Officers include (Term – 1
year):President, Fist and Second
Vice Presidents, a Recording Secretary, a Financial Secretary and a
Board of Directors include
(Term – 2 years): Five directors and a chairman
The rules contained in Roberts
Rules of Order (Revised)
meetings of the club are held on the fourth Thursday of January, February,
March, April, May, June, September, October and December.Exceptions to this rule may occur based
on holidays, school schedules, etc. and shall be voted upon at the January
Board of Directors meetings are
held on the third Wednesday preceding the regular club meeting.
Henrietta Acampora Cottage
(Blue Point Cottage), 39
Montauk Highway, Blue Point
Meetings start at sharp and usually end
Club dues are due January 1st
each year.A member who has not
paid his/her dues on or before the April meeting of each year will
automatically become a member not in good standing.
must attend at least two (2) meetings during the current year to be
eligible for an annual prize or prizes.
“Ladies Night” in November is
considered a regular meeting
The current dues for the club
are as follows:Adult Member ($60),
Senior Member ($45), Spouse of Adult Member ($40), Junior Member ($25)
Junior members must be 18 or
younger.Senior members must be 65
Although not officially
included in the yearly dues, each member is required to buy or sell at
least two (2) 150 club tickets ($10/each).The tickets are distributed as soon as dues start to be collected
in January.Drawings for first
place ($50) and second place ($25) prizes begin in March/April.
Rules (Please refer to PFC Constitution and By-Laws for details)
Fish must be weighed on a
Contestants must conform to all
local, State and Federal laws in taking of his/her fish.
Weigh slips must either be
Patchogue Fishing Club
P.O. Box 808
Patchogue, NY 11772
postmarked not later than (10) days
after capture of the fish.
or delivered to the
Weigh Master of the Patchogue
received by the Weigh Master not
later than (10) days after capture of the fish.
Annual prizes are awarded for
the following fish categories (1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Place):Striped Bass (Boat/Surf),
Bluefish (Boat/Surf), Weakfish (Boat/Surf), Fluke, Cod/Pollack, Blackfish,
Flounder, Tuna, Porgy, Sea Bass, Trout, Bass, and Pickerel
(Fish-of-the-Month) are awarded to both adult and junior members weighing in
the largest fish of any species listed above ($30 gift certificate for
adult members and $10 gift certificate for junior members)
are permanent challenge trophies belonging to the PFC and must be returned each
year by the current holder.The winner’s
name will be inscribed on each trophy and handed out at the annual dinner
Trophies ......................................................... Awarded
Kalivas Bowl.................................................... Most
McGarvey Bowl................................................ Most
August Dietz Memorial Trophy.......................... Largest
Past Presidents Trophy.................................... Largest
Sport Fish of the Year as defined in Section 13D of the Constitution
Victor Yannacone Memorial Trophy................... Largest Bluefish
Sol Levine Memorial Trophy.............................. Largest
Carl Dippel Memorial Trophy............................. Service
50th Anniversary Trophy..................................... Largest
Combined Weight-Striped Bass, Bluefish and Weakfish
Committees (you are encouraged to
participate in any of the following committees)
OutdoorIndoorNew York Surf
Good & WelfarePublicityDinner DancePicnic
tries to have at least 8 tournaments a year.The following is a listing of different types of tournaments.
Blackfish*Surf (2-3 per year)*Snapper Derby*Sea
* Indicates that tournament is held every year
Surf fish must be caught from
L.I. shores.Boat fish must be
caught from boats launched from and returned to L.I. ports without making
Annual Dinner Dance
(February/March) – A time to celebrate the “Fishing Year”.It is always a night filled with music,
dancing, prizes, trophies, plaques, great food, drinks and company.
George Dietz Annual PFC Picnic
(July) – A
great day for family and friends of PFC members.Casting competition for members in the
morning.Afternoon filled with
great food, drinks, BBQ/Salads/Ice cream, clam bake, games, prizes and
much, much more.
Ladies Night (First Friday in
- Dinner, Bingo, and a wonderful Chinese Auction are always on the agenda
as we celebrate a night with our ladies.
tries to organize several indoor activities throughout the year.Examples include:Speakers (e.g., Charter/Party Boat Captains),
Demonstrations (Knot tying, terminal tackle, rod building), Videos, Chinese
Auction (fishing gear).Club members are
encouraged to provide input to the indoor committee on any ideas for indoor
cases, a newsletter will be sent out to all club members during the months of
January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October,
November/December.The newsletter will
include information on various committees, tournament reminders; provide fish-of-the-month
winners, current standings, and any other important “need-to-know” information.
PFC has a website!It enhances our
abilities to access current standings, upcoming events, rules &
regulations, club records, weigh slips, and much, much more.Various fishing URL’s have been linked for
your browsing convenience and entertainment.We are always looking for new suggestions, a secret trick or the trade
and of course your favorite fishing story.
New York Surf Tournament
the PFC participates in the New York Surf Tournament (NYST).If you enjoy fishing off the surf please pay
close attention to the following general rules for this annual contest (more
details can be provided by the committee chairperson):
Species eligible for weigh in
are as follows:
Striped Bass – Minimum weigh
of 10 pounds
Bluefish – Minimum weight of 5
Weakfish – Minimum weight of 5
If you intend to weigh in your
fish with your own scale, it must be certified.The current certification by the scales
committee chairperson in the beginning of the season is good only through
July.Scale re-certifications can
be arranged at the annual picnic.
You may weigh in your fish by
using your own scale, as it may be necessary if you are in the middle of
the best fishing of your life!This enables you to release any fish you need to and continue
having fun.If your fish you have
caught is a possible contender for the largest of species, you must have
it witnessed by a member of the club, or weigh it in at a participating
tackle shop (i.e., J&J Sports).This will ensure the fishes validity.
When you are filling in a weigh
slip for the PFC, PLEASE
take the extra time to fill in the NYST weigh slip as well and send it
along with the clubs slip.
Any fish caught during the
month MUST have a weigh slip (NYSTweigh slip, not a PFC weigh slip) sent to the PFC NYST
committee chairperson before the 5th day of the next
month.For example:If you catch a fish in June, you must
have the weigh slip to the committee chairperson by July 5th.
Copies of the NYST weigh slip
are attached to this packet for your convenience.
You don’t have to keep the fish
to have it count (catch and release).You can still weigh the fish, release it, and still get points for
If you catch a fish out of
state, you can still have it count for the NYST.
one (1) example copy of the NYST weigh slip that must be submitted for points
to be counted.Please make copies of
this weigh slip for use during the calendar year.Thanks and GOOD LUCK!