Several tournaments are on tap for 2021 that will be run by Tournament Coordinator Michael Lynch. Feel free to contact Mike or his committee with any questions.
2021 Nelson Valles 4-Member Challenge
The annual Nelson Valles 4-Member Challenge concluded on Sunday, September 19 at 6 PM.
Thanks to the 24 members who took up the Challenge this year.
Custom-embroidered New Era ball caps were awarded to the species winning teams and the Challenge Champion Team 4. Cash prizes were also given to Team 4 due to its winning multiple categories.
The St. Croix Mojo Surf Rod was won by Joe McCoy of Team 4.
|Team||Member||Striped Bass||Bluefish||Albacore||Combined Length|
|25, 26, 27” = 78“||9“||none||36“|
|30, 30, 30, 32” = 122“|
|26, 27, 30” = 83“||8, 18 = 26“||none||48“|
|30, 30, 31, 31” = 122“|
|5, 20, 20.5” = 45.5“|
|25, 27, 31, 34” = 117“||none||none||34“|
|27, 27, 28” = 82“||22“||none||50“|
Andrea in the suds
Yearlong Tournament Leaderboard, Striped Bass
Yearlong Tournament Leaderboard, Bluefish
|Place||Angler||Weight, pounds, ounces|
|1||Mike Lynch||7 lbs, 5 oz.|
|2||Rich Heffernan||7 lbs, 4.8 oz.|
|Affidavits can be downloaded for printing and submission.|
Affidavits are below
Use Red token
Leaderboard posted soon
|Spring Run Classic||June 4, 6 PM|
June 13, 12 PM
|Results are posted above|
All RI waters from shore only
|RISAA Spring Surf Fishing Club Challenge||June 18, 6 PM|
June 20, 7 AM
All RI waters
2021 Team Champion – RIMS
|Nelson Valles Four-Member Challenge||September 10 6 PM through|
September 19 7 AM
|Teams are chosen at random and will be announced September 6th|
2020 Team Line-ups and Results
|RISAA Fall Surf Fishing Club Challenge||October 15, 6 PM|
October 17, 7 AM
Narrow River, Narragansett to Napatree Point, Westerly
2020 Team Champion – RIMS
|Fall Run Classic||October 1, 6 PM|
October 10, 12 PM
|All RI waters|
2021 Rules changes
New this year is the use of a poker chip that must be placed on or next to a fish before photographing it.
Tokens are available at Maridee’s Bait and Tackle, Quaker Lane Bait and Tackle, or a Tournament Committee Member.
New Bluefish Rules
Two options are acceptable:
- Weigh the fish at any official weigh station with a digital scale and obtain a signed receipt
- Catch & Release – use a digital type scale to weigh the fish and obtain a witness signature
Then, follow the directions on the affidavit for recording your catch
Fish measurement and photographing
All fish entered into tournaments are to be clearly measured and photographed and show the tournament token.
2021 Spring Run Classic Winners
Length, in inches
2020 Yearlong Tournament Champions
|Bluefish||Mike Lynch||7.54 pounds|
|Striped bass||Luke Znosko||39 inches|
2020 Fall Run Classic Winners
Length, in inches
|4||Glenn St. Germain||26.0|
|Honorable Mention||Chip Bowlby||24.0|