About the Club

Club Background

The Hi-Mar Striper Club is the premier Striped Bass fishing club in New Jersey.  Most of our members focus their fishing in the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook waters.  The club membership includes the areas best charter captains, family recreational fisherman, and individuals who want to make a difference in preserving our precious fishery for generations to come.

Throughout its almost forty years of existence, various Hi-Mar members were the innovators of several effective bass catching techniques with plugs and spoons.  Members of the club are also pioneers in developing such effective techniques as worming for bass, livelining bunker, chunking Flynn’s Knoll, light tackle angling for bass and nighttime plug trolling in the Sandy Hook Rips.

The club operates a fishing Flea Market and Spring & Fall Striped Bass fishing tournaments annually, utilizing the proceeds to fund it’s giving to charitable causes.

Hi-Mar’s Moral Standpoint

Hi-Mar is a member and proud supporter of the Jersey Coast Anglers Association (JCAA), New Jersey Outdoor Aliance (NJOA), American Littoral Society, Menhaden Defenders, Save the Summer Flounder Fishery Fund (SSFFF), NJ Reef Rescue and the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA).  Avoiding passive membership in these organizations, Hi-Mar members played an important roll in the Menhaden Project which helped bring public attention to the problem of over harvesting bunker by netters.  Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our members we have eliminated the bunker reduction boats from our waters.

Club Meetings

The Hi-Mar striper club meets the first Tuesday of the month at the VFW hall in Highlands (7:30 P.M.).  The meeting usually consists of a fishing seminar, a review of pending legislations, a review of environmental issues, a status report from various standing committees, who won the quarterly member contest for ten species, and best of all, there’s a series of fishing reports from several of the top striped bass anglers in the area.  The club membership includes some top notch local recreational and charter captains who are available to share a wealth of fishing knowledge at each meeting.

All captains are very open and eager to help other fellow members increase their catch with new methods and current “hot spots”.  New members don’t have to own a boat as they they can team up with a current member to help them learn the waters, determine where the local fish species reside, and finally, which methods work best.

Club Membership

If you would like additional information on the Hi-Mar Striped Bass Club, feel free to contact the membership director, membership@hi-mar.com. New members are welcomed

Directions to Meetings

The Highlands VFW is located at 331 Bay Avenue, Highlands, NJ 07732

From Hwy. 36 south, take the Linden Ave. Jughandle, Cross Hwy 36, Left at stop sign (Waterwitch Ave.), Left at stop sign (Bay Ave.),  Look for Highlands VFW on the left just after the park.

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