Snapper Derby


On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Manhasset Bay Sportsman’s Club held the annual Richard Peneski Sr. Snapper Derby. All in attendance enjoyed a beautiful morning on Manhasset Bay at the Port Washington Town Dock.

Manhasset Bay Sportsman Club Annual Richard Peneski Sr. Snapper Derby at the Port Washington Town Dock. (Contributed photos)

The Snappers were biting this year and lots of kids caught fish. Matthew Russo had the first Snapper for the boys and Sophia Capogna had the first catch for the girls and both were awarded new Rod & Reel Combos. Jacob Scheinberg, Jake Rogowsky, John Franco Capogna, Chase Bria, Nico Biancoviso, Miller Roth, Asher Beatus, Patrick Schuler, Anthony Capogna and Francesca Capogna all registered some nice fish! Ryder Seid registered the most Snappers caught, with six.

All the kids really enjoyed fishing off the dock with their family and friends. Manhasset Bay Sportsman Club provided rods, bait, snacks and drinks that were enjoyed by everybody. Boys and Girls 16 and under received raffle prizes and each participant received a Manhasset Bay Sportsman Club water bottle.

The Manhasset Bay Sportsman’s Club would like to thank the Town of North Hempstead and Duffy’s Bait and Tackle for their contributions and assistance and all the members who assisted with the derby.

—Submitted by the
Manhasset Bay Sportsman Club