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Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters
Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539
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By dbalon on 11/29/2022 1:35 PM
The November 2022 MVSA Newsletter is out and packed with great information and pictures! Lots of great success stories and upcoming events so check it out. I think the fishing season is almost over but you never know. Some great topics are the Lifetime MVSA Member Accomplishments, Annual Christmas party, November club meeting notes, MVSA merchandise (hint: Christmas presents???), February 2023 MVSA banquet, 2022 MVSA Inhouse Derby standings and much more!

Check out the entire newsletter at the following link:

By dbalon on 11/1/2022 12:46 PM
Although the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish derby is over there is still some fishing left out there. Check out the October 2022 Newsletter showing the success of our members during the derby. Success does not always mean catching a big fish or winning an award. Success in life is also just being out there experiencing this great island and community of friends and fishermen. That cannot be measured and has to be experienced.

There are all kinds of great articles and events such as the November MVSA Monthly meeting, MVSA Club Member  Results in the MV derby and MVSA derby, MVSA 2023 February banquet, MVSA Swag, and of course all the great pictures!

Check out the full Newsletter at the link below.

By dbalon on 10/27/2022 8:35 PM
The 2022 MVSA Member Derby Accomplishments file and the full Past and Present MVSA Derby Accomplishment files have now been posted on the MVSA website (Thanks Ron Domurat). Check out all the accomplishments of our members during the 2022 Martha's Vineyard Bass and Bluefish Derby. It is always great to see our members do so well in the derby and to enjoy the success of everyone over the years.

You can see both files at the following link or just go the CLUB tab and then MVSA DERBY ACCOMPLISHMENTS page.

By dbalon on 10/18/2022 1:29 PM
Article: Terrified fish by the thousands throw themselves onto outer banks beach, videos show.
Source:The News & Observer, North Carolina
Author:Mark Price
Date, October 17, 2022

Check out this article of the massive blue fish blitz that happened in North Carolina. Just incredible pictures. Anyone who fished this year's 77th Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby knows there was big blitzes of blues here too. If there are this many blues hear at the same time as in North Carolina the blues might be making a big comeback.

Read the full article below:

By dbalon on 10/5/2022 11:37 AM
Fishermen Fined for Having Undersized Striped Bass
WPRI TV
Steven Matregrano
10/04/22

East Providence R.I. (WPRI) -
Environmental police seized a total of 27 undersized striped bass. that were illegally caught in R.I. this week, according to the department of environmental management.

Click on the link below to read the full article:
By dbalon on 9/20/2022 11:36 AM
The September newsletter is out and full of great events and photos. What an amazing job the Prez and everyone did on the Annual Tag Sale...Wow! Read all about it in this edition. There is also lots of other great events such as the Father's Day barbecue, Annual picnic, shark tournament and annual tag sale supporting the scholarship program. Also check out our new MVSA merchandise and the latest standings in the MVSA Inhouse derby.

Tight lines and be safe!

The MVSA Newsletter can be viewed at the following link:

By dbalon on 7/31/2022 11:57 AM
MV TImes
Abigail Rosen
July 28, 2022


After heavy criticism, The Trustees of Reservations announced Thursday afternoon it was withdrawing a draft beach management plan that placed significant restrictions on over sand vehicles (OSV) and dogs. The announcement was made through a press release and comes after the Edgartown conservation commission rebuked the plan. The release itself in its entirety quotes Trusteees President John Judge:

See the entire MV Times article and Trustees President John Judges's statement at the following PDF link:

By dbalon on 7/19/2022 7:49 PM
The Executive Committee of the Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters Association has voted to circulate this petition regarding management of Norton Point and Chappy TTOR beaches to its membership. The TAKE ACTION link petition was created by the MV Beachgoers Access Group.

Please consider clicking on the link below and signing if you agree.


The time to act is now so please do not delay your response!

Thanks in advance for your support of this urgent issue.
By dbalon on 7/16/2022 8:23 PM
The Trustees of Reservations has published a proposed Beach Management Plan that will significantly impact access of people and dogs to the beaches of Norton Point and Chappy. This plan is felt by many to be significantly more restrictive than prior policies. Some have commented that it is not consistent with the trustees' statement of "preserve for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic and ecological value in Massachusetts".

TIME TO ACT: If you are at all concerned with the plan and the restricted access the time to voice your opinion is NOW! There is only a limited time to make your opinion heard before it is too late. Enclosed below is a "sample"  Word format that can be used to voice your opinion to the President of TTOR (John Judge). You can use this form as a guide or create your own personal letter but either way please make your opinion known in writing. Please send to both email and snail mail at the following addresses:

John Judge email: jjudge@thetrustees.org

John Judge U.S. mail: CEO Trustees of Reservations, 200 High St., Floor #4, Boston MA 02110

By dbalon on 7/8/2022 8:55 PM
Please read this important article at the link below detailing the MVSA involvement with TTOR back in  April 2006. This original article was published in the MV Times on April 6, 2006 and written by Nelson Sigelman. This is great history of the MVSA working with TTOR and other authorities when TTOR was originally working toward taking over and managing Norton Point. There has been a long standing, good history of the MVSA supporting and working with TTOR.

There is now a new TTOR Beach Management Plan out for review with a target date of implementation of October 1, 2022. Please see the related article with all details under the BLOG section or NEWSWORTHY EVENTS section of the MVSA homepage website. This details the plan and has a direct link to the TTOR Beach Management Plan.

This new plan is very time sensitive and if you want to be involved NOW IS THE TIME to express your views and opinions. There is also a survey in the TTOR Beach Management Plan which is a great way to make your voice heard.

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