DMS 16th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament needs volunteers! Contact  lydia.schmierer@saas.k12de.us  The big fish are on way. Fish it or volunteer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th Annual DMS Invitational Surf – Fishing Tournament

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 7-9,2022

DELAWARE MOBILE SURF-FISHERMEN 16TH ANNUAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Registration is open!     NEW! Raffles, Prizes and Games

Join fellow Anglers at our Friday Fish Tales (3pm-7pm)

Sponsored by BOOZER EXCAVATION CO. INC.

NEW LOCATION! Tournament Headquarters is located at Youth Camp 2, in Cape Henlopen State Park. Turn left on Dock Drive like you are headed to the pier and follow the signs.

Friday, October 7th                                    Time                                               Location

Registration                                    1pm-8pm                                        Headquarters Food, Games & Raffles                               3pm-7pm      

New Chances to WIN!

Tiki Toss- FUN for all ages! You have 10 attempts to swing and try to hook it once. Prizes for all who play! Free Raffle- All registrants will receive a FREE raffle ticket for a door prize valued over $250. Drawn on Sunday. Must be present to win.

Corn Hole Toss- Game of chance. 1st bag FREE, additional bags $5 each. All those who score on first attempt will be entered in Sundays Mini Tournament (1pm-2pm). Prize valued over $250.

Saturday, October 8th

   

Time

     

Location

Final Registration     

   

6am-7am

     

Old Inlet Bait & Tackle

Competition             

   

7am-3pm

     

Posted areas

Sunday, October 7th

   

Time

     

Location

Competition             

   

7am-12pm

     

Posted areas

Social Hour               

   

1pm-2pm

     

Headquarters

Awards & Raffles      

   

2pm-until?

       

16th Annual Sponsors:                               

16th Annual Raffles:

Youth Division= Rick's Bait and Tackle          

Corn Hole Set with 16th Tournament Logo ($250 value)

Woman's Division= Fit Body Boot Camp      

Custom Rod by Shaun Smith ($400 value)

Overall Division= Mountaire Farms                

                                                               

Cooler/Rod Rack by Lester Justice ($800 value)

NEW! Cooler/Gift Cards ($ 800+ value)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions

President's Message

Here is the President's Message as posted in the January-February 2022 edition of the DMS Newsletter: 

Hi all!!!
I hope you had a great Holiday Season and that your New Year is off to a good start!!!
COVID 19 permitting, I am hoping that 2022 will be a very active year for DMS. In addition to our usual activities, I am planning three major points of emphasis for the club.
The first is Visibility. The goal is to keep DMS at the top of everyone’s mind on beach issues in the public eye.
The second point of emphasis is Recruitment. We need to grow our membership!! Increasing our Visibility will help to achieve this goal.
The third point of emphasis is Participation. We need more participation in activities and committees from our existing membership.
These three topics will be a recurring theme in future newsletters and at meetings.
Finally, I want to thank the family of DMS Founding Father Russel Hudson for conveying to me DMS #1. It was quite the unexpected honor and I look forward to carrying on Russel’s legacy.

Clark Evans

Here is the President's Message as posted in the January-February 2021 edition of the DMS Newsletter:
 
Hello all! 
Spring will soon be in the air and fishing season will be underway. Signs of spring are all around. Schools of bunker are starting to show and daffodils are starting to push through. Ospreys will be back in the
coming weeks and purple henbit will be in the fields. Be sure to give this newsletter a good read. There are some new fishing regulations for the coming season and the club has some upcoming activities.
 
We have changed the monthly meeting location for April and May. The Frankford Firehall was not available in January and February due to COVID 19 restriction. After postponing the January meeting we held the
meetings in February and March at Bill and Deb Weichardt’s house (man cave/she shed) in Lewes. They have graciously offered to host the April and May meetings as well. We hope you can make it to those meetings and plan to offer a bit more of a social component to these events weather permitting!!! Look for details on Facebook and the DMS website.
 
Surf fishing permits sold out quickly this year causing quite a stir. DMS will be actively working with Parks to address problems/concerns and any adjustments to the 17,000 cap.
 
The Delaware Beach Access Coalition is at it again!! They have sent a letter to Governor Carney and DNREC Secretary Garvin seeking to REDUCE the number of tags issued. Rest assured DMS will be lobbying against any reductions in beach access.
 
Hope to see you at a meeting or on the sand soon. Think Spring!!!!
Clark Evans
# 103
DMS President
 
Here is the President's Message as posted in the Fall 2020 edition of the DMS Newsletter:
 

Happy Fall Everyone!! I hope you have gotten the opportunity to do some surf fishing after a busy summer season.

First, I want to thank the group of club volunteers that helped to make the DMS Invitational Tournament a great success. It takes a great deal of dedication and effort by a core group of people to run this
tournament. Specifically, I want to recognize Marge Mood for her tireless efforts in handling registration, packet pick up and score sheet administration. Keith and Lydia Schmierer and Bill and Deb Weichardt are also to be commended for their numerous hours of service to this event and the club.

