Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen

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DMS does not sell email addresses of any member.

UPDATE!  A great Thank you to the 190+ members that now receive the DMS newsletter via email!  

Click here for a message from DMS President West

Has your 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

Condolences

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of DMS member James Hull (#403), who passed recently.
Godspeed, James.

Get Well wishes

We at DMS offer best wishes for a speed recovery to DMS member Steven McNutt, Sr.

New starting time for DMS meeting? We need your input!

Click here to give you thoughts on changing the starting time of the DMS meetings.
6PM for Board Meeting, 7 PM for General Meeting OR
6:30 PM for Board meeting, 7:30 PM for General meeting.
Thanks!

The Point at CHSP closes March 1

The annual closure of The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park will occur on March 1, 2018. The closure applies to vehicles and pedestrians alike.

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

Guest Speaker for DMS Annual Dinner

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

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 are needed to man the cook shack and, of course, to transport the beach grass planting volunteers on the beach.

Meet at 8:30 AM at the Conquest Road access parking area.

DMS members - dues reminder!

The grace period for membership renewal ends March 1, 2018.  Memberhsip renewal after that date carries a $10 late fee.
Avoid the late fee and renew now online or using the form in the Newsletter.  If you choose to send your dues via USPS, they MUST BE POSTMARKED no later than March 1 to avoid the late fee. 

January Meeting postponed

Due to the anticipated severe winter weather, the DMS Monthly Meeting and BOD Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 4 has be postponed.
The Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 11, at the Frankford Fire Company hall, Frankford, DE. The BOD meeting starts at 7 PM. with the Monthly Meeting starting at 8 PM.

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.

Condolences

Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Al Wright, #687, who passed away in late November.
Al was a mainstay in the cook shack during the Beach Grass Plantings events.
View Al after a nice catch at the Point in Buxton, NC.

RIP, Al.  you will be missed.

DMS Inter-Club Tournament

The 2017 DMS Intra-Club Tournament will be held November 25, 2017. The Tournament is for DMS members only, with the grand prize being the most sought-after award every angler desires - BRAGGING RIGHTS!

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 2 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.

Rest in Peace

DMS recently lost a great asset in the recent passing of Rick Stone. 
Rick served as DMS 1st Vice President and working at the Fall Feast for years, as well as maintaining and manning the cookshack.
Our sincere concolences to Rick's family

DMS also will miss DMS Member Jack Bolin.
Jack was a fixture as a judge for the DMS Invitational Tournament. 
Our sincere condolences to his wife Ginny and his family.

Godspeed, gentlemen.

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 opne, 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 vai 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 20

Sign up now for our popular Fall feast at the Frankford Fire Company Hall, Frankford, DE. 
Get more info here!

DMS seeking members for the AMSA tournament

DMS is looking for Memberrs toform a team of 6 people to represent DMS at the AMSA Surf Fishing Tournament October 19, 20 and 21, 2017
The event is held at Assateague Island National Seashore.
Teams must be submitted via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 1 or via USPS and postmarked no later than July 1, 2017.  If using email, pleasm put AMSA Tournament in the subject line
Click here for more info on how to form a team and other info on the tournament.

Public Hearing for 2017 Flounder regulations

DNREC will hold a Public Hearing for 2017 Summer Flounder regulations on June 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Hiway, Dover, DE.
DE current regulation of the 17 inch minimum is a result of an Emergency Order to bring DE in compliance with the Summer FLounder Management Plan.
This action proposes to adopt the measures through the normal regulatory process.
You can click here to view the Public Notice of this hearing.

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
(04-13-17)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.

Has your membership expired?
The grace period for renewing your DMS membership expired March 1, 2017. 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.

Annual Dinner
Click here for some photos of our 2017 Annual Dinner at the Frankford Fire Company hall.  Our thanks to the Frankford Fire Company Ladies Auxilary for another fine meal!
(03-12-17)

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.
(03-03-17)

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
(02-28-17)

Condolences
Our sincere condolences to DMS member Larry Grimm on the passing of his wife, Kathy, on February 28, 2017.  May she Rest in Peace.
Our sincere condolences to the family of DMS member Robert Line #321, formerly of Harleysville, PA, who passed away in December, 2016.  May he Rest in Peace.