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Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
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By dbalon on 4/26/2016 11:58 AM

The Stripers are here along with the April 2016 MVSA Newsletter!!! Check out this 7 page, action packed newsletter with all kinds of great information! Topics in the April Newsletter include the first caught striper details, April Meeting notes (and dinner prepared by Master Chef and surf angler, Pat Toomey), upcoming Used Tackle Sale, First Fish of The Year contest, Earth Day Cleanup, Make Your Own Lure Contest, Island Cup Challenge, Calendar Events, Phil Cronin's newly released CD and so much more.

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

2016 April MVSA Newsletter.pdf

By dbalon on 4/18/2016 7:37 PM

The 2016 Striper Season is off to an early start on the Vineyard. Early reports say the first fresh striper was caught on Martha's Vineyard on April 14th! There are multiple reports of Stripers being caught as this nice Spring weather has kicked things into gear. Where they are being caught, when and on what are of course always secretive so just get out there and wet a line!

Fish On!

By dbalon on 4/14/2016 9:22 AM

MVSA collected a large amount of provisions that were to be sent to SSG Joseph Larson and his unit, somewhere in Iraq. The unit benefitted from the MVSA donations a few months back. He again sent his sincere thanks and said that because they will soon be back stateside he said not to send anymore packages.

If we are going to collect and send packages in the future we will have to keep our ears open for military members who are serving overseas.

By dbalon on 4/14/2016 9:07 AM



The Wampanoag Natural Resources Dept is looking for volunteers to help plant beach grass on the recently replenished Lobsterville Beach.  The planting will take place April 24’th from 9:00 – 3:00.  You’re probably aware that the sand dredged from the Menemsha channel over the winter was used to replenish the beach on the West Basin side.  If you haven’t been up there to see it yet 1) it’s pretty amazing, and 2) this would be a great opportunity to see it and help out with this important project.  Link to the Dept site and additional details


Looks like coffee, water, snacks, and LUNCH from an up-island food truck will be provided.  Bob Lane brought this event to the club’s attn: and will be there.  If you attend pls take some pics and email them to me.  I’ll make sure Ron gets them for the newsletter, and Dave for the web site.  I won’t be able to participate in the planting (off-island day job), but will be there for the beach cleanup the following Sun, April 30, 10:00 AM, Left Fork.


Please help for a few hours if you can, very important fishing spot, I can vouch for at least two big albies that came out of the Bowl two Derbies ago J



By dbalon on 3/25/2016 9:58 AM

March 2016 Beach Update from The Trustees

Chris Kennedy

Many of you have probably heard about the disagreement between the County Commissioners and the Trustees over renewal of a long term agreement for the management of Norton Point Beach by TTOR.  We are hopeful this issue can get resolved in the next few weeks.  Our current agreement with the County expires on 3/31 but we intend to continue to manage the beach as long as it appears we are making some progress with the County to resolve our differences.  We have an incredible staff that work at all of the beaches and who put the resource and public access high on their list.  Continued...

Click on the link below for the full report:

March 2016 TTOR Beach Update.pdf

By dbalon on 3/25/2016 9:41 AM

Spring is here and so is the March 2016 MVSA Newsletter!!! Check out the Kick Off to Spring newsletter with all kinds of detailed information to get you ready! Topics in the March Newsletter include the March Meeting notes, Used Tackle Sale, First Fish of The Year, Earth Day, Make Your Own Lure Contest, Club Library, Island Cup Challenge, Calendar Events, Striper Harvest, Piping Plover, and the upcoming April MVSA meeting.

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

MVSA March 2016 Newsletter.pdf

By dbalon on 2/20/2016 11:48 AM
The February 2016 MVSA Newsletter is now available! Another great newsletter with all kinds of detailed information to get you ready for Spring! Topics in the February Newsletter include the MVSA Banquet summary, Member Dues, Striper Facts, Trustees Beach Report, Science Fair Winner and the upcoming March MVSA meeting.

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

2016 Feb MVSA Newsletter.pdf

By dbalon on 1/31/2016 5:48 PM
2nd Annual Goose Hummock Offshore Bluewater Bash
February 5th & 6th, 2016
Quincy Boston Marriot
1000 Marriot Drive
Quincy, MA 02169

The 2nd Annual Goose Hummock Offshore Bluewater Bash on Feb 5th and 6th, 2016 at the Quincy Marriott will be even bigger then our inaugural bash last year. It will be two days of intensive hands on big game offshore fishing instructions and tactics taught by some of the best captains and crews in the industry. We are focusing on bluefin to the bluewater and canyons. We promise you an over the top experience like no other!

500 tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis. There will be no tickets sold at the door.

Click here to be brought directly to the event website and for ticket/pricing details.
By dbalon on 1/22/2016 9:45 AM

The movie The Finest Hour is being screened at the MV Film Society Jan 29-31.  It depicts the heroic rescue of the crew of a stricken oil tanker in 1952 by a Coast Guard Crew from Chatham.  The Jan 31st,  4:00 PM screening is being sponsored by several island organizations, including the MV Derby.  Members of the Coast Guard, both past and present will be on hand for that screening, and will discuss the movie/take questions from the audience.  Nelson sent me a note about the sponsored event, to let the club know that tickets will sell out fast.  Please see the MV Times writeup in today’s paper

and the MV Film Society web site to purchase tickets

By dbalon on 1/18/2016 2:06 PM
Check out the first MVSA Newsletter of 2016! The snow is starting to fly now and temps are dropping but the January 2016 Newsletter is red hot and action packed! There is all kinds of great information in this month's edition to help get you through the winter. 

Topics in the January Newsletter include Member Dues, Treasurer's Report, Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, Striper Update, Soldiers Care Packages, Used Tackle Sale, Beach Reports, Shellfish Update, Calendar events, etc...

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

2016 JAN MVSA NewsletterV3.pdf
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