Events of interest to the fishing community at a glance.  Click the links (if provided) for more information.

Dates in Bold Type are DMS events or DMS supported events.
Dates in Italics are events of interest to the fishing community 

DMS Monthly meetings start at 7 P.M. The Directors' meetings start at 6 P.M. and are open to all DMS members.

March 14, 2020

After much consideration, we have made the desicision to postpone the DMS Annual Dinner scheduled for 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

DMS Annual Dinner.  Frankford Fire Company Hall, Frankford, DE.  Doors open at 5:30 P.M.  Happy Hour at 6:00 P.M.  Dinner at 7:00 P.M.
Guest Speaker will take the floor after the dinner.

Have an evening of fun and fellowship with DMS members at our Annual Dinner on Saturday, March 14th in Frankford, DE. 
This year's menu includes Roast Beef, Chicken, Oysters, veggies and dessert.  As always, we will have DMS apparel available for purchase as well as a 50-50 and the raffle drawings.
A drawing for a team to represent DMS at the November, 2020 AMSA Ronald Bounds Surf Fishing Tournament will be held. 
Click Here to get info on submitting your proposed team! 

Use the reservation form included in the Jan-Feb 2020 newsletter OR CLICK HERE to make an on-line reservation.
Deadline for registration is March 7, 2019. NO CASH TAKEN AT THE DOOR!
This year we have eliminated the non-member price.  Yes, it's one price fits all! 
Cost is $35 for couples and $17.50 for individuals. If you know someone who could be a potential member you may wish to bring them with you to the dinner.

March 21, 2020

The DNREC Beach Grass Planting event scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been cancelled.
DNREC Beach Grass Planting.  Wondering what to do on Saturday, March 21 between 9 AM and Noon? Well, it is DNREC Beach Grass Planting time!

As usual, DMS has been asked by DNREC's Division of Watershed Stewardship to provide on-the-beach transportation to the volunteers that do the planting. We will meet at the IRI North Inlet parking lot by 8:30 AM. DMS members who provide the transport must have a vehicle that has a valid Surf Fishing Vehicle permit and has the required equipment. Sign-in at the DMS cook shack that will be on site.

If you are able to help transport the volunteers, please respond in the comment section of our Facebook post. You can also respond via the Contact Us button here the DMS website ( or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
See you there!

March 28, 2020
20th Annual Lurefest. 10 AM-4 PM. Bowers Beach Firehall, 3285 Main Street, Bowesr Beach, DE
A day of workshops and DNREEC Fish & Wildlife presentaions.  Meet local and not-co-local Saltfish.Net members, vendors & Charter Captains.
Enjoy some great local prepared food.  Take a chance on the Main Raffle for gift certificates, tackle, rods, reels and donated fishing trips.  There is also a Children's Raffle with prizes of interest for your children/grandchildren.
Admission: Advance admission is $10 for registered members of, $20 for admission at the door.
Main Raffle Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Click here for more info on Lurefest.
Purchase tickets on-line and get more information at the Saltfish online store

April 2, 2020
DMS Monthly meeting, 7 P.M., Frankford Fire Company Hall, Frankford, DE

April 30 - May 1, 2020
Ocracoke Island Surf Fishing Tournament.  Ocracoke Island, NC
6-person team tournament.

May 7, 2020
DMS Monthly meeting, 7 P.M., Frankford Fire Company Hall, Frankford, DE

May 9, 2020
Old Inlet Spring Surf Fishing Tournament.  On the DSSP beaches.
Largest individual surf-fishing Tournamant in DE.
Contact Old Inlet Bait & Tackle for details.

May 16, 2020
Cast For A Cure Surf Fishing Tournament.  On the DSSP beaches
4-person Team Tournament.  Proceeds supprt the Tunnel Cancer Center
Click here for more info

September 26 & 27, 2020
23rd Annual Delaware Seashore Fall SUrf Fishing Classic.  On the beaches.
2-day individual tournament'
Contact OId Inlet B&T for more details

October 9, 10 & 11, 2020
14th Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.
Over $4,000.00 in cash prizes.  Sunday meal prior to award ceremony included in your entry.
Click here for more info.

Updated 03-13-2020