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Surf Trips & Tournaments


The Following is a list of the Surf Tournaments which will be held in the upcoming months. 
These tournaments will be attended to and participated by the HRFA and it's individual members.  Some are restricted to the official HRFA surf fishing teams.   To find out more about these activities, members should contact HRFA Director Carl Hartmann  HRFA V.P. Tony Evangelista.
Some of these events are organized by A.S.A.C. ( The Association of surf Angling Clubs). for more information on individual A.S.A.C. tournaments, click on their links.

 

2006 Surf Trips

 

Piermont Pier Fishing 10-03-2006

 

Our fall HRFA members and their guests trip to the Piermont, NY pier to snatch stripers, blues, and anything else into the night, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 03rd.   Hi-tide is around 7:19pm so we will set up around 3pm.  Look for the HRFA banner.  We will provide bait, hot dogs, Gulden’s mustard and non-alcoholic beverages.   If you bring your own beverage, do not bring alcohol as the town does not permit it on the pier.  If you wish to cook please be aware open fires are not allowed.   Parking is restricted to town lots unless you have a drive on permit.  A $10 daily permit can be obtained during the week at borough hall in the center of town.  We apply for permits to transport members with walking difficulties to/from the fishing areas.  Please notify me for assistance.  A toilet facility(an outhouse) is available at the end of the pier.  Please be aware poison ivy, etc.,  abound.    Hopefully fish will abound.  Bruce T. Halstater  bhalstater@mail.hrfanj.org   201-767-1288.

 

 

 

 

 

2005  Surf Trips & Tournaments

Contacts:  Jim Campbell    Tony Evangelista

Saturday - August 13th. Crabfest. Point Pleasant, NJ Contact Darren Cardinal 908-898-1797 Rain date August 14th, 2005

Saturday - September 10th, 7th Annual Fishlanders- ASAC Surf Fishing Tournament in Brigantine, NJ Jim Campbell 201-265-1966

Saturday - September 17th, 17th Annual North Wildwood Angelsea - ASAC Surf Fishing Tournament in North Wildwood, NJ Contact Jim Campbell  for more information 201-265-1966. This is in the ASAC series of tournaments

Saturday - September 24th, 38th Annual Ocean City Fishing Club - ASAC Surf Fishing Tournament in Ocean City, NJ Contact Jim Campbell  for more information 201-265-1966. This is in the ASAC series of tournaments.

Wednesday September 28, We will do it again!  Another fall HRFA members only trip to the Piermont, NY pier to snatch stripers, blues, and anything else, into the night, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28.   Please have your membership card with you, and   supply your own bait.  Best baits are probably bunker and herring. Bruce T. Halstater  bhalstater@mail.hrfanj.org   201-767-1288.

 Saturday - October 1st, 59th Annual Long Beach Island Fishing Club - ASAC Surf Fishing Tournament in Harvey Ceadars, NJ Contact Jim Campbell  for more information 201-265-1966. This is in the ASAC series of tournaments.

Sunday  - October 2, Governors Surf Fishing Tournament. Not sponsored by the HRFA. Island Beach State Park.Contact Tim Burden 201-943-8450. Volunteer judges are needed for this event, the largest surf fishing tournament in NJ.

Saturday - October 8th. The 51st  Annual Pennsauken Surf Fishing Club Tournament North Wildwood, NJ. Contact Jim Campbell  for more info 201-265-1966. This is in the ASAC series of tournaments.

Saturday - October 8th-16th  Montauk: multiple 6 pack charters and surf fishing trips. See Tim Burden for details. 201-943-8450

Saturday - October 15th. The 27th  Annual NJBBA Great Fall Classic Tournament North Wildwood, NJ. Contact Jim Campbell  for more info 201-265-1966. This is in the ASAC series of tournaments.

Saturday - Oct. 22 The 21st  Annual Women's Surf Fishing Club Tournament Sea Isle City, NJ. Contact Jim Campbell  for more info 201-265-1966. This is in the ASAC series of tournaments. 

Sunday -  October 23rd. Interclub Surf Fishing Tournament HRFA vs. Saltwater Anglers of Bergen County. Sandy Hook, NJ. See/contact Tim Burden for details. 201-943-8450  

Saturday - Oct. 29 The 5th Annual Mens Open Surf Fishing Tournament Sea Isle City, NJ. Contact Jim Campbell  for more info 201-265-1966. This is in the ASAC series of tournaments.

