Raritan Bay Anglers Club > Newsletters > SUMMER ISSUE 6/21/19

Congratulations to our 2019 Battle of the Boarders Tournament Winners!!

Raritan Bay Anglers Club Big Bass Tournament

The Raritan Bay Anglers Club held 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 followed the tournament to announce the winners. Thanks to our many sponsors for helping to make this a great event.

There were plenty of big bass weighed in but top honors went to Bryan Pieros with a 42.3 lb striped bass, taking home over $15,000. 2nd Place went to Tobiah Nelson with a 39.0 lb. striped bass, taking home over $1500. 3rd Place went to William Mangan with a 36.2 lb striped bass, taking home over $700. Total cash and prizes totaling approximately $30,000.

We would like to thank our many sponsors for making this event a huge success. 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. and Captain Jack’s Boating School.

Raritan Bay Anglers Club Big Bass Tournament Catches

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.

RBAC Members Fluke Tournament

The RBAC members fluke tournament will be held on Sunday, June 16th. Entry fee is $25 per angler and all anglers on the boat must be entered. Se Roy to sign up. Boundaries will be Keansburg to Great Kills to the back of the bay. Weigh-in is held at the Moose Lodge at 5pm. This tournament is for the coveted club trophy. The winners name will be engraved on the trophy and he will possess it for the upcoming year. Good Luck to all the participants!!

RBAC Striper Trip Aboard the MiJo

The Raritan Bay Anglers Club chartered the MiJo out of the Atlantic Highlands on Sunday, April 28th for a striped bass trip. Roy MacNicoll won the pool for the biggest bass caught and Nick Traina won the pool for second place. Great job guys!

RBAC Member Boats
Al Herowsik’s Rosie J, Trailered
Capt. Vinny Makfinsky’s Morning Dew, Perth Amboy Marina.
Bob Woods’ Bella Rose, Perth Amboy Marina.
Mike George’s Jersey Bounce, Perth Amboy Marina Marina
Capt. Sal Rugerrio’s Not on Call, Woodbridge Marina
Don Beyer’s Brooke Marie, Trailered
Matt & Lori Traina’s Dirty Mary, Trailered
Capt. Pete Santero’s Fin-Taz-Tic, Raritan Marina
Capt. Steve Haasz’s Contagious
Mike Pelligra, Perth Amboy Marina (His new ride)
Rich (Hawk) Valovcik’s Alyssa Rose, Perth Amboy Marina
Ron Bartl’s Dog House
Tom Ciuba’s Tales n Scales, Monmouth Cove Marina

RBAC News & Notes

  • The next RBAC general meeting will be held on August 8th.
  • The Captain’s meeting for the Annual Charity Fluke Tournament will be on Thursday, July 11th at 7pm at the Perth Amboy Moose Lodge. * The Annual Charity Fluke tournament will be held on July 13th.
  • The RBAC annual picnic will be held on August 11th at Warren Park.
  • The Kids Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, September 14th at the Perth Amboy Marina.
  • Don’t forget to get your Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check!
  • The club members fluke tournament will be held on Sunday, June 16th. See Roy to enter.
  • “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
Bob Woods Sgt. at Arms

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