Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen
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The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park is closed per the MOA on piping plover management.
The CHSP Point is scheduled to re-open September 1, 2021.
15th Annual DMS Invitational Tournament
The 15th Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tourmant will be held October 8,9,10, 2021.
CLICK HERE for details and to get links to download the Tournament Entry packet
CLICK HERE for ON-LINE sign up for the DMS Invitational!
Want us to Email you an entry packet? CLICK HERE to contact us
Please put "DMS Tournament" in the header.
DMS Courtesy Patrol
We are looking for new DMS Courtesy Patrol members. Being on the Courtesy Patrol is a good way to get out on the beach, show the public some of what DMS does for surf fishing, and help assure people know the rules and techniques for driving on the beach.
Courtesy Patrol members explain what DMS does to help keep our beaches open to OSV (Over the Sand Vehicle) surf anglers while working directly with DNREC officials, and our state legislators. We explain what “Keepers of the Beach” means environmentally, by being involved in planning routine beach cleanups, and assisting in the annual planting of dune grass.
We also emphasize the importance of airing down the vehicle’s tires which enables the vehicle to “float” on the sand and explain other beach driving techniques. The Courtesy Patrol assists DNREC officers and volunteers. When crossing checks are performed, they ensure permit holders have all the proper gear and paperwork necessary to drive on the beaches. The Patrol also assists pulling out vehicles that have become stuck in the sand.
Included in our review of beach protocol, we explain how joining DMS automatically makes the person a member of UMAPA, which is the national umbrella group of all surf angling groups like DMS. UMAPA works at the local, state, and federal entities to preserve the right of surf anglers to drive on our beaches along the Atlantic seaboard.
If you think you would like to work with the Courtesy Patrol please give me a call.
William Christy DMS # 268 Phone: 302-393-3998
May 6 2021 DMS Meeting
The Thursday, May 6 DMS meeting will be held at the home of Bill and Deb and a fun time was had by all attending the meeting and the picnic following the meeting. A BIG Thank You
goes out to Bill and Deb!
DNREC to issue 1000 additional OSV permits for 2021
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.
More info here!
2021 Beach Clean-up and Meet & Greet
Beach Clean-up was held onSaturday, April 17 at 8 A.M.
While no fish were caught at the Meet &Greet held after, we collected a lot of trash!
Click here for more info.
2021 State Park updates
CLICK HERE for info on updates on work done at the beach parks>
2021 Surf Fishing Vehicle permits sold out!
The 17,000 cap of Surf Fishing Vehicle permits was reached on Wednesday, March 3.
2021 DNREC Beach Grass planting cancelled
The 2021 DNREC Beach Grass planting has been cancelled due to COVID
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Address: DMS Club, PO Box 455, Dagsboro, DE 19939.
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.
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 6PM October 6!
Please, DO NOT try to enter on-line after 10 PM. You can enter in person on Friday, October 8 at the Tournament HQ at Youth Camp #3, Cape Henlopen State Park between 1PM and 8 PM.
We are required to follow DNREC mandates regarding COVID-19.
A mask is mandatory when inside any Park building. This is subject to change.
Please follow the usual proceedeures we are all familiar with during these times
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.
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
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.
Fenwick Island State Park proposed improvements
DNREC’s Director of Parks and Recreation Ray Bivens unveiled proposed improvements to Fenwick Island State Park.
Orestead, a Danish company, is applying for federal approval to build a wind farm off the coast. Orestead approach the Division of Parks and Recreation with a partnership approach to connect to the electrical grid at Fenwick Island State Park.
There would be no change to access for surf-fishing permitted vehicles if the proposed improvements are adopted.
DNREC raises 2019 surf fishing permit fees
DNREC's Division of Parks & Recreation will increase fees for the Surf Fishing Vehicle permit by $10 annually for residents and $20 for non-residents.
There will also be a cap of 17,000 permits issued annually.
Fee increases will take effect February 1, 2019.
NMSF issues IHAs for Seismic Testing
The National Marine Fisheries Service issued Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) to survey companies while they search for oil and gas deposits offshore.
Final Permits for seismic testing is expected to be issued within the next month.
New starting time for DMS meeting!
6 PM for Board Meeting, 7 PM for General Meeting