May 16th Club Meeting: Kevin Moore: Hotspots on the North Shore
This is the seminar everyone has been waiting for. Kevin will discuss many productive fishing spots around Plum Island and the North Shore. This is highly prized information that will not be posted as a video to the club website. You have to attend the meeting to learn about Kevin’s secret spots. Be prepared to take notes!
- Kevin Moore is a long-time club member, past President and Junior’s Program Director, avid fly fisherman, and an authority on fishing our waters.
- Kevin says that if you think he is giving away your secret information about a good fishing spot, he probably first taught you to fish there anyway!
Doors will open at 7 pm for dinner with club business meeting at 7:30 and seminar at 8:00.
Please join us on Tuesday, MAY 16, 2017 for another great angling seminar. Our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Newbury, MA Fire Hall (7 Morgan Ave, Newbury, MA 01950.) 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.
On a beautiful Sunday morning, a group of fishermen gathered in West Newbury to clean up the Rocks Village shoreline along the Merrimack River. About 20 people showed up, eager to clean up this great fishing spot for shad and stripers. By 8:40 a.m. more than a dozen large bags of trash as well as some larger items were picked up waiting to be hauled off. A great team effort.
I want to thank everyone who showed up to help out. Many club members were there as well as some prospective members. I especially want to thank Eric Roach for organizing this project and for taking the lead every year. His strong commitment to the environment shows everyone that he is not only a fishermen, but a steward trying to preserve what little fishing areas are left. I would also like to thank the Home Depot and Lowes home improvement stores for donating the trash bags.
Just a reminder that when you go out and take something with you it is usually lighter coming back. And if you see trash when you leave, please pick it up. In the Girl Scouts we have a motto: “Girl Scouts always leave a place better than they found it.” I would like to see that motto used when we fishermen go out and fish. Thank you.
P.S. Please bear in mind that there is poison ivy in this area. Your webmaster once did a good deed by removing a long section of fishing line tangled in some weeds–and got quite a rash from it!
Newburyport City Councillor Sharif Zeid has contacted the club to alert us to upcoming public meetings on beach access at the north end of Plum Island. The City has applied for and received a grant to look at beach access and erosion on the Northern End of Plum Island. You can see a map of proposed trails at our Beach Access Survey page.
Another public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at PITA Hall, 8 Plum Island Turnpike. A draft beach access map and draft signage will be presented and discussed.
You may be familiar with the fencing and signs that have appeared at the north end of the island recently.
Meetings are being held with residents and other interested parties to gather information and feedback on path usage and what’s important to people in that regard. As a fishing club, PISC has interest in both protecting the sand dunes from erosion and ensuring access to the beach for fishermen.
We encourage everyone to stay on the marked paths and to participate in public meetings to ensure that the fencing permits easy access to the river and oceanfront.
Location of Meeting:
8 Plum Island Turnpike