Long Island Beach Buggy Association
                           "Keepers of the Beach"

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

LIBBA is pleased to announce that Causeway Bait & Tackle is the 2022 sponsor of the Children’s Division of the Ken Karwick Memorial Contest



With the start of the 2022 fishing season, LIBBA has announced their surf fishing contests for members.  

Returning for 2022 -The Larry Carlucci Memorial Fish of the Month Contest 

In this contest prizes will be awarded to the surf angler 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 – Bluefish 

June – Striped Bass 

July – Weakfish 

August – Fluke 

September – Albies 

The annual Ken Karwick Memorial Contest begins April 15th and runs through December 15th. Any striped bass, bluefish and weakfish caught during the season may be entered into this contest. This contest is also open to the children and grandchildren of LIBBA members. So, fish with the kids, and let them enter their catches. There are separate prize categories for children and youth. 

LIBBA’s 2ndAnnual Catch and Release Tournament will be held the weekend of June 4-6 at Robert Moses State Park (From the lighthouse west to the eastern side of Fire Island Inlet, including the bay side of the park.)  Prizes will be awarded for the largest three striped bass and bluefish entered in this contest. All entries must be witnessed by another LIBBA member. Further details will be provided to LIBBA members in May.  

LIBBA will also be hosting a Face Book family fun contest Labor Day weekend. Prizes will be awarded for the largest striped bass and bluefish, and for the catch that gets the most “likes” on Face Book. Join in the fun for the last weekend of the summer! 

The long-standing Montauk Derby and South Shore Derbywill be held on the weekends concurrent with the NY State/LI Fisherman Montauk Classic Sept 30-Oct 2 and South Shore Classic Oct 28-30.  

In conjunction with the Town of Babylon, LIBBA will be co-hosting the Babylon Autumn Fishing Tournament the weekend of October 21-23, held on the Babylon beaches from Sore Thumb to Gilgo Beach. This contest requires a separate entry with the Town of Babylon.  Prizes for this contest are awarded by the Town of Babylon at the conclusion of the contest.  LIBBA sponsors a beach pool for the largest fish caught in the tournament.  You must be a LIBBA member to enter the beach pool. 


New for 2022 – November Long Island Wide Surf Fishing Contest 

This season will feature a new contest throughout the month of November. Traditionally a month that has some great fishing, members can enter striped bass and blue fish caught from the surf anywhere on Long Island. Details will be provided in the fall. 


*All the weekend contests are pending compliance with local, state, and national pandemic responses. 

LIBBA members are automatically eligible for all LIBBA contests, as are their children and grandchildren. (The Babylon tournament requires a separate entry.)  Not a member? Join LIBBA at LIBBA.com 

Downloadable LIBBA weight slips are available on this website.


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