Long Island Beach Buggy Association
                           "Keepers of the Beach"

*Since 1958*    * Conservation * Ecology * Beach Access * 

Returning in 2023 - The Larry Carlucci Memorial Fish of the Month Contest


May - Bluefish - 

June - Striped Bass -  

July -  Weakfish - 

August - Fluke - 

September -  Ablie - 

The Larry Carlucci Memorial

Fish of the Month Contest

In this contest prizes will be awarded to the surf fisherman who catches the largest fish of the species of the month.  This contest will run from May through September.  All fish for this monthly contest must be legal fish, as per NY State regulations, surf caught, and witnessed by another LIBBA member or at a tackle shop.

A prize for the largest fish, by weight, entered each month will be awarded as follows:

May 1- 31                Bluefish

June 1-30                Striped Bass

July 1-31                  Weakfish

August 1-31             Fluke

September 1-30       Albies

1.    To enter a fish you MUST be current, dues paid LIBBA member at the time that you catch the fish. 

2.   The person who witnesses your entry MUST be a current LIBBA member, or a tackle shop employee.

3. To encourage catch and release, released fish may be entered. Remember the weigh-in must be witnessed by another angler.  You must provide a phone number and email address for you witness. Non LIBBA members will be contacted to verify your catch.

4.   All entries must be on a LIBBA WEIGHT SLIP and filled out completely. Your name and LIBBA # and the name and LIBBA # of the person witnessing the fish must be clearly legible. A tackle shop weigh-in or a NY Surf Fishing Contest participants club certified scale must be used. On tackle shop weigh-ins, your weight slip must be stamped or signed by the proprietor.

a.     You may also enter your fish directly at


    b.    Use the QR code on the LIBBA website,

    c.     Submit your weight slips as a photo, or scanned, and emailed it to 


    or text to 516.859.5266 

      5.    All entries for this contest must be received by the tenth (10th) day of the following month. (IE. June 10 bluefish, July 10 striped bass, etc)

      6.    To encourage catch and release, released fish may be entered. Remember the weigh-in must be witnessed by another LIBBA member.

      7.    A fish entered must be ½ pound or heavier to replace an existing prize contender.  An entry not greater than ½ pound heavier shall be deemed a tie.

      8.    In the event of a tie, the entry submitted first will be designated the higher place finish.

      9.    This is a SURF FISHING CONTEST No boat, bridge, or body trolling (skishing) caught fish allowed. You MUST cast (unless you are physically incapable), fight and land the fish yourself while standing on good old terra-firma (yes, rocks are OK).

      10.    All striped bass, bluefish and weakfish entered in this contest will automatically be entered into the Ken Karwick Memorial Surf Fishing contest.

      11. The LIBBA Fishing Contest Chairman reserves the right to be solely responsible for judging.

      12. In case of disputed entries, the LIBBA Board of Directors reserves the right to disqualify entries.

      13. LIBBA is not responsible for entries not received or lost in the mail.

      14. There will be NO exceptions to these rules.

        Winning anglers will be awarded their prizes at the LIBBA Annual Meeting.

        Best of luck to all for a great fishing season!

        If you have questions, please contact me at AlScardino@ymail.com

        Al Scardino
        Fishing Contest Chairman

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