Fall Meetings

  Next Club Meeting Monday, May 8 2017

  Captain Skip Montello - Let's Go Catching! Cape Ann, Plum Island and Joppa Flats

This month's speaker will be Skip Montello who will present his talk "Let's Go Catching" about the opportunities available in the Cape Ann, Plum Island and Joppa Flats fisheries. A local guide, Skip has developed a number of great fly patterns such as Skip's Spike Mackerel, the Trickster flies and Skip's Shrimp. He has given numerous presentations on the great fishing from shore or boat to be had from both sides of Cape Ann. Captain Montello writes a monthly segment for On The Water magazine covering the North Shore area, and is a widely sought after author and seminar speaker.  

The May meeting is also the night to sign up for our Spring/Summer outings!

Jack Webb Plum Island / Merrimack River Shore Trip

Gloucester Shore Trip

Skill Building On the Water Day

Casting Clinic

Merrimack River Boat Trip

Maine Shore Trip

RI Boat Trip

Dates and more information will be in the May newsletter, The Moontides 











Monday, May 8, 2017 Matt Kelleher, Fly Fishing the North Shore in May 

Local fishing guide and owner of CAPEFISH, a outfitting and fly tackle store located in South Hamilton, will present fishing the NorthShore of Massachusetts. The north shore with beaches, rivers, estuaries, islands, and sounds is a ideal coastline for wadding, kayaking or fishing from a boat. Matt's presentation should get everyone excited for the upcoming season!

Monday, October 2, 2017 Ray Stachelrk. Fishing Rhode Island

Monday, November 13, 2017 Rick Little, Saltwater Fishing-Lessons Learned 

Rick, owner of Shadcreek Flies located in Hamstead NH, is a company that creates quality, productive flies for the discerning fisherman. Rick will present lessons he has learned fishing the New Hampshire coastline and the north shore of Massachusetts. He will discuss the ways in which he has adapted his freshwater fishing knowledge and skills to the saltwater experience and provide some tips, that might be helpful to the freshwater angler who is interested in exploring our New England coastal waters.

Monday, December 11, 2017 Joe Calcavecchia, Flies and Fly Tying 

January 8, 2018. Rich Strolis, Fishing the Farmington River Conn. 

Febuary, 2018 TBA 

March 2018 Captain Mark Dysinger, Where the Fish Are! 

April 2018, Chart Night




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Annual Fishing Outings

 Each year the club holds a number of outings and events for members. Sign-up lists for club trips will be at the welcome table at the May meeting. Fishing outings are open to members only.  Participation by members may be limited for reasons of weather, safety or space. Members must sign up in advance to participate in a fishing trip. Dates and details of each trip will be published in the club newsletter, The Moon Tides.

May 2017-Jack Webb Plum Island/ Merrimack River Shore Trip- an evening wade-fishing trip on the north end of Plum Island. Open to all club members. New members are encouraged to attend and meet and fish with fellow fly rodders familiar with the area.

June 2017 Skill Building Clinic- shore trip which includes instructions for beginner to advance saltwater anglers. Casting, rigging, fly selection and techniques for all levels taught by experienced club members.

June 2017 Merrimack River Boat Trip - an evening boat trip on the Merrimack River on the perfect flooding tide to fish Joppa Flats. A great opportunity for club members who don't own a boat to fish the Merrimack with one of our many experienced captains.

June 2017 BBQ and Casting Clinic - Sailsbury Beach 

June 2017 Project Healing Waters- instruction by club members on saltwater basics offered to injured military service personnel and disabled veterans.

Boat Fishing Outings are RESERVATION ONLY. In the event we have more guests than allowable given the available boat space, names will be drawn at random. You will receive additional information via the club newsletter as to when and how to make your reservation.

Other Special Events

From time to time, the club holds additional skill-building events such as casting clinics, fly tying demonstrations, and others for members.

                                             2016 June 18 Casting Clinic will be back at Salisbury Beach this year.