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MARCH 6, 14 and 21: Free fishing and fish citizen science workshops with Prof. Peter Park of Nyack College Fishing Club and friends. These workshops are free and open to the public. They will provide an introduction to NYC fishing and fish citizen science opportunities. The workshops are funded through a grant from the Marine and Coastal District of New York Conservation, Education, and Research Small Grants Program. Please feel free to join us! Please also invite your friends and/or students! Seating is limited (up to 30-40 per workshop) and so registration is required (see flyer links below)
MARCH 13 – 15: The Saltwater Fishing Expo, NJ Convention & Exposition Center, Edison NJ. HRFA Booth Number 113.
MARCH 17: Deadline for written public comment regarding the new oppressively restrictive bluefish regulations imposed on recreational anglers (5 fish bag limit for-hire boats and 3 fish bag limit for individual anglers). Public input is an essential part of fisheries management. You have a voice. Use it or lose it. Without delay send written comments on the subject of “Bluefish Scoping Comments” either of these 3 ways:
  1. Online at
  2. Email: (RECOMMENDED)
  3. Mail or Fax to: Chris Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE, 19901 FAX: 302-674-5399.
MARCH 22: The HRFA Annual Awards Dinner at Cornetta’s Restaurant & Marina in Piermont, NY. See below.
MARCH 28: Starting at 11:00am Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW) in Hoboken as they kick off their 30th anniversary year with HANDS ACROSS THE WATERFRONT, a free outdoor event and opportunity to show your commitment to completing Hoboken’s public, continuous waterfront park. Details coming soon! 
MARCH 29: Sunday 3pm NJOA Wild Game Dinner, Black Forest Inn  Stanhope NJ Contact Arnie Ulrich for tickets 201-304-4691 or on line at
APRIL 14: Monthly Meeting – Dr. Olaf Jensen a fisheries biologist and Asst. Professor at Rutgers University to speak on “Juvenile Habitats and Spawning Sites of Striped Bass in New Jersey”
APRIL 17 to MAY 15: Second Annual Catch, Tag & Release Striper Derby on the Hudson and East Rivers. For details watch for fliers & email blasts. For info contact Joe Albanese (908) 456-2968 or Online registration now open.
APRIL 18: Castle Point Pier Fishing Trip hosted again by Michael Sardinas. Starts at 8:00am. Details below.
APRIL 19: NJBBA Beach Driving Clinic 10:00am at IBSP. To register you must email attention Bob DeLeonard. Details below.
APRIL 25: Annual ‘Hooked on the Hudson’ event at Ross Dock. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. For info contact Pete Musse (201) 233-3119 or
APRIL 30 – MAY 2: Annual Bunny Clark fishing trip. Carpool up to Ogunquit, Maine on Friday April 30. Fish Friday into Saturday and then drive home. Details below and/or contact Arnie Ulrich at or call 201-304-4691.
JUNE 13: Ridgefield Park Earth Day!
AUGUST (DATE TBA): Third Annual Catfish Chaos on the Hudson. For info contact Scott Havner at (845) 300-1562 or
SEPTEMBER 8: HRFA Member Tony DiLemia of Rocket Charters is working with NY State to liaise with recreational anglers to explain and gather input regarding offshore windmills.


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7:30 pm: HRFA Monthly Meeting

7:30 pm: HRFA Monthly Meeting
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