2012 Surf Fishing Contest Set for June 22-24
The 5th Annual Island Cup, southern New England’s only team surf fishing contest, will be held on Martha’s Vineyard June 22 to June 24, 2012.
The Cup pits the Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association against the Nantucket Anglers Club. The annual catch-and-release contest is hosted on MV in even years and on Nantucket in odd ones. Anglers count their heaviest bass and bluefish toward the team total.
The Nantucket Anglers’ Club, led by contest co-founder Scott Whitlock, has won the Cup 3 of 4 years. Nantucket’s surf-fishing roster includes captain Scott Whitlock, Peter Krogh, Tre Wullschleger, Diana Brown, Scott White, Kenny Kassam, George Williams, Campbell Sutton, Sylvia Lussier, Mickey Beamish, Ralph Hardy, Harry Ostrander, Bobby Virta, Dave Daughinee, Denny Dias, Bill Pollack, Charlie Abry, Paul Farrell and Vince Calarco.
Event co-founder Victor Colantonio heads up the MV team, which comprises Janet Messineo, Jim Cornwell, Jon Cornwell, Jim Fraser, Bob “Hawkeye” Jacobs, Bob Lane, Peter Sliwkowski, Ed Wessel, Roland Miller, Jim Corriden, Steve Tirrell, John Piekos, Jim Mullen, Joel Graves and Michael Stimola.