Family Fishing Tournament gets the children involved

Brielle Chamber of Commerce members [from left] Dawn Geraldi, Heidi Wittenberg, president, Susan Zymroz and Susan Loveland, vice president, at the Family Fishing Tournament. Ms. Geraldi and Ms. Zymroz served on the event committee, along with Sue Baldwin. PHOTO BY DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS

BRIELLE — An annual event created to heighten awareness of the borough’s fishing heritage also raised money for local charitable activity last Sunday.

The Brielle Family Fishing tournament is presented by the Brielle Chamber of Commerce.

“A lot of people don’t know this, but Brielle was the sports fishing capital of the world,” said chamber president Heidi Wittenberg. “So we try to get young people and their families out on to the water and appreciate what we have here at the Jersey shore.”

According to Ms. Witten- berg, approximately 36 boats took part in this year’s contest.

Anglers fished for bass, fluke and bluefish, with awards given out for the top three adults, and juniors, in each category.

Weigh-ins took place at Captain Bill’s Landing, in Point Pleasant Beach and the winners were announced at Rel- la’s Italian Tavern in Brielle.

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