting activity results in loss of more beach at Point Access
Recent piping plover pre-nesting activity has resulted in closure of beach at the CHSP Point access crossing.  The closure starts about 50 yards north of the dune crossing. Check the DMS Facebook post for a map that shows the new restrictions.

DMS Meets with State Officials
Ar stations, creel limits, restricted beach access...
Click here for a summary of the February meeting between various elected and appointed DNREC officials and the BOD of the DMS.

The Point at CHSP is closed
The annual closure of The Point in CHSP for migrating birds occus on March 1, 2017. The Point should reopen September 1, 2017