The Ocean City Fishing Club over the years - 1995 to 2021. The Ocean City Fishing Club of New Jersey is the oldest continuous operating fishing club in the country. Started in 1913, members have landed many fish over the years and have made many great friendships. Some of the tournaments members have participed in include Association of Surf Angling Clubs (ASAC), both local and away, and the Cape Hatteras (NC) Surf Fishing Tournaments. Club members support and enjoy the sport of fishing and have held many activities over the years and which include the Pot Luck Dinners, 4th of July Parties, Ladies Social (Lasagna Dinners), Boys and Girls Fishing Tournaments, Club Open Houses on the pier, Shoobie Parties, and our annual end-of-year Christmas Party at the Crab Trap. Recently the membership voted to extend our pier from the boardwalk from 645.7 feet to 759 Feet. This extension will enable us to catch more fish. Adding this 113.6 feet of new pier provides more water in which to fish in the Atlantic Ocean during all tides. Below are some pictures of our Club from 1995 to the 2021. Hopefully these pictures will bring back memories. A picture of our completed entended pier from a drone is spectacular.
On Saturday, June 5th 2021 we had a formal ribbon cutting ceremony to officallly celibrate the opening of our new extended fishing pier.
All pictures and photography copyright © R. Bruce Balderson and Fishing Club, Ocean City, NJ. All rights reserved.
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|No water July 1995||Club House 2003||Fall Storm 2009||Club House 2010||OC ASAC 2010|
|Hatteras, NC 2010||Pier Gate 2011||Boys & Girls 2013||100 Years 2013||InterClub 2017|
|Crap Trap 2018||Before 7/25/2020||Fall 2020||Christmas 2020||Christmas 2020|
|Start 12/22/2020||Early 1/29/2021||During 2/15/2021||Finishing 3/28/2021||Drone April 2021|
|St. Patty's 2021||May 2021||May 2021||5/8/2021||5/10/21|
|Club Entrance||Club Entrance||Past Presidents||Ribbon cutting||Ribbon Cutting|
Below is additional information on the pictures that are shown above.
No water July 1995, How the pier looked from the beach in the summer of 1995.
Club House 2003, How the Club House looked - taken 7/4/2003.
Fall Storm 2009, How the pier looked during a November storm - taken 11/14/2009.
Club House 2010, How the Club House looked - taken 6/27/2010.
OC ASAC 2010, The women selling raffle tickets between the AM & PM tournament - taken 9/18/2010.
Cape Hatteras 2010, During Saturday men's individual tournament - taken 9/18/2010.
Pier Gate 2011, How the pier locked gate looked - taken 7/16/2011.
Boys and Girls 2013, The winners of the Boys & Girls tournament - taken 8/10/2013.
100 yrs. 2013, How the Club House looked on our fishing club's 100th birthday - 7/3/2013.
Inter-Club 2017, The OCFC team with our judge at Margate Pier Tournament - taken 9/9/2017.
Crab Trap 2018, The Crab Trap marquee welcoming OCFC to our annual Christmas Party - taken 12/8/2018.
Before 7/25/2020, How the pier looked from the beach before the pier construction began - taken 7/25/2020.
Fall 2020, How the Club House looked - taken 5/25/2020.
Christmas 2020, How the Club House looked at night at Christmas time - taken 11/21/2020.
Christmas 2020, How the OCFC pier looked from the boardwalk at night - taken 11/21/2020.
Start 12/22/2020, Start of construction. Lifting the crane up to the pier to start construction - taken 12/22/2020.
Early 1/29/2021, Early pier construction - taken 1/29/2021.
During 2/15/2021, Final pier construction - taken 2/15/2021.
Finishing 3/28/2021, Construction completed - taken 3/28/2021.
Drone April 2021, Construction complete. Drone picture - taken April 2021.
St. Pattys 2021, How the Club House looked on St. Patty's Day - taken 2/24/2021.
May 2021, How the pier looked from the beach - taken May 2021.
May 2021. How the pier looked from Bob's Grill camera at night - taken May 2021.
5/8/2021, How the pier looked from the boardwalk at night - taken 5/8/2021.
5/10/2021, How the pier looked from Bob's Grill camera - taken 5/10/2021.
Club Entrance daytime 5/22/21, How the Club House looked at daytime - taken 5/22/2021.
Club Entrance night 5/28/21, How the Club House looked at night - taken 5/28/2021.
Pier Extension ribbon cuttung 6/5/21. A picture of the past Presidents who attended - taken 6/5/2021.
Pier Extension ribbon cutting 6/5/21. Ribbon cutting - taken 6/5/2021.
Pier Extension ribbon cutting 6/5/21. Robbin cutting - taken 6/5/2021.
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