The oldest continuously operating fishing club in the country

The Ocean City Fishing Club was first started in the summer of 1913 and is the oldest continuously operating fishing club in the country. A handful of surf fishermen met on the beach in Ocean City, NJ, to pool their efforts towards a common goal of sportsmanship and fellowship. The first meeting of the club was held on August 15, 1913, with twelve members enrolled.

The club was incorporated as the Ocean City Fishing Club of Ocean City, New Jersey on September 4, 1913. Membership over the years has varied from a high of 447 members in 1922 to our present average of 220 for the year 2019. Tournaments, casting contests, and inter-club fishing team competitions have played a major role in the club's activities.

The Ocean City Fishing Club has had several disasters due to storms and hurricanes that have taken their toll. Severe storms damaged the pier in 1916, 1945, 1949, 1962, and 1992. Because of the members' enthusiasm for fishing, the pier was always rebuilt, improved, and/or extended.

The OCFC pier at 14th Street and the Boardwalk presently extends 635 feet from the public Boardwalk over sand into the Atlantic Ocean. The outer platform tee (T) is 50 feet wide and 30 feet long with an elevation of approximately 24 plus feet.

In 2020 the Ocean City Fshing Club began construction on extening the pier from its present length of 645 ft to approximatly 758 feet from the boardwalk. Exact length will be updated when construction is complete - planned for early spring. From the new outer Tee fishing should be greatly improved in addition providing an amazing view of Ocean City. The Club is a private club which holds several open houses where the public is invited to enter our club house and pier and socialize.

Kings, Weaks, Blues, Flounders, Croakers, Lings and Striped Bass, have dominated the fishing harvest over the years.

Ocean City Fishing Club's Fishing History Chart

Ocean City Fishing Club's, "Using Bloodwarm for bait", Hook info

Ocean City Fishing Club Yearbooks

Ocean City Fishing Club Memoirs

Ocean City Fishing Club - CUP information updated

Ocean City Fishing Club Tournaments

Ocean City Fishing Club Presidents

Ocean City Fishing Club's Centeninial Tournament

OCFC Celebrates its 100th year

Ocean City Fishing Club - Years Past

Ocean City Fishing Club - Years Past 1995 to 2021

Today, the Ocean City Fishing Club still carries on the tradition of good fishing, fun, sportsmanship, and fellowship among the club members and the public.

The above page is not the official website for the Ocean City Fishing Club. The official website is at www.oceancityfishingclub.com

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