The Club was founded in 1996 and since then it has been dedicated to enhancing the angling experience and opportunities. The association is centered in Poughkeepsie, NY. As a prize-winning non-profit membership organization, it’s nationally approved by the B.A.S.S. – Bass Angler’s Sportsmen Society. The company was founded by its passionate members, who have joined to create this Club built on the ‘’5F principals’’ that represents ‘’Fishing, Friends, Family, Fun, and Future’’. It is organized for everyone, from beginners to tournament anglers.
We can proudly say that in the first year of our association existence, we have formed New York’s first and biggest Junior Bassmaster Club. It is well-known as the Hudson Valley Junior Bassmasters, suited for children from 11 to 18 years, and Hudson Valley Bassmaster Kids for small children from 7 to 10 years. We are connected with the National and New York B.A.S.S. Federation, Game Clubs, Inc. and the Federation of Dutchess County bound, and have one common goal – to become better fishermen!
Our adult association participates in relatively 10 points tournaments per year. They are held on the local waters in Connecticut (Lillinonah, Zoar an Candlewood) and in NY (Mahopac, Saratoga, Erie Canal, the Mohawk River, the Hudson River and the Lake Georgeand) within about two-hour drive from Poughkeepsie.
Participating in hudson valley bassmasters tournaments is very affordable. The entry is 20 dollars, for old and the new anglers who want to join us. It will pay off from 20% to 50% of our participants. Based on year-by-year results we finance our company team which competes in the New York State Club Team 4 Day Event. Every year it takes place on the main waters in NY and it is connected with its B.A.S.S. Federation. The club is qualified to compete in their tournaments which are held in the Cayuga Lake, Lake Champlain, Lake George, and the Hudson River.
In our association, you can also participate in tournaments with your children. We are accompanying Junior Club, “Sweetheart” or a Father-Son/Daughter Tournament. We are also hosts to the NY Junior Mr/Miss Bass Tournament, for our young anglers who love to compete. Come join us, spend some quality time with your family, learn something new and have fun.
The club is competitive and friendly, and what is important, it will give you the opportunity to improve your skills and advance to the Bassmaster Classic. Listen to other fishermen’s advice. Share your experience with them, enjoy fishing and make some new friends!
We hold meetings on the last Monday of every month in the Poughkeepsie’s Galleria Mall Community Meeting Room. The youth Bassmasters meetings are held from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, and for the adults it starts from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. They are opened for everyone who wants to join. New members are always welcome!