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LIBBA is pleased to announce that Causeway Bait & Tackle is the 2023 sponsor of the Children’s Division of the Ken Karwick Memorial Contest



With the start of the 2023 fishing season, LIBBA has announced their surf fishing contests for members.  

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: 

Annual 4/15 - 12/15 (Ken

May - Bluefish (Larry Carlucci Memorial)

June - Kingfish 

July - Weakfish

Aug -Fluke ( Willie Young Memorial)

Sept Labor Day Weekend W/Facebook

Sept Montauk Classic (Billy Lomnicki Memorial)

Oct South Shore Derby (Andy Richman Memorial)

Nov Island Wide Contest

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 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 Derby will be held on the weekends concurrent with the NY State/LI Fisherman Montauk Classic Sept TBD-Oct TBD and South Shore Classic Oct TBD-TBD.  

In conjunction with the Town of Babylon, LIBBA will be co-hosting the LIBBA Autumn Fishing Tournament the weekend of October TBD-TBD, held on the Gilgo to Gilgo Beach. This contest requires a separate entry with the LIBBA.  Prizes for this contest are awarded by the LIBBA 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. 


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 

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