What is Fishing For a Cause®?
Fishing For a Cause® has the honor of being the first annual recreational saltwater fishing tournament in New Bedford, MA; the number one commercial fishing port in the United States. This Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Fluke catch-and-release tournament, now in its third year, is anchored at Pope’s Island Marina with fishing grounds from Cape Cod Bay to Block Island. Fishing For a Cause® is organized by and for the benefit of the Schwartz Center for Children. The Schwartz Center is a not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive medical and educational services for children with special needs.
Interested anglers can register their own boat or join the Corporate / Team Challenge, whereby corporate / community anglers form a team and participate in an all-inclusive fishing charter. Trophies, prizes and bragging rights are all up for grabs, but more importantly, participation supports the mission of Schwartz Center for Children; helping children achieve their greatest potential. Landlubbers can also attend the Seaside Dinner with the purchase of a ticket. Click HERE for the 2013 program book
The generosity of the community has enabled the Schwartz Center to bring hope, inspiration, and comfort to Southeastern Massachusetts children and families for over 60 years. Click HERE to view a short video about the Schwartz Center.
2013 Fishing For a Cause® Winners!
Mr. Jay Stoebel topped the charts with the largest striped bass and largest fluke, while Mr. Jay Lanagan hooked the biggest bluefish of the day. Capt. David Cameron and Capt. Robert Rabiner took second and third place in the striped bass category, with a 39-inch and a 38.5-inch fish, respectively. Dr. Joanne Cameron caught a 27-inch bluefish, followed by Mr. David Ralston's 25-incher. Dr. JP Van Regenmorter caught the second biggest fluke at 20-inches, tying with Capt. Matthew Philips. Congratulations to the winners!
2014 Fishing For A Cause® details coming soon!