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South Jersey Bass Club Association

Welcome to the home page of the South Jersey Bass Club Association. This association is made up of twenty-seven bass fishing clubs and organizations from southern and central New Jersey. The primary purposes of the SJBCA are to help prevent tournament conflicts (two clubs fishing the same body of water on the same day), to promote the sport of bass fishing, and to serve as the South Jersey bass fishermen's voice to government agencies. As a not-for-profit organization, we raise money to support various community activities and fishing events.

Our member clubs host two types of tournaments: "club tournaments" which are open only to the club's own members (and sometimes guests) and "open buddy tournaments" which are open to the general public. A schedule of the open buddy tournaments hosted by our member clubs is available on this web site. The SJBCA itself hosts a popular open buddy tournament at Union Lake in Millville each year on the first Sunday after the end of the closed season for bass (first Sunday after June 15).

Each October, the SJBCA hosts an event we call the "Bass Bowl". Each member club in good standing is invited to send a six-man team to this "braggin' rights" tournament which is held at a location voted on by the membership (not at the same location within a three-year period).

The SJBCA owns a 6 x 10 foot utility trailer with a complete set of tournament weigh-in equipment (tables, two digital scales, tub, aerator, scoreboard, bullhorn, traffic cones, cooler, etc), any of which can be borrowed by member clubs for their tournaments. Note: Any member club wishing to borrow some or all of the SJBCA's weigh-in equipment should contact Tournament Director Steve Steinmetz at 609-868-4216.

The SJBCA has a process in place to ensure that no two member clubs host open buddy tournaments on the same day, or in the same vicinity on the same weekend (unless both clubs agree to that). As mentioned above, we also have a process to ensure no two clubs hold club tournaments on the same body of water on the same day (unless both clubs agree to that). A benefit that our member clubs enjoy is having the SJBCA complete and submit their permit applications for any tournaments they schedule on New Jersey Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lakes, such as Union Lake and Lake Assunpink.

While we do not publicize the list of club tournaments being held by our member clubs, anyone wishing to know whether a club has a tournament planned at a particular lake on a particular date can contact our tournament schedule coordinator,

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