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Our 51st Year!

Contact us

HRFA General Meetings

Open to the public ... 2nd Tuesday Every Month


Check out the HRFA on Facebook!



DEC 15, 2017

HRFA Annual Kids Christmas Party

    Friday, December 15 at 6 PM - 9 PM
  • Hudson River Fishermen's Association
    19 Spruce Ave, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey 07660

    (877) 473-2674

Hudson River Fishermen's Association Presents:

2017 HRFA First Annual Catfish Chaos Fishing Derby

Saturday, August 19, 2017

From 12:00am To 3:00pm

Billy Joe's Ribworks
Front Street
Newburgh NY

Full list of rules available on Hudson River Fishermen's Association Facebook Page.

Registration closes on Friday, Aug. 18 at 5PM.

Registration: Adult - $20   Youth 16 & Under - $10

First prize $1,000!

Awards at 3PM.

Full info and On-Line tickets purchases click here*

Proceeds to benefit HRFA Scholarship and Youth Angler Programs





Head to Head/Interclub tournament on June 3rd in Seagirt



Take a Veteran Fishing Day!

April 30, 2017




HOH Hooked on Hudson!

April 22, 2017

This is a Saturday just as the
warm spring air arrives and the fish and flowers burst out of their
winter hibernation mode. Again this year it is located at

Ross Dock
in Fort Lee in Palisades Park.

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Ross Dock in the Palisades Interstate Park Just above the George Washington Bridge

For more direct information
and or to volunteer,

contact Skip at or  1-201-214-9873.

The HRFA is proud to hold this event right on the
mighty Hudson.....
Lets have a blast.


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Head to Head/Interclub tournament on June 3rd, 2017 in Seagirt


All HRFA members and their family are invited.

Guys and gals,

Time to start a list of who is coming to the Head to Head/Interclub tournament on June 3rd in Seagirt.

 HRFA will try to purchase clams and fresh bunker.

(No Guarantees with weather).

You can invite family, etc to this one. It's fun. Please let me know. Details below.



On Saturday, June 3rd, the Hudson River Fishermen's Association (HRFA) and the Sea Girt Surf Kings will fight the suds and surf in Sea Girt to see who will hold onto to the trophy for 2017. This year again it will be held again on the US Army reserve base in Sea Girt just off of route 71 in Sea Girt, New Jersey.

Starting at 4:00 pm, yes that's four in the afternoon! The two clubs are going to see which team of anglers lands the big fish. The rules are simple... Use what ever you want to fish, one or two poles, lures, bait or what ever. Legal Stripers, Blues, Kings or even Fluke count but only the big fish by length wins. Fish anywhere on the Army base beach and get into the water. The tournament ends with the sun going down at 8 pm.  3:30 PM is high tide, that means we will be fishing an outgoing tide for a few hours so get there early!

Once the tournament ends, the Sea Girt boys will be hosting and cooking a BBQ for all that attend with pulled pork and CAKE!. This will likely be near the South East corner (by the bbq pits) in a parking lot.. Pictures, accolades and camaraderie will be on the menu also. If you remember in the years past...., the Surf Kings cooked us fine food and an awesome cake. Bring your drinks, bring your rods and bring your skills as we tackle this beach and bring home the plaque.... There is no cost to the tournament for HRFA members The HRFA will get some bait for it's members. Likely Surf Clams and Bunker, However, if you desire to get your own, by all means, go ahead.

Men, women and children of the clubs are invited. But, because this is technically on a military base, we will need all the full names of all the participants in advance so as the guard gate gives us clearance to enter the base. We also have to respect the base and it's rules. So you all know what that means....Also, there is a small walk to the beach from where we park. So, make sure you take tackle that is easily transportable and dress for the weather and remember this ends in the dark. This is the best tournament for beginner surf anglers.   Easy, little rules and no one will get upset if you cross lines.

This year along with their name on the plaque,  A grand prize will be giving out to the angler who has the largest eligible fish from both the spring and fall interclub/head to head tournaments. That is a brand new pair of Costa Delmar Sunglasses courtesy of Costa Delmar and American Angler. VALUE OVER $200.00

For more information and directions on this tournament, please reach out to Joe Albenese at, or Carl Hartmann at 201-481-4390


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Past Activities


51st Annual HRFA Awards Dinner

HRFA Annual Diner Party
The HRFA Annual Awards Dinner and Party will be
held this year on Saturday

March 26, 2017


Cornetta’s Seafood Restaurant & Marina,

Piermont, NY

A Great Night For All!

We will kick off this annual event at 4:00 P.M. sharp.
After opening remarks and the introduction of guests we
have an outstanding dinner (to suit all dietary needs)
planned for you. Menu information to come.
All awards, including the Pete Barrett Award, fishing
contest winners, and photo contest for the past year will be
presented at this event. There will be loads of door prizes
and a 50/50 drawing.

Dinner tickets are $50.00 per person.

This annual HRFA event should not be missed. Speak
with any one of the HRFA officers selling tickets.

For reservations / questions / directions or whatever,

Dan Harrison,

551- 265-3460 or for tickets, or Arnie Ulrich


HRFA Gets Award from Rockland Board of Ed



Sergio Radossi JCAA Sportsperson of the Year 2013!




HRFA Official Guide Shirts and Gear!
Youth Scholarship Awards

HRFA Lapel Pins are now available!  Click Here! 

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HRFA History Page is in need of photos of the following HRFA Past Presidents:  

Larry Van Dyke – Jack Denny – Don Anderson. 

If anyone has any photos of these past presidents please contact Chas Stamm at

Amazing Fishing Videos!
Youth Activity Page!

HRFA Student Scholarship Program


HRFA Sponsored A.S.A.C. Surf Tournament


Throw a Cast Net --- Video!



HRFA Travel Trailer

The HRFA has purchased a travel trailer for the purpose of hauling all our gear to our events. 

Hooked on the Hudson, Piermont trips, Boat shows, Outdoor shows, ASAC tournaments and many others will have the HRFA trailer being put to good use.

Look for us on the road!


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HRFA Toll Free Info Phone Number

The HRFA has a toll free number. You now will be able to get information about the club and leave messages concerning your particular interests or inquiries. The number is

1-877-HRFAORG (1-877-473-2674). The categories covered for information are;

 Upcoming Activities/Events, General Information, Membership Information, Youth Angler Program, and our Fishing or Photo Contests. This will be especially helpful for our members who don’t have internet access readily available. Got a question? Call our toll free number.









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N.J. Reef Project..."HRFANJ Wreck".

Back in the year 2000, the HRFA had been working on setting up funding for a ship to be sunk off Sandy Hook as part of New Jersey's Artificial Reef Program.

 The wreck created habitat for bait fish and was named the "HRFA NJ."

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September 22, 2000   Click on this link to find out more on the sinking of the HRFA as part of the NJ artificial Reef Project.

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