Our Purpose
To enhance the fellowship of its members through the sport of striper fishing. To practice fair play and be an example to the public, showing how people can abide by the laws and regulations of our sport and still enjoy our natural resources to the fullest. To share with others the knowledge we obtain and the expertise we acquire in striper fishing and to encourage conservation and emphasize the need to protect our natural resources for the future. To offer our Wildlife Resources Commission our organized moral and political support and encouragement. To promote adherence to all conservation codes and to demand adequate quality standards. To promote and encourage youth fishing and a love for this sport.

Our Beginning

In early 1999, two local residents were sitting in on a pinochle tournament with their wives.  The tournament was hosted by the local ladies club, of which their wives were members.  As the day progressed, they began talking about forming a club for the men.  Being on Lake Gaston, they thought that a fishing club would be appropriate.  A number of phone calls were made and, on February 13, 1999, an informational meeting was held at the McPherson Center in Littleton, North Carolina.  Several people attended and heard a presentation from a member of the Tar Heel Striper Club.  At the conclusion of this meeting, it was decided to go ahead with an organizational meeting for the Lake Gaston Striper Club.

On February 24, 1999, an organizational meeting was held at the Fish and Fur Sports in Henrico, North Carolina.  After much discussion, membership applications were passed out and the first slate of officers were developed and voted upon.

President                                        Jim Howell
Vice President                               Don Henry
Secretary                                        Jim Hayner
Treasurer                                       Boyd Shomaker
Public Relations                            Mike Thacker
Directors                                         B. C. Childress
                                                          Robert Wilson

The directors were tasked with the development of rules and by-laws.  Monthly meetings were established and held at the Long Bridge Fire Department in Littleton, North Carolina. 

On April 7, 1999, the first regular meeting of the Lake Gaston Striper Club was held.  At that time, there were 50 paid members.  The bylaws for the Lake Gaston Striper Club were adopted on May 5, 1999.

On June 9, 1999, the first official striper outing of the Lake Gaston Striper Club occurred, with 27 members participating.

Club Activities


Monthly Events

  • 1st Wednesday of most months is Striper Club meeting held at the Lake Gaston Lions Club at 7:00 PM. 
    • Club business
    • 50/50 raffle
    • Guest speakers
    • Demonstrations

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesdays Striper Fishing Outings
    • March thru November
    • Check in 11am or Noon at Morningstar Marina
    • See " Fishing Outing " Tab to left for Schedule and details

  • 3rd Wednesday of most months is Fellowship Breakfast
at Tammy's in Littleton at 9:00am

Other Events

  • Trip to the State Fish Hatchery in Watha NC,

  • "Fishing for  the Mission" Biannual Catfish outing held during the summer months where the fish caught are donated to a local homeless shelter

  • Trip to Fishing Expo in Raliegh

Meet the 2017 Board Members

President:                 Jim Noland
Vice President:        Marvin Bourne
Treasurer:                 Phil Medlin
Secretary:                 Larry Garner
Directors:                  Rommy Campbell
                                    Frank DeJesu 
Membership:           Tom Feild
Fishing Chairman:  Lowell Gainer
Newsletter:               Rich Thomas





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