First Wed of each Month
(except July & August)

7:30 pm

Springfield Yacht & Canoe Club
1210 River Road
Agawam, MA 01001


Notices are listed from most current to the oldest.

04.11.2017:  June 2017 RISAA Surf Club Challenge
The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association invites your club’s team to participate in the fourteenth annual spring Surf Fishing Club Challenge.  The Tournament will begin on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. and end on Sunday June 18, 2017 at 7:00 A.M. This is a Last Quarter Moon weekend with late High Tides. Each team enters their three largest striped bass and three largest bluefish weighed in to determine the Team Trophy winner. All fish must be caught from shore in Rhode Island waters only. There is a 36-inch minimum length for all striped bass entries.

The registration fee for this weekend, club tournament is $75.00. All checks should be made payable to the “Jonnycake Center” and mailed directly to RISAA-Surfcasters, 50 South West Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882. Please make sure that your club’s name/phone number is with the check. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to help fight hunger.
Awards will be held at the Snug Harbor Marina at 8:15 A.M. on Sunday, June 18. The Team Trophy Award and additional prizes for the Largest Striped Bass and the Largest Bluefish will be presented. We plan to have a tackle raffle at the ceremony. Winners of the prizes or a member of their club must be present to accept, if not they go in the raffle.
Please send in your registration fee by Friday, May 26, 2017. An advance email notice to me at informing me of your club’s participation would be appreciated. Any other donations that your club may wish to collect to benefit the Johnny Cake Center can be brought along and presented at the breakfast. More information on the tournament, including rules, weigh-in stations, etc. will be sent out shortly. Please present this invitation to your fishing club/organization. If any of the contact email addresses have changed please notify me.

Richie Reich
RISAA Surfcasters Committee
401-742-2020 cell,

08.09.2016:  Red Cliffe club summer get-together.  Saturday, August 13, noon, 90 Canal Street, South Hadley, Mass. This site is on the Connecticut River and is a beautiful area.  All members and guests are invited. Cook out starts at 12:00 PM. Menu: hamburgers, hot dogs, kielbasa dogs and all the fixings - potato salad , beans, corn on the cobb - desserts and beverage.  Our celebrity chefs will be Steve & Steve.  Setting up and clean up would be greatly appreciated.  Steve Andras will be donating a rod and reel.  There will be other prizes for the raffle table.
Please let Hutch or Ray know if you are planning on attending by Saturday August 6th.  Hutch (Chairman)  cell 413- 563-6060,  Ray 413-568-4759 or e-mail
06.03.2016:  RISSA Surf Fishing Club Challenge Invitation, Rules
08.30.2014:  RISAA Surf Fishing Club ChallengeInvitation, Rules, Contact Info.
04.08.2014:  May 2014 RISAA News Magazine Read more.... RISAA News Magazine
04.05.2014: Club Meeting night changed:  All Pioneer Valley Boat and Surf Club meetings will take place on the first Wednesday of the month starting on May 7, 2014. We had to make this change because parking would be at a minimum as Springfield Yacht and Canoe Club are scheduling cookouts on Tuesdays.  Please Mark your calendars.
03.26.2014:  RISAA Surf Fishing Club Challenge.  Invitation, Rules and Contact Info.

02.13.2014:  "The Broadcast" newsletter Read more...    The Broadcast

07.22.2013:  RI Chapter, Society of Multiple Sclerosis Thank You Note.  Read more....

05.03.2013:  RISAA 2013 Recreational Fishing Symposium thank you.  Read more....

02.13.2013:  Volunteers needed for 2013 Atlantic Salmon fry stockingRead more....

01.30.2013:  Recent letter from PVBSC to Gov. Deval Patrick in support of Partrick Paquette for MA Fishery Council representative.  Read more...