Awards Dinner

 2016 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

The Hi-Mar Striper Club will announce it’s annual award winners on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach -  Stay tuned !!

2015 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

 2015 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

The Hi-Mar Striper Club announced it’s annual award winners on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach.

Jeff Sutton- Angler of the Year

Jeff Sutton weighed the largest Striped Bass at 34.0 pounds

Steve Webber weighed the largest Winter Flounder at 2.2 pounds

Steve Webber had the Most Tagged and Released Striped Bass

Len Fantasia had the Largest Tagged and Released Striped Bass at 48.5″

Dan Brady and Jeff Sutton shared the honors as Sportsperson of the Year

Steve Machalaba received a special “Mr Hi-Mar” award for his many services to the club and its projects.

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Gene Graman

 

2014 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

2014 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

The Hi-Mar Striper Club announced it’s annual award winners on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach.

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Joe Tomaszewski- Angler of the Year

Jeff Sutton weighed the largest Striped Bass at 41.8 pounds

Ed Aras boated a doormat fluke of 11.28 pounds

Jake Campi had a trophy 11.2-pound blackfish

Joe Luther won in sea bass at 2.75 pounds.

Steve Machalaba was honored as Sportsperson of the Year

Tony Santoro received a special Hi-Mar Above and Beyond award for his many services to the club and its projects.

It was also announced that a Lifetime Achievement Award had been brought to Bob and Pat Kamienski before Bob succumbed recently to brain cancer. He had been in the forefront of running the tournaments and obtaining publicity for many years. It will take many members to replace him.

2013 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

2013 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

The Hi-Mar Striper Club announced it’s annual award winners on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands.

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2013 Angler of the Year: Tim Behany

Largest Striped Bass: Ryan Taffet  25.0 lbs

Largest Fluke: Joe Tomaszewski 5.9 lbs

Largest Bluefish: Tim Behany  15.9 lbs

Largest Blackfish: Tim Behany 11.5 lbs

Largest Cod: Joe Tomaszewski  20.0 lbs

Largest Tagged & Released Striped Bass: Tony Santoro 

Most Tagged & released Striped Bass: Len Fantasia

2012 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

2012 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

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Published: Monday, March 05, 2012, 10:44 AM By Al Ristori The Star-Ledger

Tim Behany won the Angler of the Year placque at Sunday’s Hi-Mar Striper Club Awards Dinner held in the Channel Club at Monmouth Beach. That award is based on points derived from weigh-ins of the species eligible, and Behany managed to win three of them with a 27.17-pound striper, an 11.8-pound bluefish, and a 1.67-pound winter flounder. Greg Vongas had the largest fluke at 9.01 pounds; Jim Curcio led in blackfish with an 8-pounder; Andy Knouse  weighed a 5.2-pound sea bass; and Joe Tomaszewski boated a 23-pound cod.  Stephen Machalaba recorded the largest tagged and released striper with a 44-incher, while Alan Beneroff once again claimed honors for the most tagged and released stripers.

A good crowd turned out to enjoy an outstanding buffet dinner at the beautiful facility overlooking Shrewsbury River. Bruce Smith, of the JCAA, won the most unique door prize — a grapple anchor hand-crafted and rigged with chain by Gene Graman, the dinner organizer who runs his That’s It out of Twin Lights Marina in Highlands

2011 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

2011 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

The Hi-Mar Striper Club held its annual awards dinner for the 2011 season at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach, NJ. During the dinner we presented awards to the following for their outstanding catches during the 2011 season and individual efforts to support the Hi-Mar Club. Click any Angler’s thumbnail picture to see the entire photo gallery.

Hi-Mar Striper Club 2011 Season Awards Winners

ANGLER OF THE YEAR 2011 TIM BEHANY Tim Behany
LARGEST STRIPED BASS TIM BEHANY 27.1lbs Tim Behany
LARGEST BLACKFISH JIM CURCIO 8.0lbs Jm Curcio
LARGEST COD JOE TOMASZEWSKI 23.0lbs Joe Tomaszewski
LARGEST BLUEFISH TIM BEHANY 11.8lbs Tim Behany- Bluefish
LARGEST SEA BASS ANDY KNOUSE 5.3lbs Andy Knouse
LARGEST WINTER FLOUNDER TIM BEHANY 1.6lbs Tim Behany- Flounder
LARGEST FLUKE GREG VONGAS 9.0lbs

TAGGED & RELEASED STRIPED BASS

LARGEST TAGGED STRIPED BASS STEVE MACHALABA  44 in Steve Machalaba
MOST TAGGED STRIPED BASS ALAN BENEROFF
SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR HI-MAR MEMBERS

2010 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

2010 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

The Hi-Mar Striper Club held its annual awards dinner for the 2010 season at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach, NJ. During the dinner we presented awards to the following for their outstanding catches during the 2010 season and individual efforts to support the Hi-Mar Club. Click any Angler’s thumbnail picture to see the entire photo gallery.

