Every year our February meeting is the “How-To” night with practical sessions on various skills for fishermen–including rigging a line, using particular lures, tying flies, etc.
More details to come as we finalize the program.
- Martha Moulton of Surfland Bait & Tackle will lead a workshop on reel maintenance. Bring a reel (working or non-working) and let Martha show you how to clean and maintain your reel.
Please join us on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 for the annual How-To Night, when we teach important skills like reel maintenance, jig set-up and fly tying. Our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at PITA Hall on Plum Island (8 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, MA.) The doors open at 7:00 PM. No dinner served at the February meeting. Monthly seminars resume in March. Membership information is available here.
NEW MEETING LOCATION: PITA HALL
Our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the PITA Hall, 8 Plum Island Turnpike on Plum Island in Newbury, MA.
We no longer meet at the Newbury, MA Firemen’s Hall.
The club membership has liked PITA Hall (8 Plum Island Turnpike) as a location for our last two meetings, so it has been chosen as our new home base. Parking will be a bit of a challenge. In addition to parking along the road, you can park at Surfland Bait & Tackle or at The Cottage Island Market & Spirits (14 Plum Island Blvd.) If you park at the Cottage Island Market, please go in and let someone know that you are with PISC and double check that it is okay. Also, please thank these businesses with your patronage.
The club meeting starts at 7:30 PM. After the meeting, we have a seminar by a featured angler. Seminars are free for club members; there is a $5.00 charge for non-members. Membership information is available here.
Carp Fishing Strategies for Rivers and Lakes
A freshwater fishing show by David Pickering
This all new freshwater show will look at various strategies to catch carp in lakes, ponds and rivers of southern New England. I’ll discuss equipment and rigging options when dealing with differing bodies of water. In addition, baiting strategies from prebaiting or chumming right to hook baiting options will be covered. The use of the hair rig, the most effective rigging option will be covered.
I’ll have some great examples of big fish/ big water fishing here in southern New England. I’ll talk about specific places like the CT River and the Merrimack River, world class carping spots, and I’ll discuss how to fish their currents effectively. In some of the lakes and ponds, I plan to spend lots of time talking about fishing in both daytime and nighttime.
I’ll talk about hair rigging options for those who choose “Euro” carping as well as standard rigging for those who simply want to try carping with their bass fishing equipment.
The seminar is filled with examples of huge carp from 20 to 40 lbs that have been landed recently. The show should run about 50 minutes with questions to follow if time permits
David Pickering is a member of the New England Outdoor Writers’ Association, and he has written extensively about fishing in many magazines including the Fisherman, Saltwater Sportsman, North American Carp Angler, Doc Muller’s Surf Annuals, Fishbelly.com, and On the Water. His award winning photos have appeared in books, catalog covers and various magazines. He has been conducting fishing seminars for the last 30 years. Pickering is the RI Chairman of the Carp Anglers Group (CAG), a national group of carp fishermen, and he also sits on the Board of Directors of this group. In 2017, he was awarded the Champion of the Queen Award, the highest award from CAG for his dedication and promotion of carp fishing in the US. He has fished extensively for carp in the last 30 years in MA, CT and RI waters and has landed thousands of carp. He currently holds the unofficial records for mirror carp and common carp in RI and has won numerous national tournaments.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 for another great angling seminar. Our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at PITA Hall on Plum Island (8 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, MA.) The doors open at 7:00 PM. Dinner is served at prices that will not break the bank. 🙂 The club meeting starts at 7:30 PM. After the meeting, we have a seminar by a featured angler. Seminars are free for club members; there is a $5.00 charge for non-members. Membership information is available here.
The board is proposing a few changes to the club by-laws:
- criteria to be made an honorary member
- criteria to be made a life member
- a formal code of conduct expected of members (like don’t poach fish or pollute the environment)
You can find the proposed new by-laws here. A version with all changes underlined can be found here.
A shorter supplement with a roadmap to finding just the proposed changes is here.
The current by-laws can be found here. These by-laws were last voted on in September, 2016.
Printed copies will be available at the meeting to view before the vote. Please be prepared to vote on these changes at the January 16, 2018 meeting.