Annual George Pyne Memorial Stars & Stripers Fishing Tournament - Catch & Release
June 11th | MacDougalls’ in Falmouth MA
With the help of our captains, sponsors, partners, and Patriots celebrities, we hosted our 12th fishing tournament.
we had 23 boats fishing off Cape Cod’s shore alongside a Patriots legend
some friendly fishing competition
heard stories from the football field and locker rooms
enjoyed a catered breakfast, lunch, raw bar, and a BBQ dinner
listened to live music and enjoyed some alcoholic beverages
created new memories with friends and family
competed for fan favorite raffle items
held an awards ceremony
raised $30k+ in necessary funds for youth football in New England
Winners for each category were as followed:
First Fish: At 8:15am caught by Roy with Marine Max
Last Fish: At 2:43pm caught by Jerry Robinson on Quietman
Longest Striper: 45” caught by Andy Celona on All Riled Up
Most Striper: 5 with 44.5” being the longest caught by Aaron Beadgett on 3 Alfs
Longest Blue: 29” caught by Blake Phillips with Marine Max
Most Blue: 3 with 27” being the longest caught by Dave Fields with Marine Max
Grand Slam (fluke, sea bass, blue, striper): We had three boats that caught all four species – Libby Lu, Irie & Fish Bandit. Libby Lu took home the award with the longest striper of 34”
In 2022, our roster of current/former Patriots included:
Tully Banta- Cain, Jim Bowman, Rick Buffington, Patrick Chung, Max Lane, Ronnie Lippett, David Viaene, and Jon Williams. A special thank you to Boston Bruins Alum, Mike Milbury, for joining us last minute after we learned that the current Patriots players were no longer able to attend. We look forward to including Bruins Alum in future events.
6:30 am Celebrity boat check-in, breakfast & material pick-up
7:30 am Boats push off shore
8:00 am Lines in
3:00 pm Lines out & return to MacDougalls’
3:30 pm Reception live music & raw bar
5:00 pm Awards, raffle & BBQ dinner
Captains dinner is held the Friday night before for all captains and their crew.
Tournament prizes are: Longest striper overall, most stripers, first fish caught, last fish caught, longest blue & most blue. In addition, we had a grand slam category for Striper, Blues, Sea Bass, & Fluke (Tie breaker will be the length of the Striper)
Those participating needed to have a fishing license, we did not issue them – learn more
Measuring tools are provided
Funds raised help support our mission ‘to provide an opportunity for former Patriot players to remain actively involved with each other, the Patriots organization, and the community by supporting and funding youth football throughout New England with programs that emphasize leadership, teamwork and achievement through lessons learned on the football ﬁeld’.
PROUD STARS & STRIPERS SPONSORS
We are grateful for their continued support.
There are numerous ways of contributing to our mission of supporting New England’s youth through educational Football For YOU camps, sponsoring our events is one of them.