LBI Surf Fishing Tournaments

The LBI Fall Classic

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2019 65th Annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic

Dates: October 5 - December 8, 2019

$30 - General Registration
$15 - Youth Registration (17 & Under)

Opening Day Kick Off Seminar - October 5th

Once The Tournament Is On.. The Link Below Will Provide Access To The Leader Board.


Rules & Regulations

Learn all about the LBI Fall Classic… Read the rules and regulations which includes the prizes and prize distribution as well as all of the specific on the tournament.

Bonus Days & Surf Fishing Seminar

Save these special dates! From the kick off seminar to the final bonus day… Here you’ll find all of the dates you can’t miss out on!

The Archive

Founded in 1954, the Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic is one of the nation's oldest surfcasting tournaments. The Archives contain records and stories from this special event.

Sign Up & Weigh In

Sign Up & Weigh In for LBI Surf Fishing Tournaments at the following participating bait and tackle shops on LBI.

Participating Bait & Tackle Shops

Register early to receive a 2019 LBI Surf Fishing Classic Hat, Decal & Coupon for a free slice of Panzone’s Cheese Pizza. While supplies last early registrants get a free collectable tournament t-shirt. Free shirt cut off is October 5th or when shirts run out so sign up now and get a hat and shirt for $30. Killer deal!!!


Fisherman’s Headquarters
Ship Bottom

“On The Causeway”
280 West 9th Street
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
(609) 494-5739


Jingles Bait & Tackle
Beach Haven

1214 Long Beach Boulevard
Beach Haven NJ 08008
(609) 492-2795

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Surf City Bait & Tackle
Surf City

317 Long Beach Boulevard
Surf City NJ 08008
(609) 494-2333

Surf Fishing Seminar


Seminar Supported by How You Brewin’? Coffee Company

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When: Saturday, October 5, 2019 - From 10AM to 1PM

Where: Ship Bottom Fire Hall - Ship Bottom Vol Fire Co. 2006 Central Ave (Corner of 21st & Central) Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

Want to learn more about the basics and finer point of surf fishing? Don't miss out on this once a year opportunity! The Annual Opening Day Surfcasting Seminar is always a great time!

Meet at 10 a.m. for refreshments and door prizes at the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company No.1 Station on 21st St. and Central Ave as members of Team Mullet fishing club share their knowledge of equipment, casting, bait, driving a 4x4 vehicle on the beach, and much more. There’s a prize drawing at the end of the Fire House segment of the seminar. You must be present to win.

Weather permitting, hands-on instruction will follow on the beach at 17th Street Beach in Ship Bottom.

Pre-registration is not required but suggested for this event.

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 Live Results


More Info For Anglers On LBI


LBI Beach Buggy Access

The beaches of LBI open to 4x4 beach buggy access in the fall, winter and spring. Each townships/municipalities controls and sets their beach access dates independently. For details contact the individual municipalities. Permit Required!

The Fall is a time when the beaches of LBI open up to beach buggy 4x4 access and make for a great assistance accessing the great 18 miles of beach LBI offers. fish.

Places To Eat On LBI

While spending time on LBI enjoying the beach and fishing be sure to enjoy the great eateries to satisfy your hunger.

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Places To Stay On LBI

Take advantage of the great fishing that LBI has to offer with a day trip, weekend or extended stay. There’s great hotels, motels and homes available.