DMS members save the date, 9/17/22  30th Annual Special Olympics “Day at the Beach” see below. 16th Annual Surf-fishing Tournament 10/7-9 information(see very bottom of page)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

Events at a glance.  Click the links (if provided) for more information.
We realize the events listed here may be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.  We urge you to contact the sponsor of the event to confirm it will be held.

Dates in Bold Type are DMS sponsored events.
Dates in Bold/Italicare events organized by others and supported by DMS
Dates in Italics are events of interest to the fishing community at large
(?) = date/info tentative

DMS Monthly meetings start at 7 P.M. The Board of Directors' meeting start at 6 P.M. 
Members are urged to attend the BoD meeting and are welcome to speak at the BoD meeting

March 3, 2022
DMS Monthly Meeting, 
6 PM- Board of Directors.  7 PM- General Meeting
31454 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE 

March 12, 2022
DMS Annual Dinner.  Frankford Fire Co. Hall, Frankford, DE  Open to all!  
Happy hour 6:00 PM.  Dinner served at 7:00 PM.Cost: $35.00 per couple, $17.50 per individual.  Use the form included in the January/February 2022 Newsletter!
If you paid for the dinner in the past and it was cancelled, your payment will be accepted for this dinner. BUT... you need to let us know you are coming!  Please advise us via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All RSVP must be received no later that March 4, 2022.  RSVP on-line by 12 Noon, March 4, 2022  

March 19, 2022
DNREC Beach Grass Planting. 
The 2022 Beach Grass Planting is scheduled for Saturday March 19 from 9am-12pm. DNREC needs DMS assistance at a site adjacent to the Faithful Steward Crossing in the DSSP north of the Indian River Inlet bridge.  Please contact Bill WF Christy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Debbie Wiechardt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your attending and get meeting time and location.
Hope to see you there for this important event!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     May 5,2022                                                                                                                   

 Our monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 5 will be a combined board/general meeting at 6pm followed by a cookout. Meeting will take place at Deb and Bill Wiechardt's place 31454 Kendale Road, Lewes. Hope you can make it!!!



 

May 7, 2022
Old Inlet Bait & Tackle Spring Surf Fishing Tournament
On the DSSP beaches. Individual Tournament. Includes the special Gand Slam Prize whish is awarded to a registered angler with greatest total cumulative length of three different qualifying species. See link for details.
Tournament HQ: Old Inlet B&T, Coastal Highway, south of Dewey Beach.

May 21, 2022
Cast for a Cure Surf Fishing Tournament
4-person Team Tournament.  On the Fenwick Island State Park beach from York Beach Crossing (northernmost) south to the Middle Crossing. 
Benefiting the Tunnell Cancer Center Special Needs Fund. Sponsored by Delaware Fisherwomen and Old Inlet Bait and Tackle.                                   

DMS will be sponsoring a team in the upcoming Cast for a Cure Team Surf Fishing Tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 21.
Want to put in a team? Members are invited to submit a 4 person team to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday, May 4. All of the team members must be DMS members.  Entry fees and bait allowance covered by DMS.
We will draw the team that represents DMS at the regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 5.

 

 

June/July 2022
DMS Members Summer Picnic!
Date, time and location TBA!

September 1, 2022
DMS Monthly Meeting, 
6 PM- Board of Directors.  7 PM- General Meeting
31454 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE 

September 8-10, 2022
Hatteras Village Civic Association Surf Fishing Tournament.  
6 person Team tournament held on the beaches in the Buxton-Frisco-Hatteras Village NC beaches. DMS members fished on teams that finished 1st and 3rd in the 2021 tournament!!
For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or snail-mail at HVCA, P.O. Box 457, Hatteras, NC 27943

September (?), 2022
DMS Fall Feast. 2 PM-5PM, Frankford Fire Co. Hall, Frankford, DE.
Open to all!  Bring your friends and neighbors to this all-you-can-eat feast that includes seafood!

September 17, 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Please Save the Date ,  September17th 2022,  for the 30th Annual Special Olympics “Day at the Beach”.   As this is a special anniversary,  we are looking for all available DMS members to participate.  DMS will have a special prize for the winners in memory of Mark Manchester! We will meet at the Cape Henlopen fishing pier at 7:00am and the event begins at 9:00 am.  Please email Debbie Wiechardt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer.  We will need your information and t shirt size by the last week in August. 


September 24-25, 2022
Old Inlet's 25th Annual Delaware Seashore Fall Surf Fishing Classic.  On the DSSP and Fenwick Island beaches.
Anglers compete for over $15,000.00 in cash and prizes in this individual tournament. Information on designated fishing areas will be contained in tournament packet.

October 6, 2022
DMS Monthly Meeting, 
6 PM- Board of Directors.  7 PM- General Meeting
31454 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE  

October 7 - 9, 2022
16th Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament. Tournament HQ: Youth Camp #3, Cape Henlopen State Park
$4,000 in cash prizes. Valuable prizes awarded far down the finisher's list. 
DMS invites you to join your fellow anglers at the 16th Annual DMS Invitational Surf-Fishing tournament. If you have fished our tournament in the past, come back and bring a friend. If you haven't fished our Tournament, sign up! You have been missing the best surf-fishing tournament in the State of Delaware!
Awards ceremony is held at Tournament HQ on Sunday at 2 PM.
More info here!

October 14-16(?), 2022
AMSA's Ronald Bounds Surf Fishing Tournament.  Tournament HQ: AMSA clubhouse, 8847 Eagles Nest Rd, Berlin, Maryland.
Competition is held on the beach at Assateague Island National Park, MD. 6-Person Team tournament. Awards held at Tournament HQ.  
DMS will send 2 teams to this Tournament!  

October 19-22, 2022
NCBBA's 13th Annual Red Drum Tournament
On the beaches, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Hatteras Island, NC. 
$12,000.00 in prizes! 60 hours of round-the-clock fishing starts Thursday, October 20 at 12:01 AM and ends at 12 Noon, Saturday, October 22. Awards at 4 PM, location TBA. 
An Individual and Team tournament.  No assigned stations.
Tournament HQ: Avon, NC

November 2-5, 2022
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Tournament.  Tournament HQ: Buxton, NC. Held on the beaches at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.  
6-Person Team tournament usually having 120 teams entered.  Saturday features a 4-hour individual tournament. AKA the Big Hatteras Tournament. 

November 3, 2022
DMS Monthly Meeting.  Nominations for Officers and Directors
6 PM- Board of Directors.  7 PM- General Meeting
31454 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE 

December 1, 2022
DMS Monthly Meeting.  Election of Officers and Directors
6 PM- Board of Directors.  7 PM- General Meeting
31454 Kendale Road, Lewes, DE 
(02-22-22 gm)

 

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:______________