Hi-Mar Strip Club 2010 Season Awards Winners

  ANGLER OF THE YEAR 2010  HAROLD SMITH img_2483
 SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR  DAN BRADY img_2511
 LARGEST STRIPED BASS  HAROLD SMITH 52.10lbs img_2483
 2ND LARGEST STRIPED BASS  JR SANTOS 50.60lbs img_2485
 LARGEST WINTER FLOUNDER  JIM CURCIO 2.58lbs img_2486
 LARGEST COD  JIM CURCIO 4.60lbs img_2486
 LARGEST FLUKE  HAROLD SMITH 6.6lbs img_2483
 LARGEST BLUEFISH  JIM CURCIO 12.75lbs img_2486
 LARGEST BLACKFISH  TIM BEHANY 12.02lbs img_2491
 LARGEST SEA BASS  HAROLD SMITH 2.25lbs img_2483

TAGGED & RELEASED STRIPED BASS

 LARGEST TAGGED STRIPED BASS  HAROLD SMITH  52.10lbs
48.25in
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 MOST TAGGED STRIPED BASS  ALAN BENEROFF 28 img_2498

2009 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

The Hi-Mar Striper Club held its annual awards dinner for the 2009 season at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach, NJ. During the dinner we presented awards to the following for their outstanding catches during the 2009 season and individual efforts to support the Hi-Mar Club. Click any Angler’s thumbnail picture to see the entire photo gallery.

Angler of the Year: Greg Vongas
Largest Striped Bass: Brian Rice 40.0lbs
Largest Bluefish: Gene Graman 12.0lbs
Largest Fluke: Greg Vongas 10.2lbs
Largest Blackfish: Billy Rowan 9.8lbs
Largest Winter Flounder: Greg Vongas 2.3lbs
Tagged & Released Striped Bass
Most tagged Striped Bass: Capt Alan Beneroff
Larget Tagged/Released Striped Bass: Greg Vongas (Caught on Alan Beneroff’s NETKEEPER)
Sportsman of the Year: Bob Kamienski

 

2009 Awards Dinner Gallery - Brian Rice 2009 Awards Dinner Gallery - Gene Graman 2009 Awards Dinner Gallery - Bill Rowan
2009 Awards Dinner Gallery - Alan Beneroff 2009 Awards Dinner Gallery - Bob Kamienski 2009 Awards Dinner Gallery - Greg Vongas
2009 Awards Dinner Gallery - Group 2009 Awards Dinner Gallery - 2009 Awards Dinner Gallery - Greg Vongas / Capt Alan Beneroff - Largest tagged Striper caught on NetKeeper All Hi-Mar 2009 Awards Dinner Photos

2008 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

The Hi-Mar Striper Club held its annual awards dinner for the 2008 season at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach, NJ. Capt. Billy Boardman got a standing ovation upon receiving the Humanitarian Award for saving anglers from a sinking vessel in Hudson Canyon. During the dinner we presented awards to the following for their outstanding catches during the 2008 season and individual efforts to support the Hi-Mar Club. Click any Angler’s thumbnail picture to see the entire photo gallery.

Angler of the Year:  Steve Pagidas
Largest Striped Bass: Gene Graman 49.5lbs
Largest Bluefish: Gene Graman 14lbs
Largest Fluke: Barry Heffernan  12.75lbs
Largest Blackfish: Billy Rowan 11.96lbs
Largest Flounder: Charles Grazioso 2.5lbs
Tagged & Released Striped Bass
Most tagged Striped Bass: Capt Alan Beneroff
Humanitarian Award: Capt Billy Boardman
Sportsman of the Year: Mike McLean
Mark Stancik

 

 

2008 Awards Dinner Gallery - Capt Billy Boardman 2008 Awards Dinner Gallery - Steve Pagidas 2008 Awards Dinner Gallery - Gene Graman
2008 Awards Dinner Gallery - Barry Heffernan 2008 Awards Dinner Gallery - Charles Grazioso 2008 Awards Dinner Gallery - Alan Beneroff
2008 Awards Dinner Gallery - Mike Mclean

2007 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

The Hi-Mar Striper Club held its annual awards dinner for the 2007 season at The Salt Creek Grille in Rumson NJ. During the dinner we presented awards to the following for their outstanding catches during the 2007 season and individual efforts to support the Hi-Mar Club. Click any Angler’s thumbnail picture to see the entire photo gallery.