Saturday - November 5th, 4th Annual HRFA Surf Fishing Tournament in Seaside Park, NJ. See Tim Burden for details. 201-943-8450 Volunteers are needed. HRFA hosts this ASAC event.

Sunday -  November 6th. Interclub Surf Fishing Tournament HRFA vs. Seagirt Surf Kings. Seagirt NJ. See Tony Evangelista 201-869-7869.

Saturday - November 12th. 43rd. H.W. Shanor Surf Fishing Tournament, ASAC series. Seaside Park, NJ. Contact Jim Campbell  for more information 201-265-1966.This is in the ASAC series of tournaments.

Saturday -  November 19th. Interclub Surf Fishing Tournament HRFA vs. Seaside Heights Fishing Club. Seaside Heights, NJ See Tony Evangelista 201-869-7869.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 Surf Tournaments

 

Saturday - May 15, 2004  Interclub Surf Fishing Tournament HRFA vs. Seaside Heights Fishing Club. Seaside Heights NJ. Tony Evangelista 201-869-7869
 
Sunday - June 6, 2004 Interclub Surf Fishing Tournament HRFA vs. Seagirt Surf Kings. Seagirt NJ. See Tony Evangelista 201-869-7869
August 28th. ASAC - 4th Women's Open, Individuals only! Atlantic City, NJ Contact Jim Campbell at 201-981-5484
 
 
Saturday - September 11th. ASAC Surf Fishing Tournament, Brigantine, NJ. Contact Jim Campbell at 201-981-5484 or JCampbellRS@optonline.net
September 12, 2004 Penfield Reef Trip     Meet at the Reef
Saturday - September 25th. ASAC - Surf Fishing Tournament, Ocean City, NJ, Contact Jim Campbell at 201-981-5484.  JCampbellRS@optonline.net
Saturday - October 2nd. ASAC - Surf Fishing Tournament, Harvey Cedars, (aka L.B.I) NJ, Contact Jim Campbell at 201-981-5484 or JCampbellRS@optonline.net
October 3, 2004  Piermont Pier Trip
October 3, 2004 13th Annual governor's Surf Fishing Tournament, Island Beach State Park.
 
October 16th Seaside Heights Fishing Club vs. HRFA interclub tournament
October 24, 2004    HRFA  vs  SWABC   Sandy Hook  Interclub Contest
Saturday - November 13th. ASAC - Shanor Surf Fishing Tournament, Seaside Heights, NJ, Contact Jim Campbell at 201-981-5484 or JCampbellRS@optonline.net
November 14th Seagirt vs. HRFA interclub tournament

 

 

 

 

Penfield Reef Trip: Sept. 12th 2004

11:30am meet at the Reef-Fairfield, CT, High tide 10:25A.M. We walk out on a sand bar that extends out on the Long Island sound for a mile and a haft you will enjoy the walk because we are fishing our way out to the end throwing plugs and metal. In the pasted we have caught plenty of blues and strippers. This location is also very good for Fly Rodders, also bring along your rain gear and high booths. For more info for interested members only please call me at 201- 723-8142
Tony Evangelista
Reef Trip Coordinator

 

October 24, 2004    HRFA  vs  SWABC   Sandy Hook  7am start    Sunday

This is an interclub fishing contest between members of the Hudson River Fishermen's Association and the Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County.  Participants are needed and encouraged to contact Tim Burden for details.  1-877-HRFAORG

Report!

Within an hour of the 7:00am start time, members of both clubs were packing up and heading to the bayside, where wind and waters were much calmer. All watches were synchronized so we could get back before the 12:00pm contest ending deadline. 

It was only minutes after setting up that the first striper hit. I grabbed the bouncing rod and proceeded to land a keeper bass measuring 25 1/2 inches.

Shortly thereafter, a series of shorty striper landings had anglers from the left and right coming over to spy our bait of choice.

The word at the end of the contest from the Bergen County Salt Water Anglers was..   "We got skunked."

HRFA Wins the event!  Full report can be found in the November issue of the River Views.

