upComing events


∗∗∗  Christmas Banquet  ∗∗∗

The Christmas Banquet will be held on Thursday, December 20th at 6 PM in the Spain Restaurant’s upstairs banquet room.

Tickets are $30.

Please note that the 20th is a Thursday, a departure from our usual Tuesday events.   The Banquet is held in place of our regular monthly meeting and is a members-only event. 

Those who attended last year know what a  great venue the Spain Restaurant is as well as the excellent quality of their food.  So don’t miss out and get your dues paid!

Members in good standing can buy their tickets at the November meeting.  Do that and you’ll also be able to get in on the amazing raffle we always have!


January Meeting

We kick off the new year with a bang by announcing that Charley Soares will present his 50-year collection of pictures and information on bass stands.

If you read Charley’s recent article entitled, Bass Stands, in On The Water magazine, you know this will be an exciting and informative lecture.  Charley will come equipped with dozens of pictures and drawings depicting the old bass stands that were erected in the past to give fishermen better access to their striped bass fishing grounds.  Some of those artifacts still exist in our area today.

The presentation will take about 80 minutes and Charley promises to answer all the questions put before him

You do not want to miss this one!


Contact Rich at 401 742-9888 to purchase a Banquet ticket or to lend a hand on any of these events.




 Narragansett Surfcasters News

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 It is with heavy hearts that we must pass along the sad news that Jim Gallagher passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December, 2018.  Jim was a long-time member and Officer of the Narragansett Surfcasters Club and will be missed by all those who knew him.  Jim’s Obituary is here.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am on Friday, December 7, 2018 in Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Road, Kingston.  Burial with Military Honors will follow in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

Visiting hours are Thursday from 5-8 pm in the FAGAN-QUINN Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown.  Kindly omit flowers. 

Memorial contributions to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904, Christ The King Church, 80 Old North Road, Kingston, RI 02881, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893 Memphis, TN 38101-9950 will be appreciated.


November Meeting: 11/20/18

Craig Cantelmo of Van Staal was our guest speaker at this month’s meeting.  Craig gave us an engaging overview of Van Staal’s history, its machining and production prowess, and the evolution of the warranty policy it’s known for today.  Craig also relayed how the company has used striped bass biomass stock estimates to guide the development of its line of small, lightweight reels.

The election of Club Officers was held after the presentation.  Results are here.

Christmas Banquet tickets are now on sale for $30.  The event will take place at the Spain Restaurant on December 20th at 6 PM.  Members wishing to attend should contact Rich to ensure a spot ASAP.  December’s Banquet will again feature Spain’s exemplary buffet and a stellar line-up of raffle items.  Don’t miss out on this one!

October Meeting: 10/16/18

Our October meeting featured Surfcasters member Tommy Maguire who entertained us with a humorous and informative seminar on fishing from shore around Block Island. 

Members should note that their annual dues can be paid in-person at the November meeting.

September Meeting: 9/18/18
September kicked off our Fall season of speakers with Chris Parisi sharing his views and deep experience fishing for false albacore on the eastern seaboard.  Chris also brought his gear and surf bag to give everyone a chance to see and touch the equipment he uses in his pursuits.

 Summer Cookouts

Be sure to visit our Cookout photo galleries.

Kid’s Fishing Day

Our annual Kid’s Fishing Day was held on Saturday, May 19th.

See photos in the Member Area.

Awards Banquet

April Awards Dinner photos are posted in the Member Area.

Hats off to Cliff Richer for organizing such a wonderful event, gathering the many, many raffle goodies, and keeping track of the million little details that benefit our Club in every way.

March Meeting: 3/20/18

Representatives of the Department of Environmental Management gave presentations on the APAIS program, an overview of the department’s enforcement program, and an update on striped bass from an ASMFC committee member.  This was an informative session that gave insight into the DEM officers and access point interviewers we encounter along our shores. 

February Meeting: 2/20/18
Our February meeting broke from the usual seminar format as several fly tying experts demonstrated some basic tying techniques in a casual setting where Club members could walk around and watch various types of ties being made.
5th Annual Surf Day New & Used Tackle Sale
Our Annual Surf Day Tackle Sale was held on Saturday Feb. 10th.
Thirty vendor tables were loaded with new and used gear.  On hand were local plug builders, rod builders, a reel repair expert, an antique plug display, tons of tackle, and plenty of great home-cooked food.
It’s a great place to “up your gear” at a fraction of the cost.  What better way to spend a cold Saturday in February than with tons of fishing gear, guys talking striper fishing, and great food.
So mark your calendars for next February’s big event and come on down to get those great deals you just can’t pass up.

January Meeting: 1/16/18
Our January meeting featured Steve Yang, a local striped bass fishing expert who has plied our waters most of his life.
Steve presented an informative and technical seminar on the optimal times and tide to fish for stripers and other species of fish.  He demonstrated how to use the published tide tables to our advantage and how to “read between the lines” on the tables.  His was a great seminar.

December meeting: Tuesday, 12/19/17
Time: Party starts at 6:00-ish 
Location: The Spain Restaurant, 1144 Ocean Rd, Narragansett 02882
Annual Holiday Banquet
We’re having a buffet style meal along with our “HUGE” raffle of surf gear!
Tickets are $25.  Last day to reserve a ticket is Tuesday Dec 12th.  Spread the
holiday cheer with Club members.  Swap some stories of “.. the big one that got away!” 
Don’t miss this fun event, it’s always a great time! 

Get Your Ticket: Call 401-207-2050 or email cricher7702@gmail.com to reserve a ticket.


Holiday Gift Cards for The Needy :  Last week Club member Mike Rogers dropped off our
gift card donations to South County Community Action and Narragansett Housing. They were 
extremely appreciative for our donations and wished us a Very Happy Holiday season.
Two very special thanks go out to:
Club member John McDuff for donating (another!) surf rod for our November meeting raffle
and to Peter Jenkins, owner of Saltwater Edge Tackle Shop, who donated his Guest Speaker fee from our November meeting.
Both asked that the donations be put towards the “Needy Gift Cards”.  These are two very special fishermen!  Many thanks from all of us.