Hempstead Harbor Anglers Club is a not-for-profit organization
headquartered on the north shore of Long Island, New York. Four avid
fishermen from Glen Head and Glen Cove, New York founded the club in
Twelve members attended the historic first meeting.
Our intent was the formation of an organization that would promote the
joys of recreational fishing to the surrounding community and the
camaraderie of belonging to a club.
Conservation, sportsmanship, and community service were the ideals that
shaped the club charter.
The Club is a saltwater fishing club, We fish the western Long Island
Sound. Most of our members come from the Town of Oyster Bay area, but
membership is open to all. Junior members ( under 16 yrs. old ) are
welcome and can join for free.
The club meets at the Glen Head Community Center, located at
200 Glen Head Road Glen Head, NY 11545
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 pm
September through May, and 7:00 pm June through August. Our club’s weigh
station and other meeting place, Duffy’s Bait and Tackle,
is located at 58 Shore Road in Glenwood Landing. Duffy’s generously give
club members a discount.
The club holds numerous tournaments throughout the year, as well as a
yearlong competition for the largest fish by species. Members young and
old compete for bragging rights and trophies for the numerous contests.
Junior members compete in their own category.
Hempstead Harbor is our main base of operations. Our tournament
boundaries extend from the marine waters east of the Throgs Neck Bridge
to a line from Cranes Neck, NY. to Sheffield Island off Connecticut.
Most members captain their own boats and fish within the tournament
Boat ownership is not a prerequisite for membership.
The species of fish that the club targets are:
The Hempstead Harbor Anglers Club was founded on four principles:
1) The objective of this organization is to encourage a harmonious
atmosphere for our members so that relationships may flourish as we
enjoy our sport.
2) The club will also provide a harmonious atmosphere for our families
as well, by including them in our Social events.
3) The club will be open to all. Discrimination based on sex, race,
religion, or any other factor, will not be tolerated in our club. We
will provide open enrollment to all those interested in saltwater
fishing and adhering to the rules of the club.
4) The club will give back to the community. We will be active with
other local organizations and government as it pertains to our fishing
contests, conservation of our environment, and assisting in the
enforcement of local fishing management programs.