THE Hudson River Fishermen’s Association

The Hudson River Fishermen’s Association is a group of recreational fishermen who make active use of the N.Y. Bight and the surrounding water system and are concerned with the present and future state of these fisheries. Our objectives are to encourage the responsible use of aquatic resources and protection of habitat. We assist where possible in efforts to abate pollution and promote sportfishing and the management of that recreation. We are a IRS recognized nonprofit 501c3 organization . All donations are welcome and maybe tax deductable. Click here to ask questions about donating.

More about The HRFA

Registration for the Freshwater Bass Derby is now open. Proceeds to benefit the HRFA General Fund.
Although the NY season starts June 15th, there is no closed season for catch & release. This is a catch & release & artificial lures only derby – no bait. It is your responsibility to know and follow all state regulations.
To enter:
  1. Download the Fishing Chaos app onto your mobile device.
  2. Create a personal account.
  3. Search for “HRFA BASS DERBY”
  4. Enter the derby & follow the rules

HRFA News Letters

Keep updated and stay informed with the Official Newsletter of the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association.

View Newsletters