HRFA MEMBER BREAKS N.J. STATE
TILE FISH RECORD
September 2, 2013
Way to go Rick!
HRFA President and current
member, with the new New Jersey
state record gray tilefish. The
fished weighed 18 pounds 14
ounces and was caught Sept. 2,
2013 on the party boat Voyager,
Point Pleasant Beach. / Photo
Courtesy of the New Jersey
Jersey Division of Fish and
Wildlife has announced that HRFA
member, Richard Englesbe has
caught a new state record
18-pound 14-ounce gray tilefish.
fishing on the Voyager
captained by Capt. Jeff Gutman.
The boat is docked at the
fishing in the Wilmington Canyon
on Sept. 2 when Rick landed the
fish was using a Jigging Master
PE-8 reel spooled with 70-pound
test braided line on a custom
rod. Squid was used to entice
the fish to hit Rick's hook.
record gray tilefish measured 35
inches in length and had a girth
of 23.5 inches
gray tilefish eclipsed the old
record held by Joseph Sanzone of
Pompton Lakes by 7 ounces.
fish weighed 18 pounds, 7 ounces
and was caught in the Toms
Canyon in 2007.
Fish Program honors the largest
species of fish/crustaceans
caught in the state. It revolves
around a specific list of 103
eligible fresh and saltwater
species, and is based on weight
information, see the Record Fish
Program page at