 

2003  Surf Trips

Sunday-June 15th. Interclub Surf Fishing tournament against the Seagirt Surf Kings. Seagirt NJ. Contact Tony Evangelista 201-869-7843 or Taggertony@aol.com

Sunday-August 24th. Surf Fishing trip to Penfield Reef- Bridgeport, Connecticut. See Tony Evangelista 201-869-7843

Saturday-September 6th. Asac Surf Fishing Tournament. Brigantine, NJ Contact Nils Eckhart at 1-914-413-1712


Saturday-September 20th. Asac Surf Fishing Tournament. Ocean City, NJ Contact Nils Eckhart at 1-914-413-1712

Saturday-September 27th. Asac Surf Fishing Tournament. L.B.I/Harvey Cedars, NJ Contact Nils Eckhart at 1-914-413-1712

Sunday-October 12th. HRFA vs. Salt Water Anglers of Bergen County interclub Surf Fishing Tournament. Sandy Hook, NJ Contact Tim Burden 201-943-8450 TB2FISHON@aol.com

Saturday-October 18th. HRFA vs Seaside Heights Fishing Club,  interclub Surf Fishing Tournament. Seaside Heights, NJ Contact Tony Evangelist at 201-869-07843

Saturday-November 1st. HRFA’s 2nd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament. Seaside Park, NJ See Nils Eckhart at 1-914-413-1712
Adult Volunteers Needed!

 

 

 

May 18, 2003 New Intra-Club Surf Tournament!!!

HRFA /Manasquan Fishing Club /SWABC at Sandy Hook May 18  7am-1pm

Headquarters table and food service will be at the Sea Gull's Nest (Lot B) parking area.

Boundaries are Sandy Hook from the entrance toll booths to the Ranger station. Both ocean and bay included. Fish anywhere within these boundaries. Kept fish must be brought to the Headquarters table for scoring. Released fish must be witnessed by at least one other participating angler.

Longest Striped Bass, Bluefish, Weakfish, or Fluke measured forward to the nearest 1/4" wins.

The HRFA will be serving breakfast and coffee. The SWABC and MFC will be serving lunch.

All participating anglers are asked to check in at the Headquarters table before fishing in the Tournament. High tide is  09:31 on the ocean. Bring your own bait and beverages

This is a free event, there will be no food charge to participating HRFA members

For info contact Nils Eckhart    914-413-1712  nils@hrfanj.org or Carl Hartmann  201-439-1173  chartmann@hrfanj.org

 


Any questions please call Tim Burden at 201-521-2623 or Carl Hartmann at
201-439-1173.

(A.S.A.C.) = Association of Surf Angling Clubs sanctioned tournaments

2002 Surf Fishing

May 11, 2002 The 21st Annual Karl J. Boehret Tournament (A.S.A.C.) Sea Isle City,NJ H.R.F.A. Team & Individuals  by D.V.S.A.A.
May 18~Sat H.R.F.A. vs Seaside Heights Seaside Heights, NJ Open to all members Inter-Club Contest
June 1~Sat The 13th Annual Team Surf n Land Tournament (A.S.A.C.) Brigantine, NJ H.R.F.A. & Individuals
June 16~Sun H.R.F.A. vs Sea Girt Surf Kings Sea Girt, NJ Open to all members Inter-Club Contest
June 23 Penfield Reef  All HRFA members invited  1:30 pm Meet at the Reef
August 11 Penfield Reef  All HRFA members invited  4:45 pm Meet at the Reef
August 25 Penfield Reef  All HRFA members invited  4:15 pm Meet at the Reef
September 8 Penfield Reef  All HRFA members invited  3:30 pm Meet at the Reef
September 12 Youth Angler Trip Keansburg Pier  Details Glenn Blank 201-941-5541
September 13 Youth Angler Trip Keansburg Pier     Details Glenn Blank 201-941-5541
September 15 Family Day Sandy Hook     Details Plum Island  Carl Hartman 201-439-1173
September 20 Youth Angler Trip Keansburg Pier  Details Glenn Blank 201-941-5541
September 22 Penfield Reef  All HRFA members invited  3:15 pm Meet at the Reef
September 28 ASAC Tournament Harvey Cedars Tim Burden  201-943-8450
October 1 Piermont Pier  HRFA Members Only Bruce Halstater
October 5 ASAC Tournament Wildwood Tim Burden  201-943-8450
October 6 Penfield Reef  All HRFA members invited  2:30 pm Meet at the Reef
October 6 Governor's Surf Tournament Island Beach State Park
October 14 Piermont Pier  HRFA members Only Bruce Halstater
October 19 Interclub Tournament  HRFA Vs Seaside Heights Tony Evangelista  201-869-7843
October 20 Penfield Reef  All HRFA members invited  2:15 pm Meet at the Reef
October 26 ASAC Tournament Wildwood Tim Burden  201-943-8450
October 27 Inter club Surf Tournament  HRFA vs BCSWA Tim Burden  201-943-8450
November 2 HRFA Sponsored ASAC Tournament More Details
November 9 ASAC Tournament Seaside Park NJ Tim Burden  201-943-8450
November 10 Interclub Surf Tournament HRFA vs Sea Girt Surf Kings Tony Evangelista  201-869-7843

 

All individuals assume responsibility for their safety and welfare on any of the above fishing trips or events.   The Hudson River Fishermen's Association, in no way assumes responsibility for the safety and welfare of it's members, family or friends when engaged in the above events or related activities.

