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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:


Scheduled Meetings....

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 year.
  • 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 Montauk famous.
  • 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! 

Seasonal Tournaments...

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.


Conservation...

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!

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