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The Schwartz Center for Children will hold its 4th annual Fishing For A Cause® recreational tournament on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, 2014, culminating with a celebratory awards dinner - catered by Pepper's Fine Catering - on Saturday night.  Lively music provided by Bellevue Cadillac.

Tournament related events take place at Pope’s Island Marina, 102 Pope’s Island, New Bedford, MA. Fishing grounds encompass Cape Cod Bay to Block Island and beyond. Click HERE for official tournament rules.

Fishing For a Cause® is a catch-and-release striped bass, bluefish and fluke tournament organized by and for the benefit of the Schwartz Center for Children, a non-profit organization that provides critical services for children with special developmental and medical needs throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.  

Register your boat at $250 per angler or join an all-inclusive fishing charter at $500 per angler (min. of 3 anglers required) with. Top prizes for the tournament include: $2,500 for striped bass, $1,000 for bluefish, and $750 for fluke. Anglers have the option of departing from and returning to their home port.

Tickets for the catered awards dinner on Saturday, June 21 – complimentary to registered anglers – can be purchased separately and start at $100 per person.

This event is made possible, in large part, due to the support of Clarke Distribution Corporation, New England’s official Sub-Zero, and Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen. 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. 

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!