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Our 53nd Year!

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HRFA General Meetings

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


Check out the HRFA on Facebook!


JCAA Sportsperson of the Year 2018

Arnie Ulrich

Annual HRFA

Awards Ceremony and Dinner Party

Date:  April 15, 2018    Saturday    Time:  3 PM  to 8 pm 


Cornetta’s Seafood Restaurant & Marina

Piermont, NY



March 24, 2019  HRFA Annual Awards Dinner

August 17, 2019  Catfish Chaos!

Jan 10 Thursday to Jan 13 2019 Sunday, Garden State Outdoor Sports Show 2019
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ.

* February 16, 2019 Sat New Jersey Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Bergen County Dinner

* February 16, 2019 Sat JCAA Beefsteak Dinner (Paul Heartel) @ Forked River Tuna Club , Toms Riv

*February 17, 2019 Sunday SWABC Flea Market Hasbrouck Heights $5.00 admission

* February 23, 2019 Ramsey Outdoor Store Ramsey Outdoor Succasunna, NJ will be having our 20th annual Cast & blast Cabin Fever Day Saturday February 23, 2019 10am to 4pm

*Feb 28th Thursday to March 3, 2019 Sunday , World Fishing & Outdoor Expo in Suffern, NY,

*March 15 to March 17th, 2019 Saltwater Expo New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJand Exposition Center, Edison, USA

* March 19, SWABC Dinner

* March 24, 2019 HRFA Annual Dinner Party

*Michael Sardinas will be running a fishing outing in Hoboken on April 6th.
The location will be the same as the one he ran in November, Castle Point . This is a great spot and parking is pretty good if you get there early. You can also enter the striper derby and have a pretty good chance of catching quality bass this time of year

* April 7, 2019 Sunday 3PM NJOA Wild Game Dinner Black Forest Inn Stanhope NJ




11th – 14th a booth at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show
26th HOFNOD class

February :
13th regular meeting guest speaker Captain Kenneth P Krott

1st -4th Outdoor show Rockland.
13th regular meeting guest speaker Bob Fanslaw
15th – 17 th salt water show

14th Billy Joes kids fishing
15th HRFA Dinner
19th fishing with Hackensack middle school children
28th Hooked on the Hudson

2nd Englewood special needs fishing (Wayne)
3rd fishing with Hackensack middle school children
5th Ridgefield park earth day
10th Liberty state marina
12th Newburge with the wounded worrier project
19th -20th Waterford NY kids fishing

May 19, 2018 Fishing on the Bunny Clark ... Maine

24th fishing with Hackensack middle school children

6th Englewood special needs fishing (Wayne)
7th fishing with Hackensack middle school children
11th Englewood special needs fishing (Wayne)
14th fishing with Hackensack middle school children

21st Catskill kids fishing

18 Catfish Chaos (big day for the HRFA)

8th Croton Yacht club fishing with kids

Hooked on Hudson

HOH Hooked on Hudson!

Saturday April 28, 2018

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

33nd Annual Hooked on the Hudson
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Ross Dock
Palisades Interstate Park

The Palisades Interstate Park New Jersey and the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association invite you to experience the Hudson River at the 33nd Annual Hooked on the Hudson event.

Join us at Ross Dock on Saturday, April 28, 2018   9 am--3:00 pm our fishing contest is FREE.   

 There is no entry fee. There are no registration forms.

Just come down to the park, throw your line in the water and enjoy yourself.                       

 We will supply all equipment and bait free for your children to use!
We continue our tradition of combining a fishing contest with exhibits provided by leading environmental conservation and sportsmen’s organizations in our area.

Food and Refreshments will be available
Fishing Contest 9:00am - 1:00 pm Fishing information and assistance will be available
Exhibits 9:00 am---3:00 pm

As in past years we have invited leading environmental and conservation groups to join us.

Children Casting Contest 2:00pm---3:00pm with prizes awarded

Awards Ceremony @ 3:00pm     

additional info>     Info; Peter Musse (201) 233-3119

The HRFA is proud to hold this event right on the
mighty Hudson.....

Lets have a blast.





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





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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