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Date posted November 17, 2017 6:41 PM
Posted by tomjg
Report location New York > Western South Shore
Fishing method Surf
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Hey everybody - it's been a long time since I've stopped in.

This unfortunately isn't a fishing report but with a heavy heart I wanted to let people know Iplayfair (Mark Fleury) passed away this week.

Mark was a hell of a nice guy, a father of 3 and husband of 25 years.

The man worked his tail off to provide for his family and to chase fish.

He was as devoted a fisherman as I've ever known and as nice and generous guy as well.

He passed after pulling an all nighter chasing bass of a heart attack I've been informed.

His wake will be on Sunday at Boyd Spencer funeral home in Babylon from 2-4:30 and again from 7-9:30.

A service and his burial will be on Monday.

RIP Mark and thanks for the teasers - they changed how I fish.

I owe an awful lot of bass to you.

RIP Mark

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Joined: 11/04/2002
Posts: 7236
Location: Astoria, NY
 11/17/2017 08:37 PM  

Very sad. My condolences to his family and friends.
He was a great member of Noreast. Will be missed.

Joined: 06/06/2004
Posts: 419
Location: Massapequa, NY
 11/17/2017 08:44 PM  

Rest In Peace


Joined: 01/01/2008
Posts: 3147
Location: On the Edge
 11/17/2017 08:55 PM  

My condolences to Marks family and friends of which he had many.

Fishing in Heaven with the best.

The Fishermans Prayer

I pray that I may live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord's great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep.

Gone fishin

Joined: 03/18/2009
Posts: 126
 11/17/2017 09:01 PM  


Very sad. Condolences to his family. Super nice guy. Was kind enough to help me out when I picked up the sport a few years ago. Hooked me up with some of his famous teasers to get me going. He will be missed

Joined: 09/24/2007
Posts: 668
Location: 38.73 miles East of Hells Bucket
 11/17/2017 09:12 PM  

Great Guy,great SURF FISHERMAN & also did great with the little boat.
Fished quite a few times on your right side,and always did well
My condolences to your family,,,
you'll be missed by

you know what that means"

Joined: 03/13/2003
Posts: 367
 11/17/2017 10:32 PM  

Rest In Peace,
Surely Bassey

Joined: 10/06/2001
Posts: 205
 11/17/2017 10:58 PM  

You are good People...

Joined: 12/07/2003
Posts: 254
Location: Albany NY
 11/17/2017 11:28 PM  

Sounded like a great guy... I enjoyed his reports. My condolences to all who knew him. Thanx for posting, Tom.

In my prayers...


Frank J. Zima

Joined: 05/04/2009
Posts: 244
Location: Lindenhurst
 11/18/2017 07:19 AM  

Met Mark through Mo and although I did not get to know him very well he seemed to be a great guy and avid fisherman. Rest in peace and my prayers are for Mark and his family.

Joined: 10/18/2002
Posts: 27
 11/18/2017 07:50 AM  

Super great guy. Met him a few years back to buy some teasers. Caught a buncha fish. Sincere condolences to the family. RIP buddy.

Joined: 02/10/2007
Posts: 1416
Location: 'pequa'
 11/18/2017 08:14 AM  

So very sad to hear this. Condolences to his family.

bringing home venison is now as easy as a bay-caught keeper fluke !

betwixt FI and JI

Joined: 06/20/2006
Posts: 563
Location: Anywhere there is salt water....
 11/18/2017 08:50 AM  

Very sad to hear. A great sportsman. May he rest in peace.

Joined: 03/17/2012
Posts: 10
Location: Oceanside, NY
 11/18/2017 10:12 AM  

Mark was the reason I bought my first kayak. I watched videos of him catching 20 and 30 pound bass in Jamaica Bay and I was hooked. Bought a kayak as soon as I could. Although I did not know Mark personally, I did bump into him on the bunker schools in JBay and he was the nicest guy out there. Always offering a helping hand.

My condolences to his family.


Joined: 05/23/2007
Posts: 802
 11/18/2017 10:35 AM  

Great Guy

He was a true gentleman, thoughtful and generous.

Joined: 05/11/2002
Posts: 240
Location: central LI
 11/18/2017 10:40 AM  

Awesome guy and reports. Definitely caught some fish because of his reports.

Joined: 10/11/2006
Posts: 401
Location: Deer Park
 11/18/2017 10:54 AM  

RIP Mark, met him in the suds a few times catching bass in the wee hours of the night, condolences & prayers to the family

Stick with me kid, you'll go places!!

Joined: 09/07/2000
Posts: 407
 11/18/2017 11:23 AM  

Sad news for sure, I loved to read his reports

Joined: 05/05/2005
Posts: 141
 11/18/2017 01:37 PM  

His reports inspired me to get into kayak fishing. RIP

Joined: 06/19/2003
Posts: 212
 11/18/2017 01:53 PM  

So sad!

Thanks for sharing, sad news for sure. Prayers reaching up for all this family. Blessings!

This post edited by falsealbie 01:53 PM 11/18/2017

Joined: 10/24/2001
Posts: 415
Location: Islip
 11/18/2017 03:10 PM  

Very sad. I loved his kayak reports and he was always glad to give me info via PM.
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