LATE SPRING ISSUE 4/21/19
Raritan Bay Anglers Club Big Bass Tournament
The Raritan Bay Anglers Club will hold their First Annual Battle of the Boarders Big Bass Tournament on Saturday, May 11th. The event was open to all anglers from New Jersey to New York. Five weigh stations located Raritan Marina, Fisherman’s Den North, Fisherman’s Den South, Captains Marina in Staten Island and Barnegat Marina. An awards banquet will follow the tournament to announce the winners. Many sponsors have already joined up such as M3 Tackle, S&S Bucktails, Interlux, All Pro Tackle, Staten Island Tuna Club, Viking Eyewear, Up Front B&T, Canyon Reels, West Marine, Kettle Creek Outfitters, Brielle B&T, Salt Life, D&R Boats, Noreast’r, Fisherman’s Supply Raritan Marina, Barnegat Bay Marina, and Gabriel Tackle Co. More sponsors are being added each day. Look for fliers and applications at local tackle shops, on Facebook and our club website.
S&S Bucktails were Guest Speakers at Raritan Bay Anglers Club Meeting Stan Gola, owner of S&S Bucktails, and pro staff members were the guest speakers at the RBAC meeting on April 11th. They spoke about fishing the back bays for big bass using MoJo rigs and answered questions from the members. They gave some great tips on fishing the MoJo’s that will help put the big fish on the deck.
Viking Eyeware Displayed Their Products at the RBAC Meeting Viking Eyeware was on hand display and talk about their products as well as offer discounts to club members. These quality sunglasses are designed with fisherman in mind and are offered at an affordable price. They are available in a wide variety of styles and lens colors.
RBAC Annual Charity Fluke Tournament
The Raritan Bay Anglers Club will be holding their 29th annual Charity Fluke Tournament on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The tournament will again be held out of the Perth Amboy Municipal Marina on Front Street. Anglers from the tri-state area will be participating for the top prize. Over the years we have seen winning fish of over 10 pounds. We expect to see more large fluke caught this year.
A portion of the proceeds raised from the tournament will go to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and the
Perth Amboy Kid’s Fishing Derby.
We are seeking sponsors to donate doorprizes for the Capt’s. Meeting on Thursday, July 11th.
Don’t Forget to get Your Free Vessel Safety Check!! Both the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons have certified vessel examiners who will perform a free Vessel Safety Check (“VSC”) at your boat, at a time of mutual convenience. There is no charge, and no consequences if you don’t pass. Our goal is simply to help make boating as safe as possible for you, your family and your friends, through education. Personal pleasure craft only.
RBAC Member Spring Photos
Dave Mormak with a nice Rainbow trout taken on a fly.
Ron Bartl with a Raritan Bay Striper. Art Nielson landed this striped bass in the Raritan bay.
Mike Keller with a big Raritan Bay cow.
Lou Taglia with an early spring Bass
Vinny Makfinsky caught this bass on Easter morning.
Lori Traina caught this bass on Easter morning.
Bob Woods with an early season Raritan Bay Bass.
“Raritan Bay Anglers Club” is a non-profit organization for fishing enthusiasts in the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay areas. Club activities such as our Annual Charity Fluke Tournament support local charities plus organizations that protect our marine environment.”
The Raritan Bay Anglers Club began as small group of Perth Amboy fisherman who happened to own boats that were docked at the original Perth Amboy Marina. The group ended up disbanding while the new marina was being built and later reformed in 1991 to include fisherman from other areas of the state.
Pete Santero President
Don Beyer Vice President
Al Hrehowsik Treasurer
Lori Traina Secretary