Angler of the Year: Carl Piccolo
Largest Striped Bass: Billy Rowan 40lbs
Largest Bluefish: Alan Beneroff  11.56lbs
Largest Fluke: Tony Santoro 12.6lbs
Largest Blackfish: Carl Piccolo 5.1lbs
Largest Weakfish: Carl Piccolo 12.26lbs
Largest Flounder: Carl Piccolo 3.14lbs
Tagged & Released Striped Bass
Most tagged Striped Bass (recreational): Capt Alan Beneroff
Most tagged Striped Bass (charter): Capt Jerry Beaver
Largest tagged Striped Bass: Len Fantasia, 40pds/40in
Humanitarian Award: Capt Billy Boardman
Sportsperson of the Year: Pat Kamienski
Sportsman of the Year: Ron McClelland

2007 Awards Dinner Gallery - Carl Piccolo 2007 Awards Dinner Gallery - Billy Rowan 2007 Awards Dinner Gallery - Alan Beneroff
2007 Awards Dinner Gallery - Tony Santoro 2007 Awards Dinner Gallery - Jerry Beaver 2007 Awards Dinner Gallery - Len Fantasia
2007 Awards Dinner Gallery - Pat Kamienski 2007 Awards Dinner Gallery - Ron McClelland

2005 Season Hi-Mar Striper Club Dinner

On Saturday March 4th, the Hi-Mar Club hosted their annual awards dinner along the Shrewsbury River’s shores at McLoones Rum Runner in Sea Bright, NJ.  During the dinner we presented awards to the following for their outstanding catches during the 2005 season and individual efforts to support the Hi-Mar Club.

Harold Smith, The winner of the Intra Club Tournament and crowned Angler of the Year.
28lbs Bass, 4.2lbs Fluke, 15lb Bluefish, and 1.66lbs Flounder  Totaling  96.08 Points.

Sportsperson of the year is an award that is give to somebody who has done the most for the Hi-Mar Striper Club for the year.  Sportsperson of 2005 Year:  Ozzie Osvath
Jim Curcio
was awarded a special award for unselfishness from his success in raising funds for the club by selling flea market raffle tickets.

Angler of the Year:  Harold Smith
Largest Striped Bass:  Jimmy Vasi  38.5lbs
Largest Bluefish:  Harold Smith 15lbs
Largest Fluke:  Don Smaglio 7.03lbs
Largest Blackfish:  Steve Pagidas   7.56lbs
Largest Weakfish:  Pat Kamienski      5.18lbs
Largest Flounder:  Pat Kamienski       2.36lbs
Largest Albacore:   Gene Graman 9.75lbs
Tagged & Released Striped Bass
Most tagged Striped Bass:  Shawn Goode – 27
Largest tagged Striped Bass:  Harold Smith – 26lbs
Sportsperson of the Year:  Ozzie Osvath
Special Club Award:  Jim Curcio

 

 

 

2005 Awards Dinner - Howard Smith 2005 Awards Dinner - Pat Kamienski 2005 Awards Dinner - Gene Graman

 

2004 JCAA Awards Dinner

On Sunday, November 14th, JCAA held its annual Sportsperson-of-the-Year award dinner/dance at the beautiful Crystal Pt. Yacht Club in Pt. Pleasant.  This year’s honoree was Len Fantasia.  Len was nominated for this award by the Hi-Mar Striper Club and was elected by our member clubs at our general membership meeting in October.  Through Lenny’s efforts, out-of-state menhaden reduction boats were moved 1.2 miles offshore and eventually through Lenny’s efforts and the efforts of others these boats were removed from state waters altogether.  Anyone fishing for striped bass this year has Lenny to thank for the huge bass they are catching this year.

In addition to receiving a plaque from JCAA, Lenny was also presented with a letter from Senator Corzine which was read by a representative from the senator’s staff.

2004 JCAA Awards Dinner 2004 JCAA Awards Dinner
2004 JCAA Awards Dinner 2005 Awards Dinner - Gene Graman