DMS was also well represented by a group of volunteers at the Friends of Cape Henlopen tournament at the pier back in September. This brings me to point that I have mentioned numerous times. We are a
group of volunteers and we need more of them!! Interested in helping? Join one of our numerous committees. Committee assignments are made at the January club meeting.

We have a club officers and board election coming up in December. Get out and vote!!

Clark Evans, President
DMS #103

Here is the President's Message as posted in the Summer 2020 edition of the DMS Newsletter:

Hi all!!
I hope your summer is off to a great start. I also hope that you and your families are healthy and safe during these strange and uncertain times.

Some good news!! We will get back to having regular club meetings in September. The September meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September, 3 at 7pm (Frankford Fire Hall). The Board will meet prior to that at
6pm.

We recently received the official word from Parks that the DMS Invitational Tournament is a go for October 10 and 11. The only drawback being that we will likely not be allowed to serve food at the Awards Ceremony. The DMS Board met in June to start preparing for the tournament. The Board will meet again in August to continue working on the tournament. We will post any updates on the website and the DMS FaceBook page.

It was also decided at the June Board meeting to replace the Fall Feast with the Annual Dinner that was cancelled due to COVID 19 back in March. The Annual Dinner is now tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 12. Happy hour at 6pm with dinner following at 7pm. The rising cost of crabs was also an important consideration in this decision. We hope to have this date confirmed in the coming weeks.

The Special Olympics event at the Cape Henlopen Pier scheduled for September has been cancelled.  Parks has scheduled a Beach cleanup for September 12. We will get the volunteer group finalized at the September meeting.

Let’s hope things get back to normal soon. Until then, let’s go fishing!!!

Clark Evans, President
DMS#103

Here is the President's Message as posted in the March-April 2020 edition of the DMS Newsletter:

Quarantine Greetings everyone!
Hopefully you are well and safe in these uncertain times.

Everyday life has been impacted for all of us and this includes club activities.  We’ve had to cancel our Annual Dinner back in March and had to cancel our regular club meeting in April.   Our May meeting is cancelled as well. I plan to have a “makeup” meeting in June (COVID 19permitting). Look for an announcement on the June meeting on the DMS website and FaceBook page.

On a positive note, DMS was able to successfully lobby the Governor’s Office to get the state Drive On beaches reopened. It’s not a perfect solution but at least we can get out and fish!!!

I want to thank Director Harry Aiken for spearheading an effort in which DMS donated $500 to Beebe Medical to be used for masks and other medical supplies.

Stay safe folks and lets hope all this ends sooner rather than later!!!
Clark Evans, # 103
DMS President

Here is the President's Message as posted in the January/February 2020 edition of the DMS Newsletter:

Happy New Year!
I hope 2020 has started out well for you. Let’s hope plenty of fishing is in your future this year.

First, I want to apologize for missing the regularly scheduled club meeting in January. I was a bit under the weather. From all accounts First VP, Shaun Smith did a great job of running the meeting and I want to thank him for stepping in at the last minute.

You will likely notice a theme in the message. We have a lot of things going on in the DMS and I am looking for some feedback.  Our annual meeting with state legislators and DNREC officials will be held on 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  We will be discussing agenda items for this meeting at our regularly scheduled club meeting on Tuesday, February 6.  Please submit any agenda suggestions at that meeting or by
email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DMS is teaming up with DNREC staff and UD Sea Grant to implement an Air Down campaign for the coming fishing season.  The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of the need to air down tires to safely drive on the beach in an environmentally friendly manner.  We are looking for a catch phrase of slogan for this campaign (keep it clean).  Got an idea?  Please submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bring it to the
upcoming meeting.

Our Annual dinner is scheduled for Saturday, March 14.  We are looking for suggestions for a guest speaker and you guessed it!! Send me an email or come to the meeting with any ideas.

Finally, the Parks surf fishing video that we help fund has been released.  You can find it on the Parks website, social media and YouTube page.  To date, the video has 7600 plus views across all platforms.

Stay warm!!!
Clark Evans, # 103
DMS President

 
The following is an excerpt from the President's Message as posted in the March/April 2014 edition of the DMS Newsletter:
 
Hello All,
 
DMS is proud to be called upon to assist DNREC in their annual Beach Grass Planting event to be held March 22.  DMS is being asked to supply drivers and OSV-permitted vehicles to transport volunteers to the planting areas.  The area to be planted this year is the North Pocket area, north of the Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State Park.  
 
The dunes in this area have been rescontructed following a beach replenishment project that was completed in late 2013.  The goal is to trap sand on the dunes that protect DE Route 1 from coastal storms.  Overwash from Hurrinaces Irene (2011) and Sandy (2012) deposited sand up to 2 feet deep on Rote 1 and caused Route 1 to close for several days.
 
