HRFA Fishing Contest


2024 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  



  • From now on, our “member’s only” Annual Fishing Contest is strictly “catch and release” for striped bass! It’s certainly okay to keep a legal striper for the table but we will no longer be accepting entries for stripers that are not measured in inches and released from either boat or shore.
  • We have eliminated the Saltwater and Freshwater Open Categories
  • We are happy to introduce a new Fly Rod Category for several Saltwater & Freshwater Species!
    • Saltwater: Striped Bass, Bonito/False Albacore, Bluefish & Fluke
    • Freshwater: Trout, Smallmouth, Largemouth, Salmon & Carp

2024 Leader Board

Saltwater Species

Striped Bass - Caught & Released from Boat (inches): John Francesconi 39"
Striped Bass - Caught & Released from Shoreline (inches): Carl Hartmann 39"

Scott Havner 35″

Bonito/False Albacore (inches):
Black Sea Bass (inches):

Bluefish (inches): Carl Hartmann 35.5"
Blackfish (inches): Joseph Albanese 16"
Scup(Porgy) (inches):
Fluke (inches): Joe Albanese 20"

Joe Albanese 19″

Flounder (inches):

Freshwater Species

Catfish (inches): Austin Havner 34"

John Francesconi 23.5″
John Francesconi 23″
Carl Hartmann 23″
John Francesconi 19″
Bill Greene 18″
Bill Greene 17.75
Bill Greene 16″
Carl Hartmann 14″

Trout - Local (inches): Austin Havner 21"

Scott Havner 15.5″
Scott Havner 11″

Smallmouth Bass (inches): Scott Havner 17"
Salmon (inches):
Largemouth Bass (inches): Scott Havner 17"
Carp (inches): BillGreene 20.5"
Trout - Great Lakes (inches): Anthony Carbone 25"

Capt. Aram Setian 22.5″

HRFA Fishing Contest: Youth Angler (inches):

Saltwater Species

Striped Bass FLY ROD - Caught & Released from Boat (inches):
Striped Bass FLY ROD - Caught & Released from Shoreline (inches):
Bonito/False Albacore FLY ROD (inches):
Fluke FLY ROD (inches):
Bluefish FLY ROD (inches):

Freshwater Species

Salmon FLY ROD (inches):
Trout - Local FLY ROD (inches): Scott Havner 12.25"

Scott Havner 11″

Smallmouth Bass FLY ROD (inches):
Largemouth Bass FLY ROD (inches): Scott Havner 15.75
Carp FLY ROD (inches):Scott Havner 20.5"


Special Rules for Striped Bass

1. We now have 4 Catch & Release Categoriesfor Striped Bass. Reported in inches.

2. We have eliminated the “Kept from shore and boat” categories.

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

4. You must report if you caught and released your striped bass entry from a boat or shoreline and if caught by fly rod.

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.