Category Archives: Fishing Shows

The Fishing Show Season Is Not Over

Thank you to everyone who attended our fishing show on Saturday, March 25.  We had two great speakers:  J.D. Muller and Steve Gallant.  The show was well-attended with over 400 people there.  Congratulations to everyone who won something on the raffle table!

But the fishing show season is not over.  Two great shows are coming up next weekend.

Massachusetts Striped Bass Association has their show on Saturday 4/1 and Sunday 4/2 in.  Find more information here.   The schedule of speakers includes Julio Silva (one of our own club members!) giving his “Fishing Cuttyhunk” seminar and D.J. Muller discussing fishing the Cape Cod Canal.  If you didn’t get enough of D.J. yesterday, you can hear him again next weekend.  Catch them and other speakers next weekend in Hanover, MA at the MSBA Expo 2017.

The New England Paddlesports Show hosted by Kittery Trading Post has free admission.  The exhibitors cover all the big brands for kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and paddle sports accessories.  It is a terrific place to shop for kayaks and kayak fishing gear.  The speakers include two names familiar to our club:  Alicia Rossman who spoke to us at the June PISC club meeting and Tim Moore, who spoke at our January meeting.  There are other speakers as well (information here) as well as some in-pool demonstrations of kayak skills.  The show runs Friday through Sunday, March 31 to April 2 (information here) and takes place at the UNH Field house in Durham, NH.  That means no sales tax on the gear normally sold from the Kittery Trading Post store located in Maine.

An upcoming post will summarize some of the fishing tournaments in our local area, as it will soon be time to get out and fish!


Gear Up to Fish at the PISC Fishing Show

Our annual fishing show hosts a wide range of gear manufacturers, fishing guides and informative displays.  You will find these organizations at our show.

Fish 360

Striper Maine-iac Custom Tackle

Stingo Fish

High Hook Lures

Big D Plugs

My Fishing Cape Cod

Born to Fish Lures

Al’s Goldfish

Joseph Naroski Equipment

Vintage Fish Company

Massachusetts Striped Bass Association

Massachusetts Marine Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries Services

Maria Papa & Emil Vintage & Used Tackle

Vintage Fish Company

Massachusetts Striped Bass Association

MJF Knives (Mark Fulton)

Al Gag’s Lures

D. J. Muller Surfcasting

Lovermug Body Products


Samantha Aronson,  Angling Artist

Dexter Outdoors & Go Fish, Dan

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge



PISC Fishing Show on March 25, 2017

The 21st Annual Fishing Show is coming on March 25, 2017!

Plum Island Surfcasters had a very successful show last year and we are looking forward to a bigger and better show this coming year. There will be a separate room with an improved sound system for the seminars. This will leave even more room for vendor tables in the main room.

Visiting fishing shows in the off season is a great way to get ready for the coming striper run. We have two outstanding fishermen coming to help us improve our fishing strategies and skills.

D. J. Muller
“Hit ‘Em Where They Live”
An Exposé on Finding and Catching Striped Bass

Based in New Jersey, but fishing as far north as Block Island and Cuttyhunk, D.J. Muller is a renowned fishing guide and speaker. He writes for various fishing magazines and gives seminars around the northeast. Come and learn how to turn yourself into a legit bass hunter. Stop the confusion and start catching more bass. You will learn:

  • How to understand striper terrain and areas where they like to gather.
  • Reading the water.
  • Conditions in which bass like to feed.
  • How to choose the correct equipment for the task at hand.
  • The proper lures for where you are fishing.
  • How to properly present artificials to linesiders.

Guaranteed to make you a better surfcaster!

Steve Gallant
“The Versatile North Shore Surfcaster”

A native of Ipswich, MA, and current resident of Plum Island, Steve Gallant knows our local waters well. His presentation will describe the diverse fishing environments that the North Shore Surfcaster will encounter from the marshes and estuaries to the open beaches and rocky shorelines. He will discuss what to look for in each of these areas, what to bring, and how to fish it. All the equipment needed to effectively and safely fish these areas will be covered.


At the show, we will also be raffling off thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear. You can see a list of major items up for raffle here (coming soon.) We are soliciting merchandise as prizes for our raffles. Anyone willing to donate prizes should contact John Liss at (978) 994-6204.

Club Members may volunteer two hours of their time for free admission to the show. We need help with collecting admissions at the door, serving food, signing up new members, running the raffle, and a few other things. Check out the volunteer opportunities page for information on how you can help us put on a terrific event.

New Gear!

Some of the best fishing gear will be on display for sale by local tackle makers. Vendors who would like a table at the show should contact Larry Craig at (978) 828-4441.

This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

Please distribute the flyer below to publicize our show.

Download this flyer to print and distribute.


  • 8:00 am Doors Open
  • 9:15 am: Steve Gallant: “The Versatile North Shore Angler”
  • 11:00 am: Raffles
  • 12:00 pm: D. J. Muller: “Hit ‘Em Where They Live”
  • 1:30 pm: Raffles
  • 2:00 pm: Show Ends

Directions to Hope Church, 11 Hale Street, Newburyport, MA 01950