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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 3/6/2019 11:42 AM
The February MVSA Newsletter is out as we edge out of winter and closer to the 2019 fishing season! Mother Nature threw 16+ inches of snow on the mainland but that just gives everyone more time to get their fishing gear ready. In this edition, there are also some great pics from the January MVSA Banquet and Raffle. It was an awesome event!
Other great topics are included such as the club monthly meeting updates, 2018 MVSA In-House Derby awards, MVSA Angler of the Year 2018 (Hint: Think of a fancy drink), MVSA Club Library update, MVSA Annual Dues, Calendar of Events and more.
Click on the link below to go directly to the February 2019 Newsletter.
By dbalon on 1/22/2019 12:25 PM
The first MVSA Newsletter is out to kickoff the 2019 fishing season! Get in on all the action and check out an already busy calendar of events. Most importantly the Annual MVSA meeting, banquet and raffle is being held on Saturday, January 26 at the Old Whaling Church.
There are other great topics as well such as the club monthly meeting updates, Military Care Packages, update on the MV Shellfish Group, MVSA Annual Dues, the latest MVSA swag, Calendar of Events and more.

Click the link below for the January 2019 Newsletter.
By dbalon on 1/22/2019 12:19 PM

The Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters will hold their annual meeting, awards presentation, and banquet on Saturday Jan 26’th at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.  Doors open at noon and the event runs from 1:00 PM to approximately 4:00 PM.   There will be a raffle and silent auction to raise funds for the multiple island causes the club supports, including Scholarships for Island students, the Rod and Gun annual Trout Derby, and others.  Current and perspective members are welcome.

Please remember to bring food to share. If your last name starts with:

A - G    Appetizer

H -M    Salad

N - Z    Dessert

Other great food, soda, and water will be provided. You do not need to rsvp or respond with what you are bringing-just bring it.

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

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