Flanders fishing tourney kicks off on Friday

05/12/2014 6:00 PM |
MELANIE DROZD PHOTO | A striped bass pulled from Peconic Bay last summer.

MELANIE DROZD PHOTO | A striped bass pulled from Peconic Bay last summer.

Get your rods out: the Flanders Men’s Club is hosting its second annual fishing tournament this weekend.

The Weakfish, Bluefish and Fluke Tournament and Striped Bass Calcutta kicks off on Friday at 5 p.m., running through Sunday at 1 p.m. Up for grabs are prizes such as fishing poles and cash prizes for adults, and trophies for kids.

Mark Hodun, one of the event organizers, said that entries are accepted right until the 5 p.m. start at the end of the week, and last year’s tournament brought out about 35 fishermen.

Entry fees are $25 per adult and $10 for kids, and includes a barbecue awards dinner on Sunday afternoon, when the winners will be announced. The official weigh in station is at the Flanders Men’s Club.

Entry Forms are available at Warren’s Bait & Tackle in Aquebogue, Edwards Sports in Riverhead, White Water Outfitters in Hampton Bays, Haskell’s Bait & Tackle in East Quogue, and East End Bait & Tackle in Hampton Bays.

For additional information contact the Flanders Men’s Club at 631 727 9746 or Mark Hodun, 631 813 0279 or Bob Glinski, 631 728 5761.