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Have you ever wondered what’s swimming in the water that surrounds NYC? Join Victor Lucia, founder and president of the Brooklyn Fishing Club, every Wed. at 7pm as he discusses urban fishing in the Big Apple and beyond. The Brooklyn Fishing Club is the largest fishing organization in NYC and is known worldwide as the crew that put urban fishing on the map in the US. We will discuss a variety of topics over the hour, focusing on tactics, sustainability and demystifying the urban angler.

Have you ever wondered what’s swimming in the water that surrounds NYC? Join Victor Lucia, founder and president of the Brooklyn Fishing Club, every Wed. at 7pm as he discusses urban fishing in the Big Apple and beyond. The Brooklyn Fishing Club is the largest fishing organization in NYC and is known worldwide as the crew that put urban fishing on the map in the US. We will discuss a variety of topics over the hour, focusing on tactics, sustainability and demystifying the urban angler.
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Have you ever wondered what’s swimming in the water that surrounds NYC? Join Victor Lucia, founder and president of the Brooklyn Fishing Club, every Wed. at 7pm as he discusses urban fishing in the Big Apple and beyond. The Brooklyn Fishing Club is the largest fishing organization in NYC and is known worldwide as the crew that put urban fishing on the map in the US. We will discuss a variety of topics over the hour, focusing on tactics, sustainability and demystifying the urban angler.

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9177164119


Episodes

Ep. 18 - Fred Waitzkin

12/17/2019
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On this episode we’re joined by renowned author and angler Fred Waitzkin (“Searching for Bobby Fischer”). He joins us to discuss his new novel “Deep Water Blues,” the process that went into writing it and more. He also shares memorable fishing stories including one fish that got away that still haunts him to this day.

Duration:01:12:37

Ep. 17 - George Scocca

12/4/2019
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George Scocca joins us to discuss how he brought fishing to the internet before anyone else thought to do so. He owned and operated the first ever online fishing forum, Noreast.com, and it became the most successful online fishing forum on the planet. He’s also someone who’s deeply involved in striped bass conservation. This episode has some great stories, including one involving an altercation with Billy Joel on the beach. Tune in and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Duration:00:35:32

Ep. 16 - Doc Muller

11/18/2019
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Doc Muller joins us on this episode to discuss fishing, life, his experiences in the surf and more. If you love to fish you'll love this episode.

Duration:00:57:43

Ep. 15 - The Story of Alberto Knie

10/28/2019
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Alberto Knie returns to the podcast for an intimate discussion on his personal life, significant events that influenced him and the struggles he endured to get to where he is today.

Duration:01:35:15

Ep. 14 - Life List Fishing pt. 1

6/22/2019
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Josh Leisen joins us to discuss his quest to catch as many species of fish as possible. This subculture of the fishing world is know as Life List fishing. Individuals focus on catching every species of fish, freshwater & saltwater, from shiners to marlin. Josh has fished all over the planet and logged over 500 different species to date.

Duration:01:09:40

Ep. 13 - History of Sheepshead Bay pt. 2

4/30/2019
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We continue the discussion from part 1 with Steve Cannizo & Keith Apman. If the history of fishing in NYC interests you then you’ll enjoy this episode.

Duration:01:07:40

Ep. 12 - Ice Fishing Chronicles

4/19/2019
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We sit down with multiple club members who participated on our ice fishing trips this past winter to discuss our tactics, trials and tribulations and more.

Duration:01:57:15

Ep. 11 - History of Sheepshead Bay pt. 1

4/9/2019
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Captain Steve Cannizo and Captain Keith Apman, two Brooklyn natives, provide us with a detailed look at the history of Sheepshead Bay and fishing in New York City. We discuss what used to be, what is and what will come in the future for this significant piece of New York City fishing culture.

Duration:01:13:40

Ep. 10 - Land Based Urban Fishing

3/31/2019
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This episode features two of the original members of the BFC. Born and raised in the 5 boroughs, Frank and Rick have been fishing here for their entire lives. They mainly fish from shore, during this session we discuss tactics for fresh and saltwater, memorable catches and share funny stories.

