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Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
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Edgartown, MA 02539
By dbalon on 1/7/2019 9:05 AM

President Trump Signs The Modern Fish Act

Repost of the American Sportfishing Association Article (January 2, 2019) in the On The Water online magazine.

The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump December 31. The Modern Fish Act finally recognizes in federal law the differences between recreational and commercial fishing and adds more appropriate management tools for policymakers to use in managing federal recreational fisheries.

To read the entire article click on this link.

 

By dbalon on 12/26/2018 1:39 PM
The December 2018 MVSA Newsletter is ready to go! There are great topics in here to get you through the holidays.
Included in this edition is the December Club Meeting News and Notes, MVSA Christmas Party (with Santa Pics and other great pics), MVSA Angler of the Year Standings, Calendar of Events and more.







Click the link below for the December 2018 Newsletter.
By dbalon on 12/2/2018 3:37 PM
The November 2018 MVSA Newsletter is hot off the presses! This might help everyone to finally realize winter is on our door step and most of the fish are headed south.
Included in this edition is the June 2019 Island Cup Fishing Contest, MVSA Christmas Party, November Club Meeting Summary, MVSA Angler of the Year Standings, Calendar of Events, MVSA In-House derby standings and so much more!


Click the link below for the November 2018 Newsletter.

By dbalon on 10/24/2018 9:44 AM
Thanks to Lisa Belcastro for putting together this special October Newsletter and tribute to the great Ed Jerome. This particular Newsletter is a must read.

Also included of course are all the MV Derby highlights along with some great pictures. All the accomplishments are great (Congrats to everyone) and you can really get a sense of the tight bond between MVSA members, family and friends. This is the true meaning of our club and the derby.

There are articles on the Derby, Member Accomplishments (Special thanks to Ron Domurat for putting this together!), Derby Memories, Tribute to Ed Jerome, Photo Contest, MVSA In-House Derby and the Calendar of Events.

Click the link below for the October 2018 Newsletter.

By dbalon on 10/24/2018 8:54 AM
The results from Maryland's 2018 Young of the Year survey indicated a YoY index of 14.8 which is higher than the 65 year average of 11.8.
This is the second year in a row with an above average spawn, and one of four above-average spawns in the past decade.



By dbalon on 9/25/2018 10:55 PM

The derby fishing is hit or miss but get out there and wet a line. As usual strange things happen during the derby and you can expect the unexpected! Check out the awesome pictures of some of our MVSA members success. Be safe and get out there and have fun during this great time on the Vineyard. Most of all, don't get caught up in derby fever and miss the most important part of this derby...being with friends and enjoying the island. Those are the times you will remember most once the derby has ended.

Please pay special attention to the tribute to the great Ed Jerome. There are no words that can truly express what a great icon he is to all who knew him and what he has done for this island, community and especially the Derby which we all owe special gratitude. Respect does not even come close to covering all he has done.

Don't forget about the MVSA In-House derby if you are skilled (aka: Lucky) enough to land a nice fish. Details are in the newsletter and can also be found on the MVSA website under the CLUB tab and then by clicking on the 2018 In-House Derby link. 

September 2018 MVSA Newsletter.pdf



Read the entire newsletter here at the following link:

By dbalon on 8/7/2018 8:45 AM

The fishing has slowed but the action in this newsletter has not. Check out articles on the MVSA Summer Picnic, Bluefish Age/Length report, Angler of the Year Standings, Upcoming Events, Etc...

The July 2018 Newsletter is out with all kinds of great information, informative articles and lots of great pictures! Check out this latest update while you are waiting for the fishing to pick up. Summer is now in full force with water temps in the low to mid 70's. The Bones are here to keep you interested while the bass and blues have been hit or miss.



Don't forget about the MVSA In-House derby if you are skilled (aka: Lucky) enough to land a nice fish. Details are in the newsletter and can also be found on the MVSA website under the CLUB tab and then by clicking on the 2018 In-House Derby link.



Read the entire newsletter here at the following link:



July 2018 MVSA Newsletter.pdf

By dbalon on 6/27/2018 12:38 PM

The June 2018 Newsletter is out and packed with great information. Check out this action packed newsletter with topics such as the Island Cup Results, Hawkeye Memorial Derby Results, Angler of the Year Standings, Upcoming Events, Photos Contest and more.  There are still a few events planned for the summer so check them out.  Bass and Blues are being caught so get out there and get in on the action before the summer heat wave hits and water temps rise.  



Remember, the MVSA In-House derby has started and runs for the entire fishing season. Details are in the newsletter and can also be found on the MVSA website under the CLUB tab and then by clicking on the 2018 In-House Derby link.



Read the entire newsletter here at the following link:

June 2018 MVSA Newsletter.pdf

By dbalon on 5/30/2018 8:28 AM
The May 2018 Newsletter is packed with information once again. There are all kinds of events planned for the upcoming season. Most importantly Bass and Blues are being caught with some 9 pound blues in the mix. Get out there and defend the island from these green eyed monsters! The bigger stripers should be here any day now so don't let your guard down.

Also the MVSA In-House derby has started and runs for the entire fishing season. Details are in the newsletter and can also be found on the MVSA website under the CLUB tab and then by clicking on the 2018 In-House Derby link.

Read the entire newsletter here at the following link:

May 2018 MVSA Newsletter.pdf
By dbalon on 5/14/2018 7:55 AM

He caught it from shore, casting off a local beach, said the staff at Julian's Bait & Tackle. But the big catch has some controversy.

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ — A Pennsylvania man caught a 58-pound, 59-inch striped bass Monday near Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Perhaps most incredibly — other than the fish's sheer size — is that John Callahan caught it from shore, just casting off a local beach in the area, said the staff at Julian's Bait & Tackle. Callahan bought his bait at the Hwy. 36 tackle shop, and went fishing Monday afternoon, April 30. He brought his big catch back into the shop later that day to take photos, which have now gone viral online.

Click here to read the full article.

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