JOSFC’s 57th Birthday
June 2, 2016 we celebrate the club’s 57th year serving the fishing community of North Eastern Florida! This meeting on June 2nd will be our annual Past Presidents / Club Birthday Party! At this party we honor our Past Presidents and let them step up to the microphone and tell on each other as well as talk about some of the history of the club. Dinner will be a good Ole Low-Country Boil!
The Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club was started over 57 years ago to promote offshore fishing in Northeast Florida. We pioneered the artificial reef program on the Atlantic coast and have managed the artificial reef program in this area by arranging the donation of materials, assisting in placement and obtaining the permitting. Over the past 57 years we have been responsible for over 270 artificial reef drops and replenishments. Through the efforts of this club we have some of the best offshore fishing in Florida.
We are a 501(c) (7) non-profit charitable organization. We hold two monthly meetings and also host club fishing tournaments. At these meetings we have seminars and speakers to educate both members and the general public about both natural and artificial reef’s and fishing issues.
This year, we have supported the Hook the Future Foundation, as well as the Recreational Fishing Alliance, The City of Jacksonville Reef Program, Tisiri Reef Building program, Mayport Magnet Elementary Coastal Sciences Academy, Mayport High School’s Marine Science Program. We also support the Greater Jacksonville Marine Charities’s “Greater Jax Kingfish Tournament”.
We are not just an OFFSHORE club, we have members that Kayak fish, and only River fish, and some that go way out, Offshore and well as in the Party Grounds which run from the beach out about 30 miles.
We are a FUN club, and family orientated. Go ahead and explore our site, and come visit us at a club meeting!