The Shark River Surf Anglers.........
Based in Belmar, NJ, SRSA is a saltwater fishing
club dedicated to the pursuit of striped bass, and good
times! A fully insured, not-for-profit organization,
we have enjoyed tremendous success the past few years
and have emerged as one of the premier fishing clubs
along the Jersey Coast. If you want to learn more about
fishing, make some great friends, and have lots of fun,
you've come to the right place!
Although our primary focus is
always on fishing, the club has a lot more to offer.
We hold a variety of great activities throughout the
year...here's a quick tour of the calendar:
We generally meet on the second Thursday of
each month at 8pm at the Taylor Pavillion on Ocean Avenue
(between 5th and 6th Avenue) in Belmar, except during
summer months that schedule can change based upon the
availability of the pavillion. Club business and activities
are the primary focus, but we always take the time to
socialize and discuss the latest fishing information..
Yearly Club Events...
- The year begins with our annual Awards
Banquet in March. A gala affair with fine dining and
camaraderie, it is our time to recognize and celebrate the
previous year's fishing acheivements. Trophies are presented
for the best catches, and our Top Gun and High Five winners
are recognized. Not to be missed!
- Each Spring we hold a
Kids Trout Tournament on opening day of NJ trout season.
With help from local businesses and independent sponsors,
we stock over 500 trophy size Rainbow, Golden and Tiger
Trout in Spring
Lake, NJ. On the day of the contest, we award prizes
to all children (15 and under) who catch a fish, with an
outstanding grand prize awarded for the biggest catch.
- During the Summer, we either take a family fishing
trip aboard a local party boat or at times we have
also gathered in Lakewood for a family style picnic
at a Blue
Claws Game. What better way to spend a summer
evening than being with family and friends... the
kids have a blast!
- Near the end of the Summer, we have our annual Club
Picnic at the Oak Tree Lodge...a day filled with fun
and entertainment for the whole family. Mini-golf, clowns,
face painting, swimming, horseshoes, chinese auction...and
of course, food...LOTS of great food. It gets better every
- In late September, we sponsor a camping trip to
Montauk, NY for four days of surf fishing. We reserve
a group of rooms at a couple of local motels and enjoy the
kind of comraderie and Striped Bass fishing that has made
- Each December, we enjoy a Holiday
Celebration open to members and their families at the
Taylor Pavillion. Attendees enjoy an informal buffet dinner
with food prepared and contributed by club members. This
is a great way to end the year!
Each year, we participate in the SPRING
and WINTER invitational club tournaments, where
each contest is sponsored by a surf club along the New
Jersey shore. In both events, the club weighing in
with the highest weight of the ten heaviest fish is
deemed the winner. We also participate in monthly intraclub
tournaments where the biggest fish wins. For the yearly
TOP GUN award, a scoring system allows our members to
earn points based on how they place in each contest.
At the end of the season, the member with the most points
is the winner. In the HIGH FIVE competition, each members
top five heaviest fish for the year are compared and
the person with the most weight wins.
Beyond these scheduled activities, we always try to
keep up with conservation issues and organize support
for rallies and legislative bills. If it affects us
and New Jersey fishing, we are concerned about it.
We have been a driving force behing the Save the Summer
Flounder Program as well as rallying for improved techniques
for docmenting the status of the coastal fisheries.
We think you will find SRSA to be a group of extremely talented
and knowledgeable fishermen, who are eager to share and educate.
We are always looking for new members...just stop by our next
meeting! Hope to see you there!
Contact us for more info