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.

Tournament recap:

  • 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.



Fishing Tournament Costs:

Celebrity Boat Category:

  • Single angler  – $1,000
  • Team of 3 anglers – $2,500

Owner Boat Category:
Owner boat – $1,500 (Up to 4 Anglers)



  • 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. 

Please Note:

  • 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’.


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.


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