Shark Tournament to be held this month

Two groups merge for larger club


The Moriches Anglers will host their annual Shark Tournament on June 24. This year is the first year under the new name since the Great Gun Anglers’ merge with the Moriches Anglers to form a whole new club.

The mandatory captains meeting will be held on 7 p.m. the day prior on June 23 at the VFW on Main Street in Center Moriches. At the event, there will be raffles of a Penn offshore reel, a 70-quart high-performance Igloo cooler, and a 50/50 raffle. They also plan to raffle off their famous Boatload of Booze, as well as several door prizes for all tournament participants.

The annual Take a Veteran Fishing Trip will also be held on July 22. Last year’s incarnation of the event saw nearly twice as many veterans as the first, held in 2020.

“Seems like every year we’re building,” Evan Goldstein, president, said of the July trip. “The first year we had about 25; then we had 35 or 40 last year. This year we’re up to 45. We look to do about 50. We’re hoping to get some local veterans that are interested in fishing to come join our club.”

The club also plans to host a fluke tournament in August in honor of local fishing enthusiast Chet Wilcox, as well as their fall Striped Bass Tournament. Wilcox, a longtime Center Moriches resident and business owner (B&B Tackle Shop), died on May 3 at the age of 80.

For club information please contact Evan Goldstein at (914)804-5875 or (631)878-6019.


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