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The 2nd Annual

Striped Bass Derby

Tarrytown, N. Y.

April 17 & 18, 2004  A Great Two Day Event!

The Winners!

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First Place!

Daniel Matelli

Holds up his First Place Winning Fish of 26.06 Pounds

Daniel picked up a cool $1,000 cash prise for this fish.

Daniel kept his fish alive as well and which proved to be the largest fish in the Derby that was released alive earning him the coveted

"Golden Rod and Reel Combo"

Click on the photos for a High Resolution version  Compliments of the HRFA

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2nd Place 3rd Place

Robert Gabrielson Jr.

Akihiro Morioka


Click on either of the following links to see the final results of all our anglers with photos!

Leader Board Final Standings!

As we entered them, you saw them!

Check them all!

Tagged fish returns




2004 Striped Bass Derby Volunteer List

Committe Chairmen

Chas Stamm Fred Rung Carl Hartmann Nils Eckhart


HRFA Volunteers

Len Basile Rich Berlingeri Glenn Blank Carl Bruger
Tim Burden Darren Cardinale Tony Evangelista Gil Hawkins
Chris Ilg Jerry Krause Kevin Morgan Serge Radossi
Al White Paul Hallmold George Graf Mike Wazslo
Tina Ciuni Michelle Cifuni Paul Cifuni  

 A special thanks to Patrice from "Boating on the Hudson"



2005 Derby Click Here!


Presented by:


Boating on the Hudson Magazine 

the Striped Bass Restaurant   Tarrytown, NY The Hudson River Fishermen's Association



Official Weigh in Station and Tournament Headquarters:

The Striped Bass Restaurant, Tarrytown, N. Y.

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The Marina at Tarrytown

HRFA Hudson River Water Temps


Notice to ALL Participants!
  • If you did not receive your confirmation and entry forms, you must pick them up at the Captains Meeting on Friday night April 16, 2004.  Or pick them up at the weigh in station.
  • If you submitted an application late or your hand writing was so lame I could not read your name, you probably did not receive any confirmation.
  • Those with valid e-mail addresses got their confirmations early. Those with no e-mail address had to rely on the US Post Office which could take days to deliver.
  • Those who submitted on-line applications were processed immediately
  • All boats coming in to the weigh in station should call first on Channel 68.   Inform us of your name, application number, and if you have any fish to weigh in and are they alive to  be released.
  • Those who submitted cash with no name or application...I don't know what you were thinking. 


Entry Fee  $30.00 Per Angler After April 1, 2004 

Captains Meeting - Friday Night - Striped Bass Restaurant    8:00 PM  Mike Banahan Guest Speaker!

American Littoral Society Fish Tagging Demonstrations...Saturday!

Leader Party Saturday Night Striped Bass Restaurant 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Awards Presentation Ceremony 6:00 PM Sunday night


List of Prizes:

First Prize...$1,000.00 To be awarded for the largest striped bass caught in the two-day derby.
Second Prize...$500.00 To be awarded for the second largest striped bass caught in the two-day Derby
Third Prize...$100.00 To be awarded for the third largest striped bass caught in the two-day Derby.
A Golden Fishing Rod To be awarded to the angler that releases the largest striped bass alive in the two-day Derby.  Yes! It is real Gold!

Two Day Combined Weight Total


New Prize This Year! <'////><

One fish per day.   Only fish released ALIVE will count. 

Bring in that live fish on Saturday!

Youth Angler Largest Fish Hudson River Rod & Reel Combo 
Ladies Largest Fish Hudson River Rod & Reel Combo

Close up of the Custom Made "Golden Fishing Rod"

The Golden Fishing Rod is a Custom Made fishing rod matched with a Shimano Calcutta 400 fishing reel.  The rod was hand made by HRFA NJ master fishing rod builder Roger Ridenour.  The rod features a double diamond wrap and 24 karat gold plated guides and butt.   The rod and reel combination is currently on display at the Striped Bass Restaurant in Tarrytown, N. Y.

All fish entries to the derby must be brought by the angler to the weigh in station at the Striped Bass Restaurant in Tarrytown.  Docking facilities will be available.  To be eligible for the Golden Fishing Rod & Reel it is the angler's responsibility to bring the fish to the weigh in station alive.

It must be weighed and released alive.  It will be the decision of the judges if that fish is alive when released.

All the guides, reel seat and butt are plated with 24K Gold!  Yes, it is REAL GOLD!


Thanks to our sponsors! These people support the HRFA.

They made this tournament work.  Without them, there would be no fishing Tournament. 

Please support them.  Our job is to try and send you to them.  There job is to keep you coming back.

Please give them a shot if you have a need for a service they provide.

You will be doing the HRFA a great service.       

Thanks  -  Chas Stamm  <'////><        Committee Chairman Striped Bass Derby  HRFA



A page out of last year's event!


All bass released alive will receive a bonus of one pound added to it's weight.


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Ample dock space is available for weighing in plenty of fish!

Map to the Derby!



Applications can be obtained from:

the Striped Bass Restaurant in Tarrytown
Boating On the Hudson Magazine
The Hudson River Fishermen's Association NJ Chapter

Applications must be RECEIVED with entry fee no later than Friday April 16, 2004 at 8 pm in order to participate in this event. NO EXCEPTIONS.

