Weekend news

Lets get the business end out of the way first

The winners of last week Tool of the Trade t-shirt giveaway are Montauk Gal and Jim Nash

You have 5 days to contact us with shirt size and your shipping address at info@surfcastersjournal.com

Consequently, this new SJ Tools of the Trade t-shirt you can only get at  shows and it will cost you…big fat zero. This shirt is your for free at any shows with renewal or new subscription.


And that brings me to the shows. Big weekend for a lot of people,

First, our friends at Ward Melville High School Fishing Club in Setauket are having a show and fundraiser tomorrow.


Its for kids, its free and there is A LOT going on there. Tommy will be there and you can swing by and pick up your Tool of the trade shirt

Here is a list of exhibitors and SJ will have specially priced hoodies, hats, caps, long sleeve Grim Reaper Performance shirts and ton of stickers.

Did I mentioned the show was free ?


Al Goldberg Custom Rods

Angelo Peluso

Bloodline Sportfishing w/ Capt. Joe Wenegenofsky

Blue Frog Bucktails

Capt. Neil Faulkner (Custom Fishing Rods by Capt Neil)

Captured McGraphics

Chris Kunzmann

ChunkZ Customs

Costal Angler Magazine

ePoseidon Tackle Company w/Tom Gahan

Fish Guy Photos

Gear Up Surfcasters

Grand Slam Charters w Capt. Tom Mickoleski

Great South Bay Bait & Tackle

Great South Bay Images

Harvey Cooper (Harvey’s Killer Teasers)

Jones Beach Fishing Station w/ Captain Ed Walsh

Kayak Fisherman Association of NY

LI Outdoorsman

LI Spearfishing Group

Lori C Fishing w/ Capt. Cary Palmer

Luv2Fish Charters w/ Captain Barb Fusco

Mama Mia Charters/Reel Obsession Charters

Miller Place Bait and Tackle

Premier Bucktails w/ Capt. John Paduano

Rocky Point Fishing Stop

Ronald Setnikar

Stony Brook Charters w Capt Bob Simon

Sunrise Fishing Charters w/ Capt. Gary Nilsen

White Water Outfitters

Bill Smith

Classical Education Services — Boaters Safety

Chucks Bucks

George Fabricore

Great Oak Marina

North Bar Tackle

Shinnecock Star

Surfcasters Journal Magazine

The Fisherman Magazine



Custom Al Goldberg rod

Custom Capt. Neil spinning rod

1/2 day fluke trip or 1 person skinny trip courtesy of Capt. Barb Fusco Luv2fish Charters Mt. Sinai, NY

Full day StripedBass charter courtesy of Gary Nilsen of Sunrise Charters

Full day trip aboard Celtic Quest out of Port Jefferson, NY

Full day trip aboard Celtic Quest out of Port Jefferson, NY

1/2 day fluke trip (4 person max) courtesy of Capt. Paul Mandella MaybeTonight Charters Bay Shore, NY

1/2 day charter on the Lori C courtesy of Capt. Cary Palmer Stony Brook, NY

(2) open boat passes with Stony Brook Charters courtesy of Capt. Bob Simon  Stony Brook, NY

Fish Guy Photo matte print

Fish Guy Photo matte print

Captain Segull’s Sportfishing Charts

Berkley Tackle Bags

(2) 40% off coupon for any St. Croix rod




Al Goldberg (Al Goldberg Custom Rods)

Angelo Peluso (author, columnist, Fly Fishing Expert)

Bill “Doc” Muller (surfcaster, author, columnist)

Capt. Brian Phelps (Reel Obsession Charters)

Bruce Froh & Doug Brodsky (Blue Frog Bucktails)

Chris Paparo (biologist, columnist, Fish Guy Photos)

Capt. Gary Nilsen (Sunrise Fishing Charters)

Capt. Jerry McGrath (Captured McGraphics)

Capt. Joseph Alexander (Bloodline Sportfishing )

Capt. Paul Mandella (Maybe Tonight Charters)

Capt. Paul Peluso (Mama Mia Charters)

Capt. Roger Bing (Bingo Charters)

Capt. Tom Mikoleski (Grand Slam Charters, author “Bass Buff”)

Capt. Tom Kampa (R & G Charters and Coastal Angler Magazine)

Warren Dennington (surfcaster, columnist)



On Sunday, its the annual Berkley Flea Market in Toms River NJ. If you are in custom wood plugs, this is THE show to be

Just look at that list

Toms River Intermediate Schl Nrth
150 Intermediate North Way
Toms River, NJ 08753
Custom Plug Makers

RM Smith
J.Stirpe Woodworking
Black Talon Plugs
Black Label Plugs
Fish On 8 Lures
Arsenal Lures
Couch’s Cedar Works
Choopy Lures
D-Mag Custom Lures
Guppy Lures
Buzzard Plugs
Glitter Plugs
Big Rock Lures
Chumbucket Lures
Bernzy Bait Co. Lures
NTA Custom Lures
Linesider 69 Lures
Northbar Tackle / Sporting Wood
24/7 Lures
Fish On Plugs
Surf Asylum
M.Fischer Plugs
Striper Bites Lures
Luna Custom Plugs
Hook “R” Lures

Fishing Tackle Dealers

Dock Outfitters Bait & Tackle
Grumpys Bait & Tackle
Fisherman’s Supply Bait & Tackle
Betty & Nicks Bait & Tackle
Giglios Bait & Tackle
NJ Tackle Co.
Slammer Tackle
Shadman Tackle
Fishermen’s Source
Jetty Ghost Tackle
Tin Man Tackle
Fishermen’s Headquarters Bait & Tackle
The Tackle Box


NJ Beach Buggy Assoc
Tom Lynch Surf Photo’s & Prints – AngryFish.TV
Berkeley Striper Club Member Tables
Gear Up Surfcasting
Surfcasters Journal
RH Custom Rods –CTS Dealer
Century Rods
The Old Man’s Tackle Box

Tables From:

Bill Veldorf
Dave DeGennaro
Alan Bogdan
Glen Luckey
Jack LaGrosa
Jim Ward
Kevin Markow
Paul Cutrufello
Paula Marksfield
Skip Snyder
Stan Prusik
Tom Scibek


I will be there on Sunday with my son, as Tommy will take a day off from shows and work on the new issue. See you all on LI or NJ. Either way, stop by and say hi..dont be shy..lol

8 comments on “Weekend news

  1. DonLBI

    Would like to be there Sunday Z but I’ll be making a HUGE investment in my future fishing endeavors= Taking the wife to the Philadelphia Flower Show 😉
    That’s worth like an entire season of late nights in my book!

  2. Tom Pirraglia

    Wish I could have attended this weekend but I has some family commitments. Hope all had a good time.


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