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Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
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Edgartown, MA 02539
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By dbalon on 5/1/2023 9:38 AM
Dust off those rods, reels and tackle...The Schoolies have arrived! The bigger fish won't be too far behind. Check out the April newsletter that is packed with information about the upcoming season, lots of events and other great information. There is some great info on the Island Cup, MV Fishermen's Preservation Trust, Chappy OSV updates, Raffles, Promotions and so much more!

Check out the full April 2023 Newsletter at the link below.



By dbalon on 4/14/2023 6:49 PM
Please see the summary provided by Chris Kennedy (Former Superintendent TTOR) of the OSV ConCom hearing held on 4/5/23. This meeting was to discuss the OSV access on Chappy.

Chris's summary can be viewed at the link below:



By dbalon on 4/8/2023 5:37 PM
The latest OSV updates are listed below in the summary provided by MVBAG. There are updates and articles for both Norton Point Beach OSV Beach Access and Chappy OSV beach access.

By dbalon on 4/8/2023 5:29 PM
The March 2023 MVSA Newsletter has been released. Everyone is getting anxious for the Stripers to return as the temperatures warm up. Dust off that fishing equipment and get ready for the 2023 season!

This edition has some great information on the March meeting, club meeting notes, upcoming events and more.

There is also a great section highlighting the speech Paul Schultz gave on his duty in Vietnam (Thanks Paul!).

Please also check out the Calendar of Events as it has been updated.

The full newsletter can be viewed at the link below:

By dbalon on 4/2/2023 4:45 PM
Please see the link below to an urgent update and summary for the Chappy OSV beach access. There is a very important meeting coming up on April 5, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. where TTOR will be presenting to ConCom.
If the Notice of Intent and associated Beach Management Plan is not approved there will be NO PUBLIC OSV ACCESS ON CHAPPY.   All the details are in the summary so please read this document fully to stay up to date.

If possible, please attend this meeting, share your support and let your voice be heard. The meeting link and details are linked inside the enclosed document.

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.

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