Video: Surf and Inshore Fishing 2013—Islands

We posted the killer trailer for Pete Laurelli’s latest film, “SIFF:13 Islands,” back in December, and the full film is finally available. It’s incredible that Laurelli shoots and edits these films himself. His reasons are pretty good ones: “to archive time spent on the water, to remember it for years to come, for my children to have, . . . and to share with like-minded fishermen and anyone who appreciates the beauty and power of the oceans.”

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11 thoughts on “Video: Surf and Inshore Fishing 2013—Islands”

  1. HOLY CRAP!!! The scene with the Trevally chasing that school that school of fish is freaking unreal!!!

  2. You took your fly rod a chucked it in the saltwater because you missed a fish? How old are you two and this is what you want your kids to see.

    You should take up gardening

    1. Have you never participated in a Sport to where you were frustrated? Never thrown a bat, golf club, unnecessarily kicked a ball or spiked a football? I believe it shows true passion for the Sport he loves, that he can show emotions and then laugh it off.

      I applaud you for your video and am appalled someone has the audacity to speak to another angler that takes his time to create and share his story with us.

      We’ll done Peter and thanks for sharing your adventures with us.


  3. “Bob”, I find your part of your comment insulting and the other half I simply don’t understand. To which “two” are you referring?

    That aside, I don’t mind my children understanding I’m passionate about what I do, nor do I see anything wrong with expressing ones emotions in, literally, THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE with friends.

    What you can’t see (because filming this all via tripod and in the end you get what you get) is the smile on my face afterwards and the laughs had about how frustrating targeting triggers can be. If you have never fished for them, I highly recommend it. I would go back to Xmas to target them before any other species. In the end I was lucky enough to land three different species of triggers on the island, all of which were released and no gear was damaged.

    Lastly, please feel free to reach out to me directly via Vimeo if you have any other feelings you’re tempted to share publicly about what is appropriate for my children.

    Peter Laurelli

  4. Hey Peter you put this film out there. If you can’t stand criticism then you shouldn’t make films for the public to see. The two (2 ) I was referring to was the age you acted like when you threw your equipment and no I did not see you laughing after

    I don’t have the resources to mistreat my equipment I put in over thirty years at my job and was only able to buy what I could afford and I don’t mistreat it.

    1. That’s funny. When I watched this I thought Peter throwing the rod was one of the best parts. Showed a little passion/frustration/humor. Something we can all relate to. But maybe you are right Bob – I hope he didn’t get his rod/reel wet when he threw it in the water. Peter – This video is awesome. Once again, well done. I can’t wait for the next one.

  5. “Bob”, you’re not the first to criticize a piece of work or mine, and hopefully you won’t be the last, I would be more upset if you felt nothing. Your comment however crossed a line from criticizing a piece of work into criticizing me as a parent which is beyond the scope of a public forum. Again, if you feel the need to make comments along those lines again, please reach out to me directly via Vimeo and I would be happy to discuss privately.

  6. from 6:45 to 8:45 is completely unbelievable. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that. I want the full video asap. Awesome work Peter and great trailer!

  7. Hi Peter,
    Love the videos. In the past year living on Cape Cod, I’ve taken up fishing with a normal spin reel, but your work has inspired me to give fly fishing a try. I’m curious about the weight of your rod. I’m torn between a 9 and an 8-weight.
    Any recommendations would be appreciated. Hope it’s been a good season.

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