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TOMS RIVER SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (TRHS)

FISHING INDIANS

2024 update - The NJBBA sponsored fishing team from Toms River High School ‘The Fishing Indians’ met after school started in September. We had 4 freshman sign up and they replaced the seniors that graduated in June. We participated in both American Anglers Tournaments this fall. One was held in Sea-side, NJ on October 1 and the other on October 28 at Long Beach Island, NJ. Everyone gave their best and fished hard but there were no acceptable fish caught to enter in either tournament. We will get together and try to fish after school hours. We look forward to competing in a few tournaments during the school year. We’ll have a table at the NJBBA’s fishing flea market this coming January, 2024. Please come out, stop by, say Hi, and support the team.

Our High School South Fishing Team would like to give a special Thanks to George Weeks, an old member of the NJBBA for donating his fish-ing gear to the South Toms River High School Fishing Team. His fishing poles will be at our table this coming January at the Pete D’Alessio Memorial NJBBA 2024 Fishing Flea Market. They are all one-piece Australian-fishing blanks and there will be a lot of other gear that was donated by other members to support the team. Hope to see you there!   Paul Harris #84

 

 

Fishing Indians Results June 2023

The TRHS South Fishing Team came in 3rd place at the Governors Cup 2023 at Island Beach May 21, 2023. Pictures are below:

 

Fishing Indians Update April 1st 2023

 The NJBBA sponsored fishing team from Toms River South High School called "The Fishing Indians" will start spring fishing season by entering the American Anglers Tournament on LBI held the first weekend in May

They will also fish the Governor's Cup which they have won two times. This fishing team is led by TRSHS teacher Dan Petersen and assisted by past NJBBA president Paul Harris and his wife, NJBBA board member Carole Harris.

Other NJBBA members help out when they can and if you would like to get involved contact Paul. Here's to tight lines and hopes of catching the big ones!

 

 

Fishing Indians Update May 1st 2022

On May 1st, Our High School Fishing Team, the Fishing Indians competed in the American Angler Surf Fishing Tournament. The tournament took place on Long Beach Island at Brant Beach. There was a 5 person minimum but we could only get 4 students to fish that day. There was only one skate caught all day but the students that attended had a good time. On May 15th, the Fishing Indians competed in The New Jersey Governor’s Cup Surf Fishing Tournament. There were 6 students who attended that day. The tournament started at 6:30 AM and at 6:45 AM we caught one short bass and that was it for the rest of the day. It was quite foggy but pretty comfortable weather-wise and everyone enjoyed the day. We are hoping to fish some tournaments coming up this fall. It’s great that the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association supports the High School Fishing Team which in turn encourages the youth to enjoy surf fishing and keep the sport going strong in the future.

Paul Harris #84

 

Fishing Indians Update Sept 2021

 

ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd, NJBBA HAD THE 1ST MEETING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH THE 15 MEMBERS OF THE TOMS RIVER SOUTH FISHING INDIANS.

THERE ARE 4 SENIORS, 4 FRESHMAN, 3 JUNIORS, AND 4 SOPHOMORES ON THE TEAM.  NJBBA IS HOPING TO ENTER SOME TOURNAMENTS IN THE UP COMING YEAR AND WIN!

 NJBBA IS ALSO PLANNING TO RUN A SHARK FISHING NIGHT ON THE BEACH.

A NUMBER OF FRESHMAN SIGNED ON AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE FISHING FOR 4 YEARS AND ENCOURAGE OTHER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO JOIN!

IF ANYONE HAS SOMETHING THEY WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE FISHING INDIANS PLEASE CONTACT ME AT:  firstfishingpox@comcast.net     732-269-8878

PAUL HARRIS, NJBBA LEADER OF TR FISHING INDIANS

 

Fishing Indians Update June 2021

Our high school fishing team fished their 1st tournament for the year, “The American Angler’s Tournament” on May 2nd, 2021. The tournament was held on Long Beach Island at Brant beach. Due to the virus, it was hard to get the whole team together, but we had a few students come out to support the team. We fished hard but were unable to put any points on the board for this tournament.

We were able to get 7 students from the fishing team to fish the “New Jersey Governor’s Cup”. Our team fished hard all day with a dropping tide but to no avail, we could not put a fish on the score board. Congratulations to Manasquan High School for their 1st place win. We were hoping to continue our winning record but that just didn’t happen. We are looking forward to fish some tournaments scheduled in the fall.

Thank you,

Paul Harris #84

 

“FISHING INDIANS”   UPDATE NOV, 4th 2020

     The Toms River South High School Fishing Team fished the American Anglers individual tournament in Seaside Park on Sunday, November 1st. The 7 team members participating were not able to put any fish on the scoreboard but member Andrew Parshall did catch a 23 ¾’’ striped bass. 

     I would like to welcome aboard new NJBBA member Jason Putkowski, who is a police officer at Toms River South High School. Jason has being working with me and the team for the past 2 years and he has attended all team meetings and tournaments.

     We are hoping that in 2021 things ease up so we can fish more tournaments. If anyone has any fishing equipment that they would like to donate to the Toms River South High School “Fishing Indians” just call me – all items will go to the TRSHS Fishing Team.

 Thanks,

 Paul Harris #84

 

 

 

Our Fishing Indians have competed in 3 tournaments so far in 2019 the Nicole Born Memorial held on the beaches of LBI on April 27th there was only one blue fish 20’’caught in the tournament our team members that fished where  Sal Murante, Andrew Ganun, Ben Brenner, Sam Hernandez, Jaeyana Kennel and Colin Graham.  We fished the American Anglers tournament held in Seaside Park on April 28th  there was only one blue fish 19 ½’’ caught in the tournament team members where Andrew Ganum, Shane, Keifer Samul, Colin Graham and Sal Morante. And the Gov’s tournament held at Island Beach on May19th team members where John Veizer,Nate Brown ,Colin Grahm ,Joey Genovese , Sam Hernandez ,Andrew Parshall ,Josh Russo, Robert Kahover, Benjamin Brenner  and Andrew Ganum our team took 1st   place with a 26 1/2Blue fish. 2 of our teams won in the individuals 13 to 17 age group Colin Graham 2nd place with a 26 1/2’’ blue   and Ben Brenner with 25 1/2’’ blue fish. 2nd place. High school team was Manasquan with a 25 6/8’’blue      3rd place team was Clumbia HS with a 18 3/8’’ blue. We are looking forward to fishing a few tournaments in the fall.  

Chairperson: Paul Harris #84