Three-day fishing competition in Atlantic City August 22-24 offers anglers (adults and kids) a chance to win cash and prizes, including $1 million to catch a New Jersey state-record Fluke! Get ready as @VisitAC hosts the first-ever #DOAC Beach N Boat Million Dollar Fishing Challenge! 

Calling all fishermen, fisherwomen, fisherkids! Grab your tackle boxes and rods as the Atlantic City Alliance hosts the first-ever DO-AC Beach N Boat Million Dollar Fishing Challenge with a chance to win more than

$1 million in cash and prizes for the largest eligible catches over three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 22-24, 2014. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are invited to register at, and find details about the event, including rules and exact fishing boundaries. Family and friends of anglers are encouraged to attend.

Anglers can register anytime through the last day (Sunday, August 22) of the Fishing Challenge event. Those wishing to qualify for the $1 million Fluke prize must complete an additional online registration form at before noon on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Atlantic City’s Historic Gardner’s Basin will serve as event central and “Base Camp” for the DO-AC Beach N Boat Million Dollar Fishing Challenge. There, anglers will check-in, weigh fish and enjoy exciting post-fishing activities, including entertainment, fishing products on display, drawings, giveaways and more. Lucky (and skilled) anglers can weigh qualifying fish at designated times throughout the entire Challenge.

There are many opportunities to win $1,063,000 including:

$48,000 Challenge Prizes: $5,000 prizes will be awarded for the single heaviest qualifying fish and $1,000 prizes will be awarded for the second heaviest qualifying fish in each of the following species categories: Striped Bass, Bluefish, Weakfish, Black Drum, Sea Bass, Tautog, Kingfish and Fluke. These prizes will be awarded to the top two qualifying catches in each species caught anytime during the three days of the Challenge.

$15,000 Beach Bonus Contest Prizes: $5,000 prizes will be awarded for the single heaviest qualifying Fluke, Bluefish and Kingfish caught during the “Beach Bonus Contest,” surf fishing only from 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM on Friday, August 22, 2014.

$1,000,000 NJ State Record Fluke Prize: One $1,000,000 prize will be awarded to the angler with the largest Fluke that beats the New Jersey State record Fluke (current record is 19.75 pounds) caught anytime during the Challenge, courtesy of the Atlantic City Alliance!

Anglers can fish anywhere in saltwater, in and around Atlantic City – from the shore, a boat (including a kayak, canoe, private boat, party or charter boat), AC’s free beach, a dock in the bays or ocean. The exact boundaries are available at Plus, they can fish for an hour, a day or all 54 hours of the Challenge.

Additional DO-AC Beach N Boat Million Dollar Fishing Challenge Information:

In addition to the three days of fishing, a surf-fishing-only contest, the Beach Bonus Contest, will take place Friday morning, August 22, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. on the beach by Steel Pier (at Pennsylvania Avenue near the Trump Taj Mahal and Resorts Casino Hotel). Anglers who catch the heaviest eligible Fluke, Kingfish or Bluefish will win $5,000 for each.

Registered anglers can fish anytime from Friday, August 22, at 6 a.m. until the final weigh-in time, Sunday, August 24, at noon. An awards ceremony will take place with special presentations from the various event sponsors, including the Atlantic City Alliance.

Anglers must check-in at the Gardner’s Basin Base Camp.

Check in for the Beach Bonus Contest is at the Steel Pier station before fishing in order to be eligible to win prizes.

For a list of activities, rules and more details about the Challenge weekend, visit


Captain Mike Young
609.423.4002 (O)
609.709.1632 (M)


Melanie Sole
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