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December 19, 2017 Club Meeting: Annual Yankee Swap

Yankee Swap

December is the month for our Annual Yankee Swap!  This is our holiday celebration.  No seminar or business meeting this month. Please bring a small wrapped gift ($10 to $15 cost suggested) and some holiday dessert to share.  Coffee will be provided.

Last minute holiday gifts available!

 We will have club merchandise available at our next meeting. This is your last chance to get stocking stuffers or that last minute gift for your favorite uncle Joe.

ATTENTION:  The December 19th general meeting will be held at Plum Island Taxpayer Hall, Plum Island Turnpike, Plum Island.  Coffee will be available.  Please bring a holiday dessert to share.  The meeting start time is 7:00 PM.  Additional parking available at Surfland and along the Refuge Road.

The club meeting location has been changed because the firemen’s hall in Newbury is no longer available for rent.  The board is exploring other locations.  We hope to have a new permanent home arranged by January.  Stay tuned for announcements.

>Map to PITA Hall:


Member Organized Fishing Trips

Some members have recently expressed interest in group trips to both Cuttyhunk Island in Massachusetts and Montauk on Long Island, New York. Both of these areas are must-visit fishing locations for the Northeast surfcaster.

The Cuttyhunk trip is being planned for the month of June, and the Montauk trip is being planned for the month of October — both in 2018.

James Jewkes has taken planning lead for Cuttyhunk, and Eric Roach has taken lead for Montauk. The primary means of communication about the trips will take place on the club’s online forum. If you are interested, please join the club’s online forum and visit the channel for either trip.

Costs will ultimately be determined by the number of interested parties; exact dates will be determined by availability of accommodations.

Any member wishing to organize a trip is welcome to use the club forum to plan the trip and recruit participants. Contact us to tell us about the trip and have it listed on the website and in the newsletter. You must be a club member to have access to the forum and be eligible to go on a trip.


Reserve Your Banquet Tickets!

60th Anniversary Banquet: Nov. 11, 2017

  • Catered Dinner (Chicken Marsala or Cider-Brined Pork Loin)
  • Cash Bar
  • DJ and Dancing
  • $15.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Children
  • Free Admission to All Veterans!

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of our club. Instead of our usual pot-luck dinner and awards banquet, we will be having a catered dinner at the Elks Lodge in Newburyport (25 Low Street, Newburyport, MA ,  01950.) Menu choices include a chicken or pork loin entrée (choice of one), assorted vegetables including salad, Gluten free appetizers and fish chowder (also gluten free), as well as dessert. Children’s menu includes chicken tenders and mac and cheese. Tickets are $15 for senior members, $5 for juniors and veterans are FREE. There will be a Cash bar and DJ. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the general meetings in Sept. and Oct.  Please join us as we celebrate 60 years of excellence.

Fishing Tournament and Photo Contest Awards will be presented.

To reserve tickets, please contact club president Georgette Henrich by phone at 978-390-2902 or by email using the contact form below.  Tickets must be paid for (check in the mail) by Nov. 5th.  Tickets purchased by email or phone reservation will be available at the door on Nov. 11th.

If you prefer to pay by cash or to pick up your tickets in the Newburyport area prior to Nov. 11th, contact Larry Craig at 978-828-4441.  He will take care of you.


  • Mail a check (made payable to Plum Island Surfcasters) to:
PISC Banquet Tickets
Plum Island Surfcasters

P.O. Box 1585
Newburyport, MA 01950

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You will receive a copy of the email reserving your ticket.  Print it and mail it in with your payment by check (payable to Plum Island Surfcasters) to:

PISC Banquet Tickets
Plum Island Surfcasters

P.O. Box 1585
Newburyport, MA 01950



October 17, 2017 Club Meeting: Dave Pickering: Targeting Keeper Stripers and Big Blues

  • Emphasis on shore fishing with some info on boat fishing also
  • Techniques in fishing skinny water, outflows, big currents, boulder fields, and beachfronts
  • Matching the baitfish with artificials
  • Info on the most effective plugs, jigs, swimmers and metal
  • Playing the fall runs

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, October 17, 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.