Clayton, N.Y. - Spider Rybaak, author of several guidebooks for anglers, will speak on Fishing in the 1000 Islands in All Seasons at 1pm at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show in Clayton on Sunday, August 17. The show runs August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road.

Rybaak, who has spent the last 25 years writing about fishing, is the author of Fishing Eastern NY, Fishing Western NY, and Fishing the Great Lakes of NY: A Guide to Lakes Erie and Ontario, Their Tributaries, and the Thousand Islands. His latest book, Fishing Oneida Lake, is scheduled for release early in 2015. He is currently working on a guide to fishing in the Adirondacks.


Rybaak has published thousands of stories and photos in such publications as In-Fisherman, Boating Life, Outdoor Life and Salmon, Trout, Steelheader. He blogs for Oswego County Tourism at

Among the more than 75 exhibitors and vendors will be Project Healing Waters, helping wounded veterans and military families enjoy the sport of flyfishing; 18th century firearms restorer Mathew Zabinski; and the new Thousand Islands Armory.

The Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show is organized by the Clayton Rotary Club. Show hours are 8:30 am-5 pm Saturday, August 16 and 9 am-4 pm Sunday, August 17. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for military with ID; children under 12 enter free.

Cerow Recreation Park is at 615 East Line Road south of the Village of Clayton. For show information, contact Tom Neely, 315-482-4596, or Bud Baril, 315-686-2832.

Photo: Fishing author Spider Rybaak will make a presentation on Fishing in the 1000 Islands in All Seasons on Sunday, August 17 as part of the August 16-17 Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show in Clayton, NY.


Tom Neely, 315-482-4596

Tony Pisarski

Publicist Kara Lynn Dunn