On Saturday, September 26th, more than 5,000 fishermen, friends and families partied at Marina Park next to Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod, enjoying great food from The Black Dog Tavern, drinking Budweiser beer, dancing to the music of Sudden Relic, and celebrating the beloved striped bass.

Over $150,000 in prizes were awarded to Striper Cup participants, including weekly and monthly tournament prize packages, and a brand new Striper 220CC boat with a Yamaha engine and Simrad electronics–won by tournament participant John Dyer; Salem, Massachusetts when his Golden Ticket was randomly selected at the culmination of the event.

Again this year, the StriperFest partnered with The Melanoma Foundation of New England to increase awareness of skin cancer among anglers. A silent auction of items donated by Striper Cup sponsors raised over $3,400 dollars.

Complete List of 2015 Prize Winners:

Grand Prize (Golden Ticket Drawing)

2015 Striper 220C with Yamaha 250HP outboard and full Simrad electronics package.
Winner: John Dyer; Salem, MA

Striper Cup (Team Prize)

Team Reel Deal

Striper of the Year

Prize: Striped Bass Replica Mount by Fish and Wildlife Unlimited Taxidermy
Vincent Vetere of Staten Island, NY

Striper of the Year (Youth)

Prize: Striped Bass Replica Mount by Fish and Wildlife Unlimited Taxidermy
Mitchell Carroll of Rehoboth, MA

Anglers of the Year Prizes

Shore
Prize: Van Staal Titanium Pliers
Mike Benzinger; Seymour CT

Boat
Prize: Van Staal Titanium Pliers
Joe Diorio of New Britain, CT

Kayak
Prize: Van Staal Titanium Pliers
Tom Fucini of Middletown, CT

Catch & Release Awards (Chosen By Random Drawing)

Shore
Prize: Van Staal VS 200 reel
Keith Peterson of Jefferson, MA

Boat
Prize: SIMRAD NSS7
Corey Smith of Swansea, MA

Kayak
Prize: Old Town Predator MX kayak
Sam Smith of Madison, CT

Monthly Prizes – Boat

Grand Prize: Old Town Predator XL Kayak
Winner: Jim Salvato of Wallingford, CT

Prize: Simrad NSS7 EVO2
May: Phil Connor of Edison, NJ

June: Jim Salvato of Wallingford, CT
July: Vincent Vetere of Staten Island, NY

August: Rob Adamski of Pulaski, NY

September: Gene Sauliner of Vernon, CT

Monthly Prizes – Shore

Grand Prize: Old Town Predator XL Kayak
Winner: Ryan Sherwood of Manahawkin, NJ

Prize: Van Staal VS200 Reel
May: Larry Normant of Edison, NJ

June: Ryan Sherrwood of Manahawkin, NJ
July: Lou Dupiton of St. Albans, NY
August: Greg Guillemette of Taunton, MA
September: Mark Beckford of Melrose, MA

Monthly Prizes – Youth

Grand Prize: Ocean Kayak Tetra
Winner: Hunter Bartnicki of Hackettstown, NY

Prize: Quantum Blu Rod & Cabo Reel
May: Daniel DiPasquale of New Egypt, NJ

June: Justin fisher of Staten Island, NY
July: Hunter Bartnicki of Hackettstown, NY
August: Mitchell Carroll of Rehoboth, MA
September: Michael Bridges of West Barnstable, MA

Melanoma Foundation Silent Auction Items

Over $3,400 Raised!
Van Staal VS200 Reel
Costa Del Mar Sunglasses
Old Town Kayak
Engel Cooler from Yamaha
OTW Gift Pack
Nick Mayer Artwork
Kensington’s Nautical Serving Tray
Kensington’s Striper Fishing Sign & Pocket Knife

Weekly Prizes

• Thirty eight first-place weekly prize winners in the boat and shore divisions won Quantum rod and reel combos, Sebile lures and Striper Cup hats.
• Sixteen weekly winners in the Youth Division won Sebile lures, SpiderWire line, and On The Water gift packages.
• Nineteen Catch & Release weekly winners won Costa Del Mar sunglasses