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Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539
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By dbalon on 3/30/2015 12:59 PM
Come one, Come all!!!

Join your fellow Surfcasters for a morning of community service on Saturday, April 11th, from 10-12 for the annual Earth Day beach clean-up.  The Surfcasters have cleaned up South Beach since the beginning of this spring tradition on Martha’s Vineyard. We will have bags for you but bring a pair of gloves (although we usually are given a few by the Vineyard Conservation Society, sponsors of the event) and come on down to left fork.  From there we will try to cover both the left and right fork parking areas, the outer beaches and Norton Point beach.  Celebrate Earth Day and make a difference by helping to clean up our beaches.  Immediately following the clean-up there will be an after-party at Harbor View Hotel featuring a light lunch (for as long as it lasts).

For more information, please contact Dave Nash, 508-627-4987, oystercatcher@verizon.net

By dbalon on 3/21/2015 7:48 PM
Check out the latest photos of the Norton Point breach as it is approaching Wasque Point. The breach is getting closer to closing as the Norton Point end continues the trek to Wasque Point. It is almost hard to believe Norton Point is almost connected to Wasque again...Wow!

Check out the latest photos by clicking on this link.

By dbalon on 3/1/2015 1:01 PM
2015 Sport Fishing Expo
University Sports Complex/Starland
645 Washington St.
Route 53, Hanover MA

Saturday, March 28th, 10:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Check out this great show and see what is new for 2015. There are over 100 booths of fishing/fishing related items. There is also free parking for 800 vehicles.

Click here to go directly to the MSBA website and then click the 2015 EXPO tab for details.

By dbalon on 2/27/2015 9:18 AM

Check out the February 2015 MVSA Newsletter! There is a lot of great information in this month's edition. Topics included are the February MVSA Meeting, January Awards Ceremony/Luncheon, Calendar of Events, Island Cup Fishing Challenge, latest beach reports and an amazing photo of the Norton Point Breach.

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

2015 Feb. MVSA Newsletter V2.docx

By dbalon on 2/15/2015 8:26 PM
Check out the latest update on the Norton Point Breach. The photo below was taken by Ron Domurat on February 12, 2015. Ron reports it is now only about 20 yards from closing as it tries to connect to Wasque. This is truly amazing!  One can only guess what happened after the storm on Valentine's Day with high winds and tides.

Check out the photo below by clicking on the docuement.


Breach 021215.doc
By dbalon on 1/22/2015 9:39 PM
Check out this incredible photo of what is left of the Norton Point breach. It is now very close to closing and sealing itself off to Wasque Point. Thanks to Bill Brine for this awesome photo and for the Chappy Ferry Facebook page for posting it!

The link below will bring you to the Chappy Ferry Facebook page and directly to the photo. Be sure to check out the Chappy Ferry site as well as it has other pictures of the breach as well. 

Click here to be brought to the Chappy Ferry Facebook page for the full write up.



By dbalon on 1/15/2015 3:33 PM
January 12, 2015
Update by Ron Domurat

"Norton Point has been racing east to a point where it's now less than 150 yards from Wasque which you can see in the distance. It's migrated more than 200 feet in the last week and a half alone. It's still anybodys guess as to when it will close but it appears as though there is some shallow water between the end of Norton Point and Wasque."

Click here to see the photos or click on the PHOTO tab.

By dbalon on 1/2/2015 3:29 PM
MVSA Banquet and Raffle
Saturday, January 24th at noon
Old Whaling Church, Edgartown


Looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming annual banquet/awards/meeting.  Kathi and her team of volunteers have been working hard to get some great raffle prizes and silent auction donations lined up, plus Paula has an outstanding buffet planned.  As always, shucking and set-up help is welcome.  If you have some cycles on Sat morning to help out please join us at ~10:00AM on Jan 24’th

 

A few folks have reached out to let us know they won’t be able to attend.  If you can’t make the banquet and would like to continue your membership just send us a note and your 2015 dues ($30/household).  Make sure you include any contact info changes.  If you would like to participate in the raffle please include your ticket donation and how you would like it applied – schoolie, keeper, or lunker tickets.  If there’s no one at the banquet who can pass along your prize(s) we’ll figure out a way to get it to you.

 

The USPS address for the club is

PO Box 3053

Edgartown, MA 02539

 

Wishing you all  Happy New Year

 

Phil  

By dbalon on 12/16/2014 10:14 PM
Tackling a New Career; Apples Instead of Stripers
Vineyard Gazette
Mark Alan Lovewell
December 15, 2014

Steve V. Purcell sold Larry’s Tackle Shop Monday to Peter and Melissa Sliwkowski of Chappaquiddick. Mr. Purcell is leaving the Island to become a business manager at an orchard farm in North Brookfield. He said he has mixed feelings, both of appreciation and sadness. He said he has had a wonderful time at the store, and fishing the Vineyard with friends and customers.

Mr. Purcell bought the store in 2008, but he worked there for nearly two decades before that. “I had been on the Island six days, and Ruth Meyer, the store owner, offered me a job,” he said.

Read the full article by clicking here.

By dbalon on 12/16/2014 10:01 PM
SSA Awards $36.4 Million Contract for New Freight Ferry
Vineyard Gazette
Olivia Hull
December 15, 2014

The Steamship Authority has awarded a $36.4 million contract for a large new freight ferry.

At a meeting in Hyannis late last week, the boat line governors voted to hire Conrad Shipyard to build the ferry at their shipyard in Morgan City, La.

The steel ferry, which has already been named Woods Hole, will be built inside a large building at the Louisiana shipyard and delivered to Fairhaven by spring of 2016.

The boat will accommodate 384 people and 55 vehicles and will replace the freight ferry Governor, plying both the Nantucket and the Vineyard routes.

Click here to read the entire article. 

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