The Season of Giving

This  is the season of giving so let us get few things out there for you consideration. Although this is not something of public knowledge, and the benefactors prefer to remain to remain anonymous we think it should be mentioned. Surfcaster’s Journal has awarded many Wounded Warrior Project members with complimentary subscriptions to the magazine in 2013. In addition, we also awarded  all the members of the Ward Melville High School Fishing Club a membership too. If you know of any high school fishing clubs in your area, please drop us a line at with contact information. We  are always interested in helping our young ones improve their surf fishing skills. Ok, enough about us, on to more important stuff. Two things for your consideration santa (145 of 168)_1

Striper Surf Club’s

Holiday “Pint Fling”

The Striper Surf Club is inviting all surf fishermen to the

2013 “Pint Fling” to benefit LIBBA’s Operation Holiday Spirit.

Join Long Island’s “surf rats” for an evening of fun, fellowship and holiday spirit.

Come meet old and new friends, a few sharpies and even some legends.

This year’s event will be

 Friday December 6, 8 pm ‘til whenever.

The Helm

524 Guy Lombardo Ave

Freeport, NY


Admission is $5.00 and a new unwrapped toy/gift for a child.

Sandwiches, salads and chips will be provided.  A cash bar is available.

Please Drink Responsibly.

There will be some great raffle prizes.

LIBBA’s Operation Holiday Spirit provides for those Long Islanders

who are less fortunate during these times.

Please remember to bring an unwrapped toy (or two) for a boy or girl

to support this great cause.

Directions:  Meadowbrook Parkway South to exit M8W onto NY27 Sunrise Highway heading West. Go .08 of a mile to Guy Lombardo Ave and turn Left. The Helm is 1.2m south on right hand side just past John J Randall Park and after the light at Front St.

We look forward to seeing you.



And also, LIBBA annual Holiday Spirit Toy Drive

Operation Holiday Spirit  19th Annual Toy & Food Drive

A person can never stand as tall…As when they bend to help a child!”


L.I.B.B.A. is asking people again to help the needy children here on Long Island. You can bring Holiday Joy by donating new unwrapped toys and nonperishable food (no glass please) to the “Operation Holiday Spirit” drive. Please check the list of designated sites below and pick a shop or store in your area.  Just bring the toys and/or food to one of these ‘Drop-Off” sites and we’ll do the rest.  LIBBA directors and volunteers will collect and distribute your donations in time for the Christmas Holiday. No time to shop?  That’s no problem as we will shop for you.  All you have to do is mail us a check or money order payable to: LIBBA (mark the check/money order in the memo area with O.H.S.) or send a gift certificate to: LIBBA, P.O. Box 816, Babylon, NY 11702.


We are also looking for volunteers to assist us so if you have some time, we can use your help.  If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please contact us on the LIBBA Hot Line 516-579-1344.  You can also check our listing on web site.


Trophy Tackle

The Camp-Site Sport Shop

Bob’s Bait & Tackle

434 Rutgers Rd

1877 New York Ave

4 Wilson Ave.

West Babylon, NY 11704

Huntington Station, NY 11746

Amitityville, NY 11701




Suffolk Marine Bait & Tackle

Babylon Hardware

J&J Sports Inc

45 Willow St

1289 Deer Park Ave.

265 Main St

Babylon, NY 11702

North Babylon, NY 11703

Patchogue, NY 11722




The Fisherman

Saltwaters Tackle

Lindenhurst Bait & Tackle

14 Ramsey Rd.

939 Montauk Hwy.

281 E. Montauk Hwy,

Shirley, NY 11960

West Islip, NY 11795

Lindenhurst, NY 11727




Tight Lines Tackle

L.I. Outdoorsman

Causeway Bait & Tackle

53 Bay St.

434 Sunrise Hwy.

3031 Merrick Rd

Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Wantagh, NY 11793




Bay Park Fishing Station

JJ Miles Truck & Auto Center

Duffy’s Bait & Tackle

480 A Reina Rd.

160 East Merrick Rd.

58 Shore Rd

Oceanside, NY 11572

Freeport, NY 11520

Glenwood Landing, NY 11547




Crossbay Bait & Tackle

Ralphs Bait & Tackle

Great South Bay B&T

164-26 Crossbay Blvd.

4195 Austin Blvd

306 Montauk Hwy.

Howard Beach, NY 11414

Island Park, NY 11558

Lindenhurst, NY 11757




Atlantis Marine World

431- East Main St.

Riverhead, NY 11901




4 comments on “The Season of Giving

  1. Wolf107

    All I can say is thank you

    As a father of a Marine who served in Iraq ( Anbar Provence ) hit by a roadside bomb thank god only minor injuries.he came home and is know a police officer in Melburn Florida. I love how America has supported our troops.
    Thank you again and NEVER FORGET

    P.s. Hope to sea you at the fling

  2. Steve Knapik

    Members of the Striper Surf Club would like to thank everyone who came out on a cold rainy Friday night for our Annual Holiday Pint Fling at the “Helm” in Freeport. (Even the local bar flies joined in on our raffles) As you may remember last year’s Pint Fling was cancelled due to Super Storm Sandy. The “Anchor” bar, a.k.a. Alice’s was under water last year and never re-opened. Freeport’s “The Helm” was also nearly destroyed with over 4 feet of water that destroyed much of the bar and surrounding area. The owners did not have any flood insurance but with determination, blood, sweat and tears they put her back together just in time for this year’s Pint Fling.

    Because of your generosity we were able to fill two HUGE boxes of new toys for LIBBA’s Operation Holiday Spirit. Members of LIBBA (Long Island Beach Buggy Association) will be distributing these toys to children in need and to those who will be spending their days in the hospital during the Holiday season.

    We would also like to thank our most generous sponsors who donated some great prizes and raffles: If missed anyone please let me know!

    Surfcasters Journal Magazine
    Long Island Outdoorsman of Rockville Centre
    The Fisherman Magazine
    Tiderunner Ultimate Surf Belts
    Long Island Surf Fishing with Bill Wetzel
    The Striper Surf Club
    Gateway Striper Club
    Causeway Bait & Tackle
    Salty’s Bait & Tackle
    Rhode Island Poppers
    Paulies of Montauk
    Jimmy Jaget Custom Plugs
    Coastal Conservation Association
    Members of LIBBA


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