Meet the Captain who inspired a legacy...
Captain Roddy DeLisle
He is the Patriarch of our fishing family and the Bottom Fishing Legend of the North Fork. After serving in the United States Navy during WWII and fighting at Okinawa, Captain Roddy returned to Brooklyn and served 20 years steering a NYPD Harbor Patrol Boat.
In 1950, Captain Roddy began fishing on the North Fork. Upon his retirement from the Harbor Patrol in 1968, he & our Grandmother moved to East Marion permanently. Soon after they settled, he began working deck on the Brand-X with Captain George Porter. He earned his Captain's License and steered boats in Captain Porter's fleet for a number of years. In 1976, he purchased his own Maine-built charter boat, the Prowler II.
Captain Roddy had a very successful Charter business for over 20 years during which time he mentored his three grandsons:
Captain Dan Buckley Jr., Captain Chris Buckley and Captain Tom Buckley.
Captain Roddy passed away in 2012 and he is greatly missed by all his friends & family- but we will always remember the things he taught us about fishing and life. His legacy lives on with his
Great Grandchildren who are poised to become the 4th generation of Fishermen & Fisherwomen on the North Fork.
Rest in peace, Captain Roddy.