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:

September 18, 2017

Annual Fishing Season 2017 Roundtable:  What worked, what didn’t

Come hear our club members share their experiences and tips on the past year’s fishing.

October 17, 2017

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.

Directions:  3 Morgan Ave., Newbury MA

Directions:  Plum Island Airport:

Past Seminars:


June 20th Club Meeting:  Denny Corriveau:  Hooked on Fish:  A Best Practice Approach to Cooking Your Catch:  Details

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.