Annual George Pyne Memorial Stars & Stripers Fishing Tournament - Catch & Release

June 12th | MacDougalls’ in Falmouth MA

With the help of our captains, sponsors, partners, and current/former Patriots, we completed our 11th fishing tournament. The New England Patriots Alumni Club hosted the George Pyne Memorial Stars & Stripers Fishing Tournament at MacDougalls’ Cape Cod Marine Service on June 12, 2021.

It was an entire day dedicated to fishing, food, friends, and storytelling with current and former New England Patriots – all while raising necessary funds for New England Patriots Alumni Club’s mission and programs.

The anglers pushed off on one of the donated celebrity boats or even geared up on their own boats with their crew and met us out at MacDougalls. When the day of fishing was over, everyone was invited to enjoy a catered raw bar which was accompanied by drinks, live music, and good conversations. Lastly, everyone enjoyed Dale Bishop’s Pig Pickin’ BBQ at the awards dinner and celebration.

The winners for each category were as follows:

  • Cape Cod Slam: Harry Turner, Captain of Heavy Metal
  • First Fish: Ethan Barry on Cajama
  • Last Fish: Mark Kasok on Irie
  • Longest Striper: Jeff Dufficy Jr. on Heavy Metal
  • Most Stripers: Mark Schur on Sea Lady
  • Most Blue: Pete on Wizard
  • Longest Blue: Mike Conway on Irie

This year, our roster of current/former Patriots included, but was not limited to: Jim Bowman, Pete Brock, Rick Buffington, Rick Cash, Patrick Chung, Marcus Hackett, Ilia Jarostchuk, Ted Karras, Max Lane, Jon Williams & a handful of current Patriots players.


Celebrity Boat Category Details:

Overview: A fully catered day out on the water with a current or former Patriot by your side while competing for any of the seven categories. Come back to the pier with an appetite as we prepare a raw bar spread followed by a BBQ dinner.


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


Owner Boat Category Details:

Overview: Join the fleet of boats and then meet up with a current of former Patriots players/coaches in attendance back at MacDougalls’. Indulge in the raw bar appetizers while listening to some music dockside before heading into the hanger for finger-licking-good BBQ.

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


Sample Itinerary:

  • 6:00 am Celebrity boat check-in, breakfast & material pick-up
  • 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

Please Note:

  • Tournament prizes were: 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 were 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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