American Littoral Society Fish Tagging Demonstrations...Saturday!

Rules and eligibility requirements.

1. The Derby is open to everyone except the Tournament Staff
2. Applicants may fish from the shoreline or a boat.
3. All participants must comply with all Coast Guard laws and rules, local law enforcement laws as well as New York State DEC laws.
4. If competing in a boat ALL OCCUPANTS must be entered in the Derby.
5. Only One Fish may be entered per registrant Per Day.
6. Any fish that is frozen, gaffed, foul hooked, snagged or caught in an unsporting manner as per IGFA* rules will be disqualified.
7. No treble hooks may be used while live bait fishing.
8. Fishing shall begin at 12:01 a.m. April 17 and continue through 5 p.m. Sunday April 18.
9. Weigh in times will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Weigh in station will close to all fish at 5:00 pm
10. The Official Weigh-in Station is located at the Striped Bass Restaurant in the Tarrytown Marina.
11. All winning anglers may be subject to a polygraph examination if requested to do so.
12. The largest fish will be determined by weight. In the case of a tie, the longer fish will be declared the winner. If the fish are the same weight and length, the fish presented for weigh-in at the earliest time will be declared the winner.
13. A one pound bonus will be added to each fish weighed in and released alive.
14. The weigh-in slip must be presented at the awards ceremony in order to collect the prize.
15. Any angler participating in this event, UNDER THE AGE OF 17, must have a parent or guardian's signature on the application.


17. Fish must be at the weigh in station no later than 5:00 pm on Sunday April 18 to qualify for tournament.
18. A Captains Meeting and fishing seminar will be held Friday Evening at the striped bass restaurant. 8:00 pm
29. An  Angler Welcome Party will be given Saturday evening a the Striped Bass restaurant 6:00 pm  to 7:00 pm
20. All prizes and the "Golden Rod" shall be awarded at 6 p.m. Sunday April 18, 2004 at the Striped Bass Restaurant Awards Ceremony



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One of the fish brought in to the weigh-in table last year.


The derby will be held rain or shine.  It is the sole responsibility of the captain of all entered boats to determine if weather and sea conditions are safe to fish.   The Striped Bass Restaurant, Boating on the Hudson Magazine, Tarrytown Boat Club, Tarrytown Marina, Washington Irving Yacht Club, the New Jersey Chapter of the Hudson River Fishermen's Association, it's officers and tournament sponsors assume no responsibility or liability for any boats entered or individuals participating in the tournament.  All applicants release and discharge the owners of the Striped Bass Restaurant and it's employees, Boating on the Hudson Magazine and it's employees, the Hudson River Fishermen's Association  New Jersey Chapter, Washington Irving Yacht Club, Tarrytown Marina, Tarrytown Boat Club and it's members form any and all claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of or resulting from any anticipated or unanticipated incident resulting from any participation in this fishing Derby.  This is a striped bass derby.  No other species of fish may be entered. Emphasis on this tournament will be "Catch and Release." an effort to encourage that fish be brought in ALIVE...We have introduced the following rule:

Each fish weighed in and released alive will receive a bonus of one pound added to its weight.

*IGFA Rules

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Completed applications for entry in this Fishing Derby must be submitted to any of the following locations:

Striped Bass Restaurant

236 West Main Street

Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591


Boating on the Hudson Magazine

Box 627

Verplanck, N. Y.  10596



The Hudson River Fishermen's Association NJ

PO Box 421

Cresskill, N. J.  07626 

Entries must be RECEIVED before 8:00 p.m. Friday April 16, 2004



If you think it may not get to either of these locations via the US mail service...deliver it to the Striped Bass Restaurant or Boating on the Hudson by hand.   Don't take the chance that it may not get there!

Washington Irving Boat Ramp Tarrytown Free for Derby Participants!

Parking is FREE for Derby Participants at the Municipal lot next to the Striped Bass Restaurant.


Striped Bass Restaurant   236 West Main Street  Tarrytown, NY   914-366-4455

Facilities offered for this tournament: 

The owners of the Striped Bas Restaurant have made arrangements for the following services to our Derby Participants:

  • Free Boat Launch at the Washington Irving boat ramp on the south side of the restaurant.  Free parking for boat and trailer in the municipal parking lot on the north side of the restaurant.

  • Bait will be available for purchase in the parking lot of the Striped Bass Restaurant. 

  • Boat slips will be available.

  • Gas is available at the marina

  • Restrooms

  • Showers

  • Beer, soda and box lunches will be available for purchase

  • Tournament will be monitoring marine radio channel 68.

  • Bait also available from Bob Gabrialson on the west shore in Nyack.

  • Captains Meeting & Fishing seminar Friday Night April 16  8:00 PM  Mike Banahan Guest Speaker!

  • Leader Board Party Saturday night April 18th. 6:00-7:00 PM

  • An awards ceremony will begin on April 18, Sunday night at 6:00 pm

  • American Littoral Society Fish Tagging Demonstrations!


Check Out Last Years Event!            2005 derby Click here!

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