The Fish Hawk's Saltwater Anglers Club's charter was established on April 6, 1977. The common goal was to form social fishing club, dedicated to good sportsmanship, preservation of the marine environment, and safeguarding our natural resources. Each year since, our membership has increased and the Club is now one of the largest and most active fishing clubs in New Jersey, with approx. 140 members, devoted primarily to fishing for a variety of saltwater species. Expertise of members ranges from novice to expert, from fishing, crabbing, and clamming in the backwaters of Barnegat Bay, to the canyons ninety miles offshore.
Meetings are held at 7:30 P.M. on the first Thursday of each month at the Lacey Elks Lodge, 900 Beach Blvd, Forked River, N.J., guests are welcome. The agenda usually includes an informative guest speaker and/or video presentation.
We have a variety of Social Events including our Annual Awards Banquet at the Captains Inn, a family style picnic and a members only pizza and beer meeting.
We hold a Youth Fishing Seminar each year where we teach young people different aspects of fishing such as; Casting, Water Safety, and fish id. The children that attend are from Military Families stationed at the Joint Bases, McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst.
We participate in Operation Hook It where we take at-risk Vets out for a day of fishing at no charge to the Vet. Upon returning to the dock we supply the Vets with a lunch sponsored by the Gold Star Mothers Department of N.J.
For members, we have a Monthly Fishing contest which runs from April to December, a Ladies only Fluke Tournament and several member fishing trips each year for various species including, Fluke, Sea Bass and Blackfish. Members can also call other club members for assistance out on the water or for fishing reports on the Club VHF radio channel #19.
We have a monthly newsletter that is either mailed to your home or emailed. The newsletter includes information on current legislation, discounts from advertisers, Presidents message and the "Hawk" which focuses on club activities and fishing regulations.
We also sponsor an Annual Fishing Flea Market in March.
Click here for the Become a Member Page. There is an application and a document that further explains all the benefits of becoming a Member.
Club Officers/Board of Directors
President: Karl Dahl
Vice President: David Bye
Secretary: George Royston
Treasurer: Mickey Sherry
CFO: Tony Guadagnino
Board Of Directors:
Bob "Whitey" Dunlap
Club Committee Chairpersons:
Advertising - Angela Hamilton
Banquet - David Bye
Bay Tournament - Whitey Dunlap and Bob Merkle
Fair Share - Tony Guadagnino and Bob Mauro
Fishing Contest - Kenn and Valerie Seefelt
Fishing Trips - Whitey Dunlap and Bob Merkle
Flea Market - Richard Leahy
Good & Welfare - Marilyn Dahl
JCAA Representative - Bill Browne
New Membership - Ken Rylak
Newsletter - Bob Merkle
Nominating Committee - Bob Merkle
Picnic - Cy & Tony Guadagnino
Political Advocate - Mickey Sherry
Rod & Reel - Paul Schell
Speakers Program - Bill Browne
Web Master – David Bye
Youth Fishing Seminar - Vacant