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Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters
Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539
By dbalon on 8/28/2017 8:45 AM
There are some great fishing reports in this month's August 2017 Newsletter! Check out the 40 and 50 pound Striped Bass that were caught and released by Cosmo Creanga...Nice job saving these precious fish!!!

There are also other plenty of updates on the MVSA In-House Derby standings, success in the Shark Tournament, latest standings for MVSA Angler of the Year and more.

Check out the full August report here. Just click on the link below:

2017 Aug MVSA Newsletter w addendum.pdf

By dbalon on 8/10/2017 7:49 PM

Check out the latest standings of the MVSA  for Angler of the Year. These are the standings as of the end of July 2017.

1. Cosmo Creanga                    (May-5, June-5, July-5)     Total- 15 


2. Jason Patterson                    (May-6, June-3)                 Total -  9


3. Ron Domurat                         (July-6)                              Total -  6


4. Ed Amaral                              (May- 5)                            Total - 5


5. Ralph Peckham                     (June-5)                            Total - 5


6. Jonathan Cornwell                (May- 1, June-3)               Total - 4

7. Don Scarpone                       (July- 3)                            Total - 3


8. Peter Johnson                       (June- 1)                           Total - 1

By dbalon on 8/4/2017 3:00 PM

The Boneyard presents

Dr. Greg Skomal

“Seeing Deeper into the World of Great White Sharks”

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The Old Whaling Church

Main Street, Edgartown

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Suggested donation of $20 per person to benefit North Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

By dbalon on 8/1/2017 12:28 PM

We have just published a new beach update on our Facebook page.  We have most of Leland Beach open (small section in the middle is still closed to protect one last group of plover chicks).  Access around Wasque Point is still impassable due to erosion--it comes and goes almost daily.  The chicks at the Narrows just north of the Dike Bridge are 28 days old today and are expected to begin flying in the next few days, so that will be the next spot to reopen later this week.  Once that happens, we know we will be able to get vehicles as far as Aruda's Point but we still have chicks (plovers and terns) around the Jetties.  We'll need to see where they go in the next week but they seem to be spending more and more time north of the rockpiles at the Jetties.


“We have seen the second adult tern killed this summer on Norton Point late yesterday.  The adult Common tern was found in the vehicle track and had been run over.  At this point we cannot say if the adult was killed by a predator first and then run over or the other way around.  In any case we are heavily patrolling the stretch of beach from the eastern end of Norton Point to Wasque where there are several hundred terns hanging out preparing for their southward migration next month.   The Environmental Police are investigating the first tern which was  run over on Cape Poge two weeks ago.    They have also been helpful in convincing Cape Poge residents to stay out of closed shorebird areas.  I wish there was a way to convince beach drivers that these young birds really aren't vehicle savvy yet.  Any help the Surfcaster's members could provide us in reporting speeding OSV's would be helpful.  All we need is a plate number and we'll do the rest.


Chris Kennedy”

By dbalon on 8/1/2017 12:25 PM

MVSA Catch and Release Shark Tournament

Wednesday Aug 2  6 pm  -  Sunday Aug 6 11:59 pm

100 yards to the west of Wasque Point

sign-up and rules supplied on the beach

circle hooks only

optional side contest for largest shark



MVSA Picnic on the Beach

Sunday Aug 6

5:00 pm

hotdogs, burgers and soft drinks supplied

you don’t need to have been in the Tournament to attend


questions that can’t wait: contact Pres Don Scarpone