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Just in time to kick off the 08' season, the Noreast Fishing Seminar Series (NFSS), in cooperation with the Freeport Tuna Club, is proud to present a Shark Fishing Seminar.

When: Thursday evening, May 8th, from 7:30pm until 10:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm.

Where: The auditorium, Cure of Ars Church, 2323 Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY 11566 (on Merrick Ave between Sunrise Hwy & Merrick Rd.)

Cost: $20 per person, payable at the door that evening, includes dinner. Free admission for children under 12

The seminar will be conducted by Captain Lawrence J. Festa, one of Long Island's "Top Guns" for shark fishing.

Topics to include but not limited to:

* Tackle & Gear
* Drag settings
* Knots, leaders, all terminal tackle
* Gaffs, gimbels, ropes, etc.
* Baits, presentation & rigging, which bait, when & why
* Chumming & chunking
* Electronic chumming, how to get the most out of your MakoMagnet
* Techniques, drifting, starting a drift, power drifting
* Trolling for sharks in Long Island
* Strategies, water temperatures, understanding the thermocline, structures, wrecks, hook sets, battle stations, "the end game"
* Tagging
* Sportsmanship
* Full Q & A

No matter if you are just starting out, or a "seasoned pro" there is something here for everyone who has an interest in the shark fishing game.

Many of you have been to some of the shark fishing seminars Captain Larry has conducted over the years. This seminar will be different from past ones in that this will be the "Full Monty" so to speak, covering all aspects of the game from A - Z.

For those of you who have never attended...............

Captain Lawrence J. Festa has been an avid offshore L.I. Fisherman for over thirty-five years. He is a Licensed Coast Guard Captain and a former charter boat Skipper of his F/V KRISTEN.
He is a member of the oldest and largest fishing club on Long Island, the Freeport Tuna Club. He has served as past president, special advisor, and is currently senior staff to their Board of Directors. Captain Larry has given numerous shark seminars at Long Island Sporting Shows, throughout the years. In addition he has done several open shark clinics and he is considered the clubs resident shark expert, thus coined the name "The Legend."
During his fishing career Captain Larry has won and placed in several Long Island Shark Tournaments, including the L.I. Hudson Anglers & Woodcleft Shark Tournament Events.
His knowledge of Long Island water spans from the inshore spots of Jones's Inlet to our canyons.

So come down May 8th for a great evening of information and fun!!!!!! There will be some great raffle prizes, and remember a BBQ dinner is included in the seminar fee.

Link to sign-up attendence list

This post edited by MakoMatt 10:31 AM 04/10/2008


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OK Matty, I'll be there for this.I haven't missed one of Larry's seminars yet! Last years Nor'east/FTC shark seminar was a complete success.If I had to grade it I would give it an A++,best seminar I've ever witnessed.Larry is an excellent speaker.Between his wit,humor and experiance,a better instructor can't be found on the island.Like you said,this is for guys that are thinking about going sharking as well as the seasoned pro's. Larry covers it all from soup to nuts.
Don't miss out on this one!
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