Stuart Sailfish Club

Gannet IIGannet II
Operated by Pappy Whiticar
circa 1954

Our History

The STUART SAILFISH CLUB was formed more than 70 years ago and incorporated in January of 1941. It is one of the oldest sportfishing clubs in the United States, formed for the purpose of promoting the conservation of gamefish and encouraging visitors to fish in Martin County waters. To this day, these remain our primary goals. We attract visitors by sponsoring offshore fishing tournaments and then donate a large part of the proceeds to worthy conservation programs and local conservation organizations.

The fishing tournaments sponsored by the SAILFISH CLUB are oriented toward fun in a family atmosphere. We encourage and reward the participation of female and junior anglers.

At the present time, we hold five tournaments each year....and each is unique. Each participant and sponsor has always been proud to be associated with them.

In addition, we sponsor a Scholarship Program, publish a newsletter and maintain a dynamic website. General Membership meetings are held throughtout the year. Our Members Tournament, which as the name implies is for members only, is held in November. Our Annual Awards Dinner Meeting follows at year end. At that time the Club's new officers and directors are introduced and awards are presented to our members for their outstanding catches and releases for the prior year.


Moments in History Archive

Bone Shaker, Dec. 1977

Light Tackle Tournament, Dec. 9, 1997

On this day, Joe Lehner on the Bone Shaker caught and released 22 sails, a single day solo angler record that stands today. (Capt. VJ Bell at the helm.)

The LTT tallied 382 sailfish releases that day with 38 out of 45 boats fishing, another single day tournament record.
(Contributed by T. Wichers)


Pictures contributed by John Whiticar

  About SSc

About SSC

Our History
Club History
Light Tackle History
LTT Final Results
LT Tournament Facts
History of Release Buttons
Release Pendants
Junior Angler Tournament

Conservation Policy

Ed Rossi Scholarship Fund

SSC Moment in History:
1949 Stuart, Florida
Fishing Guide.

Click to read

1949 Palm Beach Times

1949 Sailfishing Article
Click to read

Home Tournaments Membership Catches & Releases Port Report About SSC Business Members
SSC Phone: 772.286.9373 SSC Email: | Web site created by:TidalWave Programming, Inc. | © 2007-2014, All Rights Reserved