DMS members that wish to assist should assemble at 8 AM at the day use parking lot , north side of the Indian River Inlet.  Please sign up for this vital task by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your committment. 
 

See you on the sand!

 
Floyd T. Morton III (Morty)
President

16th Annual DMS Invitational Surf – Fishing Tournament

Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen

16th Annual Invitational Tournament

October 7-9, 2022

www.dmsclub.org

Delaware Beach Buggy Association founded in 1958 and the Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen

…over 60 years of history

DMS is a non- profit organization whose members are dedicated to the preservation

of our Coastal Recreational Natural Resources.

DMS participates in many activities to further the conservation of our beaches and the sport of surf-fishing. We sponsor and support Beach Clean-up, Beach Grass Planting, Adopt-a-Highway, Delaware Special Olympics Fishing event and our Annual Invitational Surf-Fishing Tournament.

In order to meet our goals, DMS relies on the support of individuals and businesses in our community. We are currently seeking advertisers for our 16th Annual Tournament Book. The tournament averages 200-330 participants and each participant receives a book.

DMS has an aggressive marketing plan beginning June 2022, which includes the

DMS website, Facebook and Public Service Announcements.

Please consider placing an ad or making a donation for our prizes.

Your support is critical for the success of our organizations largest fundraising event.

Please contact Lydia A. Schmierer via email with any questions. lydiasch@verizon.net

Ad submission deadline: August 15th             Payment deadline: September 30th

 

Received from: __________________           Email:___________________________________

Description of donation or ad size requested:_______________________________________

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03/04/2022

Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen

c/o Lydia A. Schmierer

19077 Beaver Dam Road

Lewes, De 19958

To Whom It May Concern,

I am representing the Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen, Inc, that is more widely known as DMS. We are a family-oriented group of like-minded persons - men, woman and children - who have a deep interest in surf fishing, preserving beach access, conservation of the beaches, the waters and the marine sport fisheries. We strive to inform our members and the public of information relating to beach access issues, beach driving, marine sport fishing and waters.

  • DMS members abide by a Code of Ethics. These ethics are based on common courtesy and common sense as applied to personal conduct on and the safe operation of vehicles on the beach.
  • DMS is governed by elected Officers and an elected Board of Directors.
  • DMS was founded in 1958.

DMS participates in many activities to further the conservation of the beaches and the sport of surf- fishing. We sponsor and support beach clean-up, beach grass planting, Adopt-a-Highway, the Delaware Special Olympics fishing event and our Annual Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.

DMS strives to keep abreast of issues relating to the fisheries in the State of Delaware. DMS members regularly attend the Tidal Fin Fishery Advisory Council, where discussions with and recommendations are made to the Division of Fish and Wildlife of Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).

We meet annually with our State's legislators and key members of DNREC to keep abreast of anticipated changes in legislation and regulations of DNREC's Division of Fish and Wildlife and it's Division of Parks and Recreation.

At Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen, we are currently working on our Ad Book that has opportunities for sponsors and advertisers for our 16th Annual Tournament. The Annual DMS Tournament provides an opportunity for members and guests to enjoy the fellowship of surf-fishing.

In order to meet our mission, DMS relies on the support of generous individuals and businesses in our community. We would be most grateful if you would consider a donation for a raffle or an advertisement in our 16th Annual Tournament Program. Please consider supporting the Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen for the 16th Annual Tournament by placing an advertisement. Ad deadline August 15th and payment deadline September 30th.

DMS averages #200-300 participants and has an aggressive marketing plan beginning June 2022 and through October 2022.

Your support is critical for DMS and we will gladly provide you updates of our marketing efforts.

Please contact the event chair via email if you are able to support our efforts to make a difference in the community. Thank you so much for your kind consideration of our request, and we hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Lydia A. Schmierer - 2022 Tournament Chair

Lydiasch@verizon.net                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen, Inc.
P. O. Box 455
Dagsboro, DE 19939

www.dmsclub.org

Dear

DMS is a non- profit organization whose members are dedicated to the preservation of our Coastal Recreational Natural Resources and to assist in the community.

DMS participates in many activities to further the conservation of our beaches and the sport of surf-fishing. We sponsor and support Beach Clean-up, Beach Grass Planting, Adopt-a-Highway, and our Annual Invitational Surf-Fishing Tournament fund raiser.

Through this and other fund-raising activities, we also support and partner with many local agencies to support our community.  A few of these include our participation and support of Special Olympics “Day at the Beach”, the annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge, Andy and Opie children’s fishing event in Milton, Thanksgiving for 1000 and Bless Our Children. 

We are conducting a ______________________ fund raiser on _________ .  We are requesting _______________ for this event.  We would like to pick them up on _________________ if possible.

Thank you for supporting the DMS and our community projects.  As always, we will be sure to note your participation on our website and Facebook page.  Thank you again,

Sincerely,

Name

DMS position

Received from: __________________           Email:___________________________________

Description of donation:_______________________________________

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Value: __________     Date Paid:______________