Date: February 25, 2018
Location: Huntington Hilton, 598 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY 11747
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m
Fees: Admission: $15; Seminar: $125
Highlights: Seminar features Capt. Al Lorenzetti, Capt. Joe Shute, John Skinner and Capt. Mark Garry. Meet Capt. Paul Hebert of the Wicked Pissah, from the hit TV series Wicked Tuna. Seminar price includes admission to the Expo, Meet & Greet, welcome breakfast, gift bag, giveaways and five free raffle tickets.
Contact: AllProTeam@allprocharters.com; 844-462-5576
Date: March 3, 2018
Location: 380 Old Town Rd., East Setauket, NY 11733
Hours: 8:30 a.m – 4 p.m.
Highlights: This 6th. annual edition features over 15 FREE seminars covering everything from live bait and lure fishing for stripers to surf fishing techniques, teaser tying, rod building and more. In addition to vendors, raffles for fishing charters, custom rods, tackle, maritime art and more are incorporated into the day, as are several learning stations where visitors can make a teaser, tie their own fly, learn the basics of rod building or improve knot-tying skills with local deckhands and seasoned pros. All raffle proceeds will be used to fund the transportation costs, fares and equipment for the club.
I fished with this high school club a few years ago aboard the Port Jeff open boat, Celtic Quest, and it’s a great group to support. The club members, parents, mentors and administrators all had a fine time catching fluke and porgies – and you could really see the learning curve being mastered. There are over 60 active participants in the club at this point. That’s a great testament of support from the school, and for the way club administrator Bob Wilson runs his ship. You can check out the club website at www.wardmelvillefishingclub.com.
Contact: Bob Wilson: Rwilson2@3villagecsd.k12.ny.us; 631-730-4900