Family Fishing Festival

Bayside Anglers Group
14th Annual Family
Fishing Festival

Kissena Park Pond
Saturday, June 21
11am - 1pm

            Bayside Anglers held its 14th annual Family Fishing Festival. Great weather and just 30 children registered. Ready to fish the rail next to the pond was full of happy and eager Jr Fishermen and Fisherwomen cheered on by their families. Thank you to all that turned out and made this another great event. G iveaways and raffle prizes, first, second, and third place trophies are handed out for the largest fish.  All fish are quickly and safely returned to the pond.


The Heart Felt thanks we got from everyone truly makes all the effort worth it!

A special thanks goes out to Senator Frank Padavan for his continued support and for coming down and helping out once again!
A special thanks goes out to Councilman James Gennaro for his continued support and for coming down and helping out once again!

A Big special thanks to
Susan and Sonia (volunteer assistance with the Bayside Anglers Group)
Community Emergency Response Team CB 11 (volunteer members)
U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary Fort Totten 12-08 (volunteer members)

Bayside Anglers Group wishes to acknowledge the support of the Melissa Cohen - NYSDEC Bureau of Fisheries, the NYC Parks Dept. Partnership for Parks, US Coast Guard Auxiliary - Susan Macinick, Special Projects Manager and the Urban Park Rangers, Senator Frank Padavan, Councilman Tony Avella,Councilman James Gennaro and each of you whom supply assistance in every facet of these events from the planning to the execution, and to The Fishing Line & The Fisherman magazine for their help in promoting these events.

1 st Place.........Jazmin Pabon
2 nd Place........Adina Dicken
3 rd Place.........Brandon Chaug

Photos by: Sue M

Photos by: Donna & Bia

Photos by Peter P


Thank you so much for having this event and allowing the young ones to participate. My son had an awesome time and is bragging to everyone how he won 3rd place, showing off his trophy. Thanks so much for the pictures and looking foward to see him participate at the Snapper Derby on the 16th of August. Will calendar the event. Please do so send more pics as they come in..would love to see them. Thanks again from my mom, dad and Brandon as well as they all enjoyed the event:-)


Thanks so much Stan and the Bayside Anglers for another wonderful event at Kissena Park! The kids had so much fun and it was a beautiful day. The prizes were wonderful, thank you for the generosity of the Anglers and your sponsors.  

Sincerely, Donna and Bia

This Event was made possible by special donations from generous fishing companies such as

Please support our sponsors


Swedish Princess
with Capt. Steve Fallon
Boat Located at:
Manhasset Bay
76 Shore Road
Port Washington, NY

14 Ramsey Road
Shirley, NY 11967
(631) 345-5200
fax (631) 345-5304

Captains Steve Kearney

and Dennis Kanyuk
East Marina, Point Lookout, NY

Kissena Park Lake is located on 164th Street, 3 Blocks North of the Long Island Expressway
and the lake is wheelchair accessible.

For further information E-mail Event Chairman Stanley Reichlin Jr

Check out the our next free kids event, August's Bayside Snapper Derby.