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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 4/16/2019 12:49 PM

On Earth Day, Saturday April 20, 2019, there will be an island-wide beach clean-up.


The event is sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS), but our club has traditionally been responsible for clean-up of Norton Point and South Beach. In recent years, only a few dedicated members of our club have been showing up. 


Men & women of the club: can we do better this year? It’s one of our ways of giving back to the community, and of supporting our ecologic mission.


Just show up (no need to register in advance) at the left fork restroom/changing area on 


Saturday April 20, 2019 at 10 am.  


Gloves and bags are provided; many members bring their own gloves. Clean-up lasts until 12:00pm, or earlier if the work is completed. A lot of volunteers will make for a good time and short work. 


And free food afterwards from the VCS at the MV Sailing  Camp Park in OB from 12:00 – 2 pm! The clean-up after party will include a raffle. (see below)




"VCS Earth Day Beach Clean-Up After Party

Join the Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) at the Oak Bluffs Sailing Camp for great food, a free raffle, and to compare your treasure hunting stories. There will be plenty of soups, salad and pizza for all. And of course there will be treats. No hardworking beach-cleaner should go without some refreshments.

This year’s event will feature two raffles, one for adults and another for the kids. We will be giving out prizes all party long. Another fun prize comes courtesy of the MV Shellfish Group, who are holding their fundraiser extravaganza later that night: show your selfie from the Beach Clean-Up at the door and get $5 off of admission. Finally, many thanks to Coral Shockey from Featherstone Center for the Arts for bringing some art education to the event, sharing the joy of creative garbage-craft with kids of all ages. 

 Saturday, April 20 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

 Sailing Camp Park 

177 Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557"

By dbalon on 4/16/2019 12:35 PM
The March MVSA Newsletter is out and Spring is well underway with some nice warm days ahead.  The Stripers will be here soon so don't get caught dusting off your equipment when the bite is on. In this edition, there is a special section for Ken Beebe's Alaskan Fishing trip awesome!
Other great topics are included such as the club monthly meeting updates, Beach Cleanup (April 20), Beach Picnics, Used Tackle sale, Calendar of Events and more.
Click on the link below to go directly to the March 2019 Newsletter.
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.

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