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Mission Statement

The Hudson River Fishermen’s Association is a group of recreational fishermen who make active use of the N.Y. Bight and the surrounding water system and are concerned with the present and future state of these fisheries. Our objectives are to encourage the responsible use of aquatic resources and protection of habitat. We assist where possible in efforts to abate pollution and promote sportfishing and the management of that recreation. We are a IRS recognized nonprofit 501c3 organization . All donations are welcome and maybe tax deductible.

HRFA Meeting Schedule

HRFA meetings are held at 7:30 PM
at the Ridgefield Park Elks #1506 
located at Spruce Street and Cedar
Avenue in Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660.

Recent Posts

2019 Stripper Derby Results


Important Information

2019 NJ Fishing Regulations

NJ Fluke Regulation Changes

Political Contacts

Upcoming Event


3rd Annual Catfish Chaos Derby 

Saturday August 17, 2019

Starts 12:01am & Ends 3:00pm

 Catfish Chaos Derby 2019 to be held on August 17, 2019 from 12:01am til 3:00pm. The weigh station (locations below) as of now are where fish will be checked in according to length. There will be prizes awarded at each weigh station for 1st,2nd, and 3rd place for adult and youth division. Additional prizes awarded at each weigh station the day of the Derby. And overall tournament winners for 1st,2nd, and 3rd place for adult and youth division. 


HRFA News Letters

Keep updated and stay informed with the Official Newsletter of the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association.

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