Attention all New Jersey anglers and RFA members, be sure to pick up an entry blank for the first ever RFA Bass River Summer Flounder Tournament to be held on Saturday, June 8th at Viking Yachting Center on the Bass River in New Gretna, co-sponsored by Breeze’s Bar & Grill on the Bass River.

In what organizers hope to one day refer to as the “Bass River Classic,” cash prizes totaling $2,000 will be awarded to the top three boats in the contest ($1,000, $750 and $250) based on combined weight of the heaviest two summer flounder – or fluke if you prefer!

Entry is just $75 per boat through May 24th – $90 after – and includes a t-shirt for the captain and four wristbands for captain and crew for the Friday and Saturday night festivities at Breeze’s Bar & Grill (cash bar).  Captain’s meeting kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night, June 7th at Breezes with the mandatory rules meeting at 7:30.

One-day tourney commences at sunrise Saturday with final weigh-in back at the dock n’ dine dock at Viking Yachting Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with an awards ceremony with door prizes at 5 p.m.

Calcuttas will also be coordinated for single heaviest flounder of the contest, and there will also be special prizes including Lamiglas rod with reel combo, and special trophies for anglers 12 and under.  Boundary lines for the contest are south to Absecon Inlet and north to the Causeway in Ship Bottom.

All tournament proceeds will benefit the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) and Tuckerton Seaport & Museum.

Pick up entry blanks where you pick up your gear, at Scott’s Bait & Tackle in Mystic Island, Viking Yachting Center in New Gretna, or at Chestnut Neck Boat Yard in Port Republic (where launch facilities are available for those looking to trailer in!)

The first annual RFA Bass River Summer Flounder Tournament is sponsored by Viking Yachting Center, Breezes, Lamiglas, The Fisherman Magazine, Sea-Tow of Atlantic City, Scott’s Bait & Tackle and Chestnut Neck.

For additional details, go to www.bassriverclassic.com.