Pictured are (left to right) Camden Pontieri, Jason Pontieri and Quinn Pontieri. Camden Pontieri won the title of “first fish caught” at the derby.
Pictured are (left to right) Julian Formickella, Noah Formickella, Evelyn Formickella and Nick Formickella (back).
Jim Alfieri took his grandson, Dylan Stiegele, to the Snapper Derby for some fun.
Patchogue Village hosted the event and J&J Bait and Tackle sponsored it, and has been sponsoring the event since 1982. Pictured are (left to right) Lauren Monte, administrative assistant for parks and recreation, Patchogue Village; Joe Keyes, Patchogue Village trustee; Paul Graniello, owner of J&J Bait and Tackle; Paul Pontieri, Patchogue Village mayor; and Maria Guistizia, director of parks and recreation for Patchogue Village.
Patrick Halpin with his trophy for “biggest fish caught.”
More than 20 participants came down to compete in the village’s 37th annual Snapper Derby, but only four winners were chosen across three categories. Pictured are the winners and Patchogue Village officials.
Katherine Al Rashdan
Young anglers took to Mascot Dock this past Saturday for the 37th annual Snapper Derby, hosted by the Village of Patchogue and sponsored by J&J Bait and Tackle. Winners from three categories were given trophies and a fishing-pole prize. The “biggest fish” winner was Patrick Halpin, who caught a fish at 10.5 inches. In the “most fish caught” category, Jamie Schreiber and Evelyn Formickella took the prize. The winner of the “first fish caught” prize was Camden Pontieri.