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.
- James Jewkes will teach tying bucktail lures.
- Clay Patles will teach rigging soft plastics.
- Michael Toole will show how to make leaders for plug and bait rigs.
- Bring your tying gear and vices.
- All Juniors welcome and encouraged to attend.
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. DINNER WILL BE SERVED (with many thanks to Angela.) Monthly seminars resume in March. Membership information is available here.
Every February the Andover Library hosts the Fish On! series of talks on Tuesday evenings. You’ll see some familiar faces speaking there.
Feb. 6th: Eric Roach
American Shad Fishing in the Merrimack River
Feb. 13th: Tim Moore
Sweetwater Fishing Opportunities
Feb. 20th: Skip & Al Montello
Far, Far Away Fishing with Captains Skip & Al Montello
Feb. 27th: Brian Coombs
Striped Bass, Boston Harbor and Beyond
More information can be found at the library website.
Many thanks to our sponsors who donated items for the raffle table.
The club Fundraiser happens on March 3rd. Come by for a fun and informative day. See more information here.
Other shows of interest:
The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers have their show on March 9-11.
The MSBA show happens March 24-25.
A show for collectors of vintage fishing lures will be held in Andover on April 7th.
Please join us for a discussion of fishing the exciting spring-run of American Shad in the Merrimack River. The focus of the presentation will be on fishing the lower Merrimack, from Essex Dam in Lawrence to the mouth of the river. Topics will include specific locations to fish; times to fish; rod/reel/line choices; lures to use; presentation, techniques, and other important shad-fishing nuances.
Come learn about this incredible world-class fishery, right here in eastern Massachusetts.
The presenter is Eric Roach, who has 18 years of experience fishing for spring-run shad. A regular at Rocks Village, he has spent countless hours unlocking the secrets of the lower Merrimack. He loves to share his knowledge with other shad anglers and will surely offer you something to help improve your success this spring.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 17, 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.