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Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters
Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539
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Another MVSA Blog by Dave
By dbalon on 3/20/2023 6:42 PM
Although the MVSA may have not been as visible as MVBAG (Martha's Vineyard Beach Access Group), MVSA and their members have been invaluable. We want to thank all of you who have participated in this process and provided input.

If the portion of Cape Pogue Refuge (North of Jetty to the Gut) was not pulled from the current NOI (Notice of Intent), the possibility of 0% public access for the 2023 season was very real. Instead of losing 35% of public access, we were advocating for having 65% as early as possible (Norton Point to The Jetty)

A separate and distinct NOI will be filed to allow a public discussion on the part of the property (Cape Pogue Refuge, North of Jetty to the Gut) that has the most concerns, issues and complexity. Everybody (except for a couple of vocal opponents) are pretty much on the same page that a separate filing will be issued later in the season - including The Trustees. This was already in a separate press release.
By dbalon on 3/5/2023 6:01 PM
The February 2023 Newsletter is out and has some great information! Check out all the successes and awards given out for our accomplished MVSA anglers in 2022. These were given out at the February banquet which was a huge success. Special thanks to everyone that helped out and made this come together. 

The Newsletter has a summary of all the topics covered in the February meeting. Also check out all the pictures of our top 2022 MVSA Anglers and their awards. Great accomplishments!

Our 2023 Event Calendar has also been updated.

The full Newsletter is available at the link below.

By dbalon on 1/3/2023 9:04 AM
The January 2023 MVSA Newsletter is out. This newsletter kicks off 2023 with all kinds of great information articles and great photos! Check out the news on the Christmas party (with Santa!), updated club meeting notes, monthly prizes, calendar of events etc...

There is also a detailed update from John Piekos on the M.V. Beach Access Group (MVBAG). This is a must read to stay up to date on the beach access and the TTOR Beach Management Plan.

The entire newsletter can be read at the following link:

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:

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