Duration:01:41:08

Ep. 9 - John Skinner

2/1/2019
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In the final episode of Season 1, we speak with John Skinner about a variety of topics including his history, tactics for fluke & striped bass, the story behind his state record false albacore and more. If you'd like to help us launch Season 2, please make a donation at gofundme.com/bfcpodcast.

Duration:01:23:28

Ep. 8 - Characters Welcome pt.1

1/8/2019
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This episode features two larger than life members of the Brooklyn Fishing Club, Mishka Bobishka and Dennis Morano. We discuss the craziness of fishing in NYC, fishing on a budget, lots of ridiculous stories and a ton of laughs.

Duration:01:59:59

Ep. 7 - Fish Art pt.1

1/2/2019
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As many of you know, urban fishing is growing by leaps and bounds every day, but what many of you may not know is that there's a rapidly growing market of Fish Art driven by a wave of emerging artists with a passion for all things fish and fishing related. Join us as a painter, a pyrographer & a copper worker break down their artistry. Like our Podcast? Help support us by donating to our Go Fund Me campaign. Any little bit helps us to continue our mission to share our love and passion...

Duration:01:26:50

Ep. 6 - NYC Fishing Legends pt.2

12/24/2018
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Back by popular demand, we decided to have Captain Rudy and Captain Frank back in the studio after many of you expressed how much you enjoyed their episode a few weeks ago. So as a little X-mas gift to you we brought them both back to hear more of their unbelievable fishing stories in NYC, their opinions on certain fish populations, and their endless amount of knowledge in regards to fishing. If you listened to their previous episode you already know that this episode is a must listen!

Duration:01:41:34

Ep. 5 - Sustainable Fishing pt.1

12/18/2018
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In this episode, we chat with Vincent Milburn, owner of Greenpoint Fish & Lobster, and Captain John McMurray of One Last Cast Charters. Jim Thompson, one of the original members of BFC, is our co-host. All three guests share their opinion on sustaining our fisheries, the state of the striped bass population, facts and statistics regarding the harvest of menhaden, the absence of bluefish in NYC and more.

Duration:01:15:34

Ep. 4 - NYC Fishing Legends pt.1

12/5/2018
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When you've been in the game as long as Captain Frank and Captain Rudy, you're bound to have some unbelievable stories. Join us as these legendary captains recount their decades in the NYC fishing scene. This episode is packed with endless historic knowledge, frightening tales of tragedies at sea, trolling techniques and more.

Duration:01:49:06

Ep. 3 - Urban Fishing: NYC to Sydney

11/28/2018
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We had a roundtable with special guests Spiro Arkoudis, an OG angler from Sydney who was kind enough to drop in during his visit to NYC, Natasha Eng, one of the few fly fisherwomen in NYC, Kimberly Lee, a well seasoned angler and president of the Manhattan chapter of the club, and Victor's longtime friend and music producer Ian. This episode has no shortage of great stories and good laughs. Join us as we chat about some of our most epic & meaningful catches. Spiro breaks down the Sydney...

Duration:01:45:25

Ep. 2 - The Art of Blackfishing w/ Kenneth Westerfeld & Harold Dieterle

11/21/2018
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In this episode, we chat with legendary fisherman Kenneth Westerfeld who currently holds the world record for catching the largest blackfish, and with world-renowned chef Harold Dieterle, the season 1 winner of Top Chef. Join us as we discuss the difficult art of blackfishing, the world record story, tips for beginners, how to prepare your catch and more.

Duration:01:09:47

Ep. 1 - "Crazy" Alberto Knie & Mario DiBiase

11/11/2018
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This is our inaugural episode with special guests "Crazy" Alberto Knie & Mario DiBiase. Alberto is a world-class angler and is considered to be the best angler on the East Coast, if not the planet. Mario DiBiase is a renowned chef and owner of Sotto Voce restaurant in Brooklyn and also president of the Staten Island chapter of Brooklyn Fishing Club. In this episode, we talk fishing in NYC past & present, striped bass conservation, tips & tricks from Alberto and more.

Duration:01:00:46