HRFA Fishing Contest


2023 Contest Chairmen:

Alex Spindelman and Scott Havner

The HRFA hosts an annual fishing contest which runs from January through December and is open to all HRFA members. Various divisions are available for prizes You have 30 days from the day you catch a fish to send in your entries. As a member of the HRFA you and your immediate family are eligible to enter fish in any of our categories.

Do you have a catch to register? Please scroll to the bottom of the page to complete the form on the bottom of this page.

Entry form for, mailing, e-mailing or handing in at HRFA General meeting click on Download Entry Form  

2023 Leader Board

Saltwater Species

Striped Bass Released Caught From Boat (Catch & Release) in Inches: Mike Santiago 47.5"

John Francesconi 39″

Striped Bass Released Caught From Shoreline (Catch & Release) in Inches: Sandy Federico 42"

John Francesconi 36.5″
Feby Philip 36″
John Francesconi 34″
John Francesconi 33″
Carl Hartmann 31.5″

Striped Bass Kept Caught From Boat ( Kept ) in LBS
Striped Bass Kept Caught From Shoreline ( Kept ) in LBS: Carl Hartmann 12 Lbs.

Bluefish: Mike Santiago 17.8 Lbs

Sandy Federico 8.0 Lbs
Carl Harmann 2 Lbs 8 oz,



 John Francesconi  29″
Alex Spindelman    28″
John Francesconi  27
 John Francesconi    26″
Burch Pawson    25″
Burch Pawson    25″
John Francesconi   25″
 John Francesconi   24″
Burch Pawson    24″
Carl Hartmann 23″
John Francesconi  23″
John Francesconi  22″


Open Catgory Saltwater Species: Jeffrey Grabovski, Tarpon 140 Lbs.

Dan Marfino Halibut 108 Lbs
Carl Hartmann Atlantic Star Gazer 3.0 Lbs

Fluke: Edward Christensen 5 Lbs. 8 oz.

Carl Hartmann 4 Lbs 13 oz.
Joe Albanese 4Lbs 8.8 oz.
John Francesconi 4.0 Lbs
Carl Hartmann 3 Lbs 8 oz.


Howard Pawson 10 Lbs 14 oz.

Black Sea Bass: Carl Hartmann 2 Lbs

Freshwater Species

Catfish: Carl Bruger 27 Lbs. 2 oz

Bill Greene 8 Lbs. 6 oz.
Feby Philip 5.0  Lbs

Bill Greene 4 Lbs. 9 oz.
John Francesconi 4 Lbs
John Francesconi 3.0 Lbs
Carl Hartman 3.0 Lbs.

Trout (local):

Nothing to report at this time

Smallmouth Bass: Linda Havner 5lbs 12oz
HRFA Fishing Contest: Youth Angler : Harry Cudlin Northern Pike 9 Lbs. 8oz.
Carp: John Francesconi 24 Lbs. 3oz.

John Francesconi 21 Lbs. 13oz.
John Francesconi 21 Lbs. 8oz.
John Francesconi 16 Lbs.
John Francesconi 14 Lbs. 10 oz.
John Francesconi 13 Lbs. 5 oz.
Bill Greene 11 lbs 2 oz
Bill Greene 6 lbs 12 oz

Trout Great Lakes: Stephanie Hess 12lbs 13oz

Anthony Carbone  11 Lbs.
Dan Harrison,  10.o Lbs
Andrew Ward 10 Lbs. 9 oz.

Largemouth Bass: Joseph Duemmer 6 Lbs 7oz.
Open Category Freshwater Species: Carl Hartmann Pearch 1.0 Lb.


Special Rules for Striped Bass

1. We have 4 Categories for Striped Bass

2. Released, Kept and Boat or Shoreline.

3. If released, your Striped Bass needs to be recorded in inches.

4. If you keep your fish it needs to be recorded in Pounds and Ounces.

5. And finally we need to know if you caught your fish from a boat or the shoreline?

6. Newly added ANY FRESHWATER and ANY SALTWATER Category.

Oh Yeah…we never use any of the information you provide for anything but this contest.

It is never sold or given out to anyone.

Youth anglers are under the age of 17.

Don’t forget to give us their age on the form.