 

 

 

2001 Surf Fishing Schedule

Date Tournament Name   Location Team/Individual
May 5~Sat The 2nd Annual A.S.A.C. Youth Tournament Sea Isle City,NJ Individuals
May 12~Sat The 20th Annual Karl J. Boehret Tournament (A.S.A.C.) Sea Isle City,NJ H.R.F.A. Team & Individuals  by D.V.S.A.A.
May 19~Sat H.R.F.A. vs Seaside Heights Seaside Heights, NJ Open to all members Inter-Club Contest
June 2~Sat The 12th Annual Team Surf n Land Tournament (A.S.A.C.) Brigantine, NJ H.R.F.A. & Individuals
June 3~Sun H.R.F.A. vs Sea Girt Surf Kings Sea Girt, NJ Open to all members Inter-Club Contest
June 9~Sat 1st Annual Lady's Open Surf Fishing Tournament    A.S.A.C. Brigantine,NJ Individuals
June 17~Sun HRFA's "FAMILY DAY" Sandy Hook, NJ Open to all membersat the Bay on Plum Island
June 24~Sun HRFA's Pennfield Reef Trip Connecticut Open to all members meet at reef, 5:30pm
July 28-Sat NJBBAA Junior Surf Brigantine, NJ Open to public Fishing Tournament
Aug. 5~Sun HRFA's Pennfield Reef Trip Connecticut Open to all members meet at reef, 4:00pm
Aug. 19~Sun HRFA's Pennfield Reef Trip Connecticut Open to all members meet at reef, 3:00pm
Sept. 8~Sat The 10th Annual Squid Hounds of So. Jersey Tournament    (A.S.A.C.) Brigantine, NJ H.R.F.A. Team & Individuals
Sept. 15~Sat The 14th Annual Wildwoods Anglesea Surf Anglers Tournament No. Wildwood,NJ H.R.F.A. Team & Individuals
Sept. 16~Sun HRFA's Penfield Reef Trip Conneticut All HRFA members Welcome!
Sept. 22~Sat The 34th Annual Ocean City Fishing Club Tournament         (A.S.A.C.) Ocean City,NJ H.R.F.A. Team   & Individuals
Sept. 23-Sun NJBBA Youth Tournament              (A.S.A.C.) To Be Announced Open to public
Sept. 29~Sat

The 55th Annual Long Beach Island Fishing Club Tournament (A.S.A.C.)

Harvey Cedars,  NJ        H.R.F.A.  TEAMS ONLY
Oct. 6~Sat The 47th Annual Pennsauken Surf Fishing Club Tournament       (A.S.A.C.) No. Wildwood,NJ H.R.F.A. Team   & Individuals
Oct. 7~Sun The 10th Annual Governor's Cup Seaside Park, NJ Open to public
Oct.13~Sat The 23rd Annual NJBBA  Great Fall Classic  (A.S.A.C.) No. Wildwood,NJ H.R.F.A.                TEAMS  ONLY
Oct.14~Sun H.R.F.A. vs Salt Water Anglers B.C Sandy Hook, NJ Open to all HRFA and BCSWA members  Inter-Club Contest
Oct.20~Sat H.R.F.A. vs Seaside Heights Seaside HeightsNJ Open to all members Inter-Club Contest
Oct. 27~Sat The 10th Annual South Jersey Surf CastersTournament    (A.S.A.C.) No. Wildwood, NJ H.R.F.A. Team   & Individuals
Oct. 28 ~Sun HRFA's Penfield Reef Trip Conneticut All HRFA members Welcome!
Nov. 3-Sat The 40th Annual H.W. Shaner TeamTournament by A.S.A.C Seaside Park, NJ H.R.F.A. . & Individual
Nov. 4~Sun H.R.F.A. vs Sea Girt Surf Kings Sea Girt, NJ Open to all members Inter-Club Contest

For more information on tournaments contact :

Tim Burden     

OR

Tony Evangelista