Club Meetings & Seminars

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.

Upcoming Meetings:

June 20, 2017

Hooked on Fish
A Best Practice Approach to Cooking Your Catch

presented by

New England’s WildCheff
Denny Corriveau

Master Wild Game & Free Range Chef
Founder, The Free Range Culinary Institute

Our next club meeting will move on from how to catch fish to how to cook fish. His presentation will include a cooking demonstration with the result available for tasting. Please eat only a light dinner and be ready to sample something delectable.

For over 25 years, New England’s WildCheff, Denny Corriveau, has been bridging the gap between Field & Ocean to Table. Noted as the only national educator for cooking all things wild, Denny has an extensive resume that is unsurpassed for sustainable free range cooking.

Often referred to as “The Emeril Lagasse of Wild Food”, WildCheff has filmed for The Food Network, Discovery Channel, NBC Sports, The Sportsman Channel, NH Chronicle, and he is the featured chef for NH Wild Side.

Denny’s fish and game culinary work has also been featured in USA Today Hunt & Fish, Covey Rise Magazine, The Boston Globe, Northwoods Sporting Journal, and many other regional and national magazines. He is also a regular columnist for various outdoor publications and Foodies of New England magazine, where he promotes his clean-eating mantra via free range and wild food. He is a Board Member for the New England Outdoor Writers Association.

In addition, Denny has been a featured celebrity game chef on iHeart Radio’s “The Sporting Life”, sharing the bill with the likes of Henry Winkler “The Fonz”, Wade Boggs, John “Hondo” Havlicek, Bobby Knight, Louise Mandrell, Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent, QB Jim Kelly, and many other well-known celebrities. He is sought after for radio appearances.

Denny has showcased his culinary skills for large audiences within the outdoor industry, and has been a celebrity chef for the New England Patriots, Duck Dynasty and other celebrities.

As our guest, the WildCheff will share key nuances that will greatly benefit your sea-to-plate cooking, and he will provide a tasty culinary demonstration – showing us how to put into action the knowledge that he shares.

Doors will open at 7 pm for dinner with club business meeting at 7:30 and seminar at 8:00.

Directions:  3 Morgan Ave., Newbury MA

Directions:  Plum Island Airport:

Past Seminars:


May 16th Club Meeting: Kevin Moore: Hotspots on the North Shore Details.

April 19, 2017: Extending Your Striper Season by Captain Jerry Sparks:  Fishing Rivers and Salt Ponds & Tools of the Trade.  Details.

March 21, 2017:  Biologist Matt Ayer of Massachusetts Marine Fisheries  3 Topics:  Groundfish Discard Mortality,  Striped Bass Migration, and Using Acoustic Telemetry: An Important Fisheries Tool.  Details.

February 21, 2017:  Martha Moulton-Dudley of Surfland Bait & Tackle teaching reel maintenance and simple repairs. Club members teaching fly tying, plug maintenance, rigging soft plastics, and rod building and repair.

January 17, 2017;  Tim Moore of Tim Moore Outdoors:  Modern Ice Fishing:  The Sum of the Parts.  Details.

November 15, 2016:  Martha Moulton Dudley:  Surfland Chronicles: the History of Surfland Bait and Tackle, serving the fishing community of Plum Island, MA since 1960.  Details.

October 18, 2016:  Captain Jack Houghton of Dady Mac Lures:  Vertical Jigging for Striped Bass and Big Swimbaits for Big Bass.  Details.

September 20, 2016 Fishing Season 2016 Round Robin Discussion.  All members of the club are invited to share their experiences of fishing this past season. Bring your favorite plugs and your best fish stories. It is a great time to share information and learn how the rest of the club fishes.

Our summer meetings are fishing trips on the Plum Island beachfront.

July 19, 2016:  Club Fishing Trip:  Our club meeting this month is a fishing trip! Meet at Plum Island Airport at 7 pm. Then head down to the beach for fishing.

August 16, 2016: Club Fishing Trip:  Our club meeting this month is a fishing trip! Meet at Plum Island Airport at 7 pm. Then head down to the beach for fishing.

June 21, 2016:  Alicia Rossman:  Go Big or Go Home Kayak Fishing.  Details.

May 17, 2016: Julio Silva: Fishing Cutty Hunk: Surf, Kayak and Boat.  Details.

April 19, 2016:  Scott Maguire of Summer Job Charters:  Fishing the Merrimack River with Live or Cut Mackerel.  Details.  Video coming soon.

March 15, 2016: Fred Radcliffe and Allison Miles: Fishing for Albies at Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.  Details.  Recorded video here.

February 16, 2016:  Annual How-To Night:  Reel Maintenance, Fly Tying, Rod Building, other demonstrations.

January  19, 2016 :  Earl Pacella:  Kings of New York: 23 Years of Fishing the Salmon River:  recorded video here.

December 15, 2015:  Annual Yankee Swap:  No presentation.

November 17, 2015:  Mike Roy of Reel Cast Charters Shallow Water Trophy Stripers:  recorded video here.

October  20, 2015:  Peter Vican and Don Smith:  How to Target Large Bass:  recorded video here.

September 15, 2015:  Steve Gallant:  Surfcasting the Open Beaches of Plum Island and the North Shore:  recorded video here.