June Meeting: Tuesday 6/16/15
Location: Snug Harbor Marina & Tackle (Rear deck of Al Conti's Tackle Shop)
Start time: around 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Topic: It's COOK-OUT TIME !!!! All the food, little necks, and soft drinks are free, BYOB. This is for members only.
This will be a good time to talk with fellow members to find out where all the fish are and kick back a little !!!
First fishing tourney of the season: (It's a catch & release tourney for striped bass !!)
RISAA 2015 Spring Surf Challenge
Starts: Friday June 12th @ 6:00 p.m. Ends Sunday June 14th, @ 8:00 a.m. (All fish-pics must be at a weigh-in station by 8:00 a.m.). All club members can participate. Entry fees are paid for all.
- Fish caught will be validated by a PHOTO with a Measuring Tape in photo and the 2015 Tourney Badge
- Striped Bass will be measured LENGTH ONLY. No girth measurement will be taken.
- Once photo is taken , the photo will be taken to a bait shop(weigh in station) for validation and slip filled out by
weigh in station.
- ANY SIZE FISH MAY BE ENTERED.
- May be kept and brought to a weigh in station for validation.
-- Teams will submit their TOP THREE LENGHTS for Striped Bass to determine the winner.
-- Top Striped Bass award will be greatest length. In the event of a tie, the first fish validated will be the winner.
-- Top Bluefish will be highest weight.
Note: The official Tourney "BADGE" will be available at the weigh-in stations on Friday, 6/12/15. Award ceremony and raffle will be at 9:00 a.m.. Breakfast will be available at Snug Harbor for $10. Going to be similar to buffet style breakfast. IF WE CAN GET HEAD COUNT FOR HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ATTENDING BREAKFAST ASAP THAT WILL BE BIG HELP. This years raffle will be very good as we have many donations from many people.
The tournament badge will be emailed Friday morning to these emails as well as be available for pick up at the official weigh in stations Friday.
I look forward to seeing you all next weekend. Any questions, don't hesitate to call me at 401-439-7999 or my email is Kevin.Robishaw@yahoo.com
May Meeting: Tuesday 5/19/15 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. meeting starts 7:00 p.m.
Topic: Hook, Line, and Sinker Night (Tackle swap & sale)
This is a good night to bring in fishing tackle that you want to sell, trade, or give away to fellow members. There will be "deals" for the buyers !!!
The Surfcasters’ season long tournament is underway having begun April 1st and running through November 30th with one important change from previous years. In keeping with the effort to conserve striped bass, members voted overwhelmingly at the April meeting to make this year’s tournament catch and release. For the most part other rules remain in place: the fish must be 28” or larger and caught from the surf in Rhode Island, including Block Island.
Obviously, the one significant change is that the length of the fish, not its weight, will determine one’s rank in the tournament. Therefore, there are three items you’ll need in your possession: a ruler or tape measure, a camera or phone to take a picture of your catch, and an ID card, which will be ready for distribution soon. Fish will be measured from the mouth to the tip of the tail, keeping the measuring device as fast as possible.
Your entry photo(s) and affidavit should be submitted as soon as possible to George Hunold, chairman of the tournament committee, or brought to the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Narragansett Surfcasters. Ties are possible, and any disputes will be resolved by the Board. Blue fish will still be weighed in at a local bait and tackle shop.
Kid's Fishing Day & Derby: Will be Saturday, May 30th, at the Carolina Trout Hatchery, 9:00 a.m. START.
If you plan on attending, let us know soon....
Where: Carolina Trout Hatchery
Time: 9:00a.m. till about noon
Prizes and food !!!!!
Open to MEMBERS and their guests only. This is NOT open to the public. This is always a fun day for the little ones. Bring a camera !!!
Directions: 138 West to 112 South, 2 miles on 112, right onto Old Richmond Townhouse Rd. The 1st driveway on right is the entrance to the Carolina Trout Hatchery. Keep following the road until you see cars and club members.
We need a head count for kids and adults (this is a must for prizes and food). Respond to the forum topic or call Cliff at 401-207-2050 or Ron at 401-480-8955. Give your name, phone number, # number of kids & ages, and # number of adults attending. Adults bring a beach chair !!!
ALSO: WE COULD USE some volunteers to help weighing fish, untangling lines, cooking, etc. Please let us know.
The "Big Raffle" / $450 prize: Tickets are still available for this great prize. Tickets are $10 each and you can buy as many as you like. We need to sell about (20) more tickets to have the raffle. If we sell enough at the May meeting we'll have the raffle that night.