Shelter Island Snapper Derby 2015: Photos

Mike Anglin with grandson (superboy) Nathan Feierstein fish on poles handmade by Nathans great grandfather Jack Calabro. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Mike Anglin with grandson (superboy) Nathan Feierstein use poles handmade by Nathan’s great-grandfather, Jack Calabro. (Credit: Beverlea Walz Photos)

The Shelter Island Snapper Derby marked the “unofficial” end of summer this weekend. The event, which has taken place for more than two decades, is sponsored by the Shelter Island Lions Club along with many individuals.

Organized by Islander Darrin Binder and his volunteer staff, the derby took place on Saturday, September 5 at the American Legion Hall.

The derby is really two parts — one to measure the fishing prowess of the anglers and the second to see whose logo design will grace the front of the Derby T-shirts handed out to all the participants at next year’s competition.

More details for the Derby can be found on its website: shelterislandsnapperderby.org.

The winners of the derby are as follows: First place with 55 fish, Luke Lowell Liszanckie; Second place with 44 fish, Nicky Marsh; third place with 38 fish, Evan Weslek; Fourth place with 29 fish, Fay Raya and Anya Buhofsky; Fifth place with 21 fish, Andraos Khuri; and sixth place with 20 fish, Jonathan Rivera.

The winners of the largest snapper contest are as follows: First place, Matthew Minikel  .970 lbs; Second place, Nicholas Minikel .96 lbs; Third place, Christopher Colavito, .95 lbs.; Fourth place, Anthony Colavito, .94 lbs.; Fifth place, Cooper Renault, .535 lbs.; and Sixth place, Sam Cruise, .515 lbs.

The winners of the largest bluefish contest are as follows: First place, Ella Petry, 9.20 lbs.; Second place, Todd Petry  9.06 lbs.; Third place, Faith Leaning, 8.125 lbs.; and fourth place, Francis Reagan, 1.33 lbs.

See photos below. 

Brian Barney and his daughter Olive at First Bridge.

Brian Barney and his daughter Olive at First Bridge.

Bobby Teodoru with daughters Madi and Emma at Bliss' dock.

Bobby Teodoru with daughters Madi and Emma at Bliss’ dock.

Mia and Ava Kowalski at Bliss' dock.

Mia and Ava Kowalski at Bliss’ dock.

Greta Glanz demonstrates her hands-free fishing technique.

Greta Glanz demonstrates her hands-free fishing technique.

Aaliyah and Antonio Jordan.

Aaliyah and Antonio Jordan.

Frankie DiBenedetto with the first fish he ever caught.

Frankie DiBenedetto with the first fish he ever caught.

The grandchildren of Claudia and Henry Michaud.

The grandchildren of Claudia and Henry Michaud.

Alexander Schoenwaelden shows off his catch,

Alexander Schoenwaelden shows off his catch,

Sarah Wermuth.

Sarah Wermuth.

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Nathan Feierstein hoping for a winner.

Nathan Feierstein hoping for a winner.

Mary Kanorvogel wowed as she weighs in Jackson Roher's snapper.

Mary Kanorvogel wowed as she weighs in Jackson Roher’s snapper.

Ava Lobrutto checks out the snapper derby Tees.

Ava Lobrutto checks out the snapper derby Tees.

Bryan Carey with his twins Paul Carey II and Bryan Carey II.

Bryan Carey with his twins Paul Carey II and Bryan Carey II.

The Snapper Derby Crowd

The Snapper Derby Crowd

Matthew Minikel.

Matthew Minikel.

Ella Petry pulled in a 9.20 pound bluefish.

Ella Petry pulled in a 9.20 pound bluefish.

Luke Lowell-Lisansckie caught 55 snappers and released them.

Luke Lowell-Liszanckie caught 55 snappers and released them.

The sign contest winners (left to right) Hannah Wermuth, Sarah Wermuth, Imogene Brown, Graham Brown, Delila, Laura Mildè  and Mia Diaz. (Not pictured, Adrien Otcasek)

The sign contest winners (left to right) Hannah Wermuth, Sarah Wermuth, Imogene Brown, Graham Brown, Delila, Laura Mildè and Mia Diaz. (Not pictured, Adrien Otcasek)

The happy trophy winners.

The happy trophy winners.