Honoring our Military & First Responders, to benefit Disabled American Veterans Stamford Chapter 13 “Operation Gift Cards”

Hosted By HALLOWEEN YACHT CLUB, 10 Seaview Avenue Stamford, CT 06902


Pre-Tournament Breakfast will be served at 5:15 a.m.

Fishing begins 6:00 a.m. weigh-in 12:45 p.m.

Large Buffet, Awards, Raffel and much more at 1:00 p.m.

Live Entertainment by Cannon Blast Country Rebels

$40.00 Entrance Fee Free ramp pass for West Beach


•   Three categories: Largest Bass, Largest Bluefish and most unique catch

•   All fishing must adhere to CT DEEP regulations. One Bass per angler

•   Fish must be weighed / measured at Halloween Yacht Club before 12:45 p.m.

•   Tape measures will be issued by HYC for Bass greater than 35” on Thursday and Friday from 6:00pm- 8:00pm and Saturday 5:15 am. Photographic proof of catch required.



·      Halloween Yacht Club, Stamford

·      The Sportsman’s Den, Cos Cob

·      Rudy’s Tackle Barn, Byram

·      Fisherman’s World, Norwalk

·      West Marine Stamford & Norwalk

·      Pete’s Place Stamford



First-Annual Bantam Lake Ice Fishing Contest for Veterans! s – Postponed due to lack of ice

Attention! Contest is postponed due to lack of ice. Please watch this page for further announcements. 

Hooks for Heroes, Connecticut (H4HCT) is happy to announce this first annual ice fishing contest for veterans and more at the Litchfield Town Beach, Bantam Lake, North Shore Road, Litchfield, CT.

All veterans attend for free and their fishing
gear will be supplied, as well as all food and

Civilian anglers are welcome and are requested
to supply their own gear and donate to H4HCT
to defray the costs of this event and support our
seriously wounded and injured veterans at the
Walter Reed National Medical Center in Maryland and Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

This event is sponsored by the Litchfield-Morris Rotary Club and is supported by the American Legion Post #27 (Litchfield, CT), and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 13’s “Operation Gift Card” program.

Sign up by Monday, February 6, 2023 by clicking on this link   https://events.eventgroove.com/event/First-Annual-Bantam-Lake-Ice-Fishing-Contest-For-72655nk

Need more info? Call or email Pat Buzzeo at (203) 559-5205 or [email protected]

Make checks payable to:
Hooks for Heroes CT, 10 Seaview Ave.,
Stamford CT 06902

Trip to Ground Zero, June 17, 2022

On June 17, 2022 Hooks for Heroes CT is planning  a visit for Active military and veterans to the 911 Museum and the WTC Observation Deck. Please watch this site for updates.

Last year, 2021, veterans were from Ft. Belvoir, VA, Walter Reed Medical Center, MD, as well as from various other states. They arrived in Stamford on Thursday for dinner and hotel rooms which were provided by generous donors. Three vans departed early the next morning for NYC and arrived at the 16 acres of the WTC buildings, with 8 acres devoted to the 911 memorial.

They were greeted by a police car escort to the 911 Museum. We were fortunate to have one generous donor pay for most of the day’s expenses. The museum was having the 20th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack on the WTC towers and the group was quickly immersed in the many videos, pictorials, and memorabilia, donated by the victims’ families and organizations.


The group then departed from the 911 Museum and, with a police car escort, and the three vans arrived at the entrance to the WTC Observation Deck.  It was quite spectacular to see the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, with all the ships anchored, and the Brooklyn Bridge. The group then departed for Stamford for a great dinner and preparation for the Saturday fishing tournament.


11th Annual Fishing Tournament, June 18, 2022

The 11th Annual Hooks for heroes Fundraiser Honoring our Wounded Veterans from the Walter Reed Medical Hospital in Bethesda Maryland. Along with all Veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq , Afghanistan and First Responders.

The Tournament is scheduled for June 18 2022. Please visit Tournament page https://hooksforheroes.us/tournament/ for further information.

For event participation inquiries email [email protected]