Monday, September 27, 2010

Member Update: Jim Hutchinson


New York Sportfishing Federation Celebrates Show’s 29th Season
The 29th Annual New York Sportfishing Federation Forum & Auction will be held on President’s Weekend, February 18-20, 2011 at the Freeport Recreation Center. Once again, show visitors can expect to top seminars presented by the region’s most well-respected anglers.

Booth exhibitors will be receiving their packages in the next few days – a special prize incentive will also be offered to those who lock their slots in early for 2011. Now going into its 29th year, the New York Sportfishing Federation Forum & Auction at the Freeport Recreation Center is the “can’t miss” sportfishing event of the year in New York featuring seminars, two full rooms of fishing exhibitors, free parking and a grand auction on Sunday featuring thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear and trips.

The New York Sportfishing Federation recently held their annual elections and is excited to report on new editions. Dr. John Meringolo of the Brooklyn Yacht Club was recently elected to the Federation’s Board of Directors at the 2010 delegates meeting. He joins the active board which also includes Federation President Jim Hutchinson, Jr., Vice-President Chuck Hollins, Recording Secretary Jeffrey Leavitt, and Treasurer Tom Wallace. Rounding out the current Board of Directors are Capt. Mike Barnett, Phil Curcio, Bob Danielson, “Crazy” Alberto Knie, John Malizia and Reed Riemer.

In addition to the Freeport show on February 18, 19 and 20 of 2011, the New York Sportfishing Federation is also working with the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) and The Fisherman Magazine to host a special sportfishing night at Nassau Coliseum on Friday, March 11, 2011, as the NY Islanders host the Boston Bruins. Tickets will be on-sale in October.

Get more information on these special events coming in 2011 by calling Federation President Jim Hutchinson at 888-564-6732. You can also visit for details as they are made available.

Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Managing Director - Recreational Fishing Alliance
Board President - New York Sportfishing Federation
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Member Update: Zeno Hromin

LIOCN member Zeno Hromin would like all members to know that Issue #4 of the Surfcasters Journal Magazine is now live at Please visit that site for your reading and viewing pleasure; wonderful articles and terrific photos. Enjoy!