|The Bergen Bassmasters was formed in 1986 and has since grown into one of the most respected bass fishing clubs in the state of New Jersey. The club was affiliated with the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) until 2006 when the NJ Bass Federation opted to re-align with TBF, The Bass Federation, partnered up with the FLW organization.|
Founded on many basic principles, the club strives to reinforce the beliefs that we were founded on along with those of the TBF organization. The club involves itself with more than just fishing, keeping up to date with youth and environmental issues as well. Beginning in 1989, the club has held fishing derbies for both the local Cub Scouts and also for the handicapped. The annual "Outing for the Disabled" has won both State and National awards and the club has been selected as the NJ Bass Federation's Chapter of the Year a total of nine times. We also support our troops c/o the USO and have managed multiple benefit tournaments for the troops c/o the USO.
The Bergen Bassmasters is the largest Federation Chapter in New Jersey having 36 members and a waiting list for future members. Monthly meetings are held in Oradell on the third Thursday of each month except December. Club tournaments are held in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, fishing 7 qualifying events. The club sends its top finishers to the annual New Jersey Top Six Team Tournament. We also conduct numerous buddy tournaments, some open only to club members and observers but also conduct an Open Event Night Tournament each year for non-members.
Bergen members enjoy numerous benefits from the club. There are monthly meetings, an extensive website loaded with information that highlights club activities, tournament results, and other fishing related topics. Of course there are the regular club tournaments as well as casual buddy events and the 2-day weekend Classic which is sponsored by the club. The year wraps up with a Gala bash at the Awards Banquet where plaques are presented, a Chinese auction is held, funny stories are shared and a great time is had by all.
The Bergen Bassmasters is more than just a fishing club. It is an organization where bass anglers can meet new friends, learn new techniques, be aware of environmental issues, and give something back to those less fortunate. The club epitomizes what being a Bass Federation Chapter is all about.