Association of Surf Angling Clubs
Association of Surf Angling Clubs
Greg O'Connell - ASAC President
272 Church St. Mays Landing, NJ
Phone: (609) 204-0220

Welcome to the Association of Surf Angling Clubs

Asac clubs and anglers,

The decision was made this weekend to cancel the already rescheduled annual meeting and first three spring tournaments. All indications are that the CV19 restrictions will remain in place into May. And even when they begin to ease its not likely large gatherings will be immediately allowed. In addition Sea Isle informed us the Community Center would not be available on 4/25 and they couldn’t say when the hall would be available next. Sigh.

So.... a pause is in order to ensure we don’t put any of our member clubs or anglers at risk. We will plan to hold the annual meeting over the summer so that we’re ready to go with team and individual tournaments come September. At least two of three spring tournament hosts are actively working on rescheduling. So it could be a very busy fall fishing season. Sharpen those hooks and be ready.

The date of the annual meeting will be announced once we know for certain we can hold it and the venue is available.

And an updated schedule will be posted when available.

The date for submittal of the drop forms is being extended. The new due date will be posted when we have the fall schedule together and a date for the annual meeting.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email. My contact information is on the schedule page.

Greg O
Asac President


A lot of questions coming in regarding the already delayed annual meeting and Spring tournaments. Unfortunately any update provided today would be a negative one so we’re holding off another week (approximately) before making any formal announcements.

Reminder - the deadlines for the scholarship and drop form is April 15. Multiple picks on the drop form is more important than ever as we’re seriously looking at canceled events. Get it submitted by email ASAP.

While home and waiting for the Asac season to begin stay safe and healthy and maybe make a batch of Al Bond chili to warm your insides. A before cooking and after shot of my best attempt to date.

Greg O
Asac President


The annual meeting originally scheduled for March 21 has been postponed until April 25, 2020 due to concerns regarding the CV-19 virus. The venue and start time remain un-changed. Please refer to the web site for more details.

Obviously there is many unknowns at this point and much has been changing rapidly. Hopefully soon things will begin to change for the better. Regardless we will continue to monitor the situation and update our member clubs accordingly. Please keep a close eye on both the website and Facebook page over the next couple weeks.

Thanks for your understanding and stay safe as we work to get past these trying times.

Greg O
Asac President

The ASAC 20th Annual Golf Outing scheduled for
4/18/20 at Avalon Golf Club has been cancelled.

Annual Meeting - April 25th 2020

2019 ASAC Annual Awards

The Association of Surf Angling Clubs was founded in 1915 by a dedicated group of surf anglers primarily interested in perfecting and improving the art of surfcasting. Several of those instrumental in its founding were H.W. Shaner, who was Secretary/Treasurer for 50 years, Harry Stelwagon and numerous others.

Since the beginning of the Association, tournaments were and remain the prime focus of the Association, sanctioning surf fishing tournaments and acting as an arbiter when needed. The Association also reviews and calculates the points at each tournament to determine the championship teams and individual champions. The team and individual winners are awarded championship jackets, prizes and awards at the end of the tournament season.

One of the original concepts for the Association during its formation was conservation of marine resources, though no active role was played by the Association in this field until the original pressure for Striped Bass Legislation was made in 1948.
At that time, the Association played a very active role in the passage of the rules now in effect. Since that period, the Association has continued its role as a leader in the conservation field, especially in the state of New Jersey, where the majority of member clubs are located.

Presently, the Association promotes surf fishing to our youth through youth fishing tournaments and seminars. With the help of several communities, the Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs program and the Dare program, youth fishing tournaments have grown and stimulated the interest in the art of surf fishing for many of our youth. These tournaments have well over 200 children participate.

In addition to tournaments, conservation, and youth education, the Association takes an active role in beach access for all, up and down the East Coast. The Association is an active member of UMAPA, (United Mobile Access Preservation Association) with many of the clubs individual members belonging to access groups such as New Jersey Beach Buggy Association, North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, Outer Banks Preservation Association and others.

The main goal of the Association of Surf Angling Clubs is as it always has been and still does, to promote the sport of Surf Fishing.
As we move closer to our 100th Anniversary, many people to numerous to mention have kept up the tradition of this organization and all from the founders to today's officers are to be commended for a job well done.

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