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RBAC Blackfish Trip aboard the MiMi VI

On November 30th, The Raritan Bay Anglers Club held their Annual Blackfish Charter aboard the MiMi VI out of Point Pleasant. Fifteen members and guests made the trip. It was a great day of fishing with most anglers catching at least 1-2 blackfish.

Nick Traina led the way putting on a clinic for everyone. He caught his limit plus and many shorts. Nick took the top pool with an 8 ½ pounder. Don Beyer took the second place pool. Mike Pelligra caught a limit but came up a little light for the pool with his 3rd and 4th place fish.

Captain Ken and his mates worked hard all day to put us on the fish. We made numerous drops finding fish on every chunk of bottom.

Raritan Bay Anglers Club Blackfish Charter Pictures

Raritan Bay Anglers Club Annual Fishing Flea Market

The Annual RBAC Fishing Flea Market will be held on February 1st at the E Hotel in Edison, NJ. This is one of the biggest shows around with vendors coming from all over the tristate area. Over 100 tables of new and used fishing tackle and supplies as well as area charter boat captains will be available. There is plenty of free parking and easy access from major roadways. The show runs from 8am to 2pm. There will be plenty of door prizes and raffles going off all day long. This show has something for everyone.


Raritan Bay Anglers Club Annual Christmas Party

The RBAC Christmas party was held on December 12th after the general meeting. Twin Oaks Caterers once again outdid themselves with a fantastic spread. The party was open to all members and their families. It was a great night of socializing while enjoying a delicious meal. This type of event brings families together to enjoy the holiday season.

Raritan Bay Anglers Club 2020 Tournaments

The Raritan Bay Anglers Club will once again hold a Battle of the Boarders Bass Tournament and a Charity Fluke Tournament in 2020. The Bass Tournament will be held on May 9th and again there will be multiple weigh stations strategically located for easy access. The Fluke Tournament will be held on July 11th.

This is our 30th year for this charity fluke tournament. More information on both events will be available in the coming months. Look for the tournament applications on our website, in your local tackle shop, marinas and mailings.

Kids Fishing Derby and Casting Contest

The Kids Fishing Derby co-sponsored by the Raritan Bay Anglers Club and the City of Perth Amboy was held on Saturday, September 14th. Plenty of kids turned out this year and they all did an excellent job. The fishing was good with most kids catching a good number of snapper blues. Prizes were awarded to each age group for a variety of categories. Thanks to our members who came out to lend a hand and help the kids have a very memorable day.

RBAC News & Notes

  • The election of RBAC officers for 2020 was held on December 12th at our general meeting. Winners are President – Pete Santero; VP – Don Beyer; Treasurer – Al Hrehowsik; Secretary – Lori Traina. Trustees are Mike Keller, Mike George and Mike Guzman.
  • The Annual Christmas Party was held on December 12th after our general meeting. It was once again catered by Twin Oaks Caterers who did a fantastic job.
  • The Annual Fishing Flea Market will be held on Saturday, February 1st. Members are asked to arrive before 6am to work on the setup.
  • The Striped Bass tournament will be held on May 9th and the Fluke tournament will be held on July 11th.
  • We are looking for sponsors for our tournaments. Members are asked to solicit doorprizes for the captain’s meetings.
  • The Kids Fishing Derby held on Saturday, September 14th at the Perth Amboy Marina was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who helped put it together.
  • Don’t forget to get your Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check this spring!

“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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