Fishing

Rules:

(Members only) Hours: Daily Sunrise to Sunset

  1. Members only. Wear your badges or be able to show them if asked.
  2. Catch limit, 3 fish per day. (Unlimited catch and release permitted provided barbs on hooks are removed and you must keep injured fish.)
  3. Absolutely no corn permitted.
  4. A valid Massachusetts Fishing License is required and you must comply with Mass. Fishing Regulations.
  5. Do not introduce fish from any other waters into the club pond. (Exceptions: shiners or minnows for bait.)
  6. Ice fishing permitted.
  7. Do not leave benches, barrels, or trash on the ice.
  8. Vehicles are not permitted on the pond’s berms. (Except as required for maintenance.)

For purposes of fish stocking the pond will be lose before fishing derbies. In the interest of safety, the pond and/or ranges may be closed to allow operation of other club functions. Please observe posted signs.

Mass Hunting & Fishing Information:

Use this link to Mass Wildlife Hunting, Fishing and Trapping information including downloadable copies of the 2019 Hunting and Saltwater Guides
http://www.eregulations.com/massachusetts/huntingandfishing/

Fish Committee Report (Jan 2020):

Angler of the Month-2020 will again feature the Angler of the Month contest.  This is open to all members.  Please record any nice catch you have, with a picture, and size and weight, where caught and any other support information.  A winner will be determined for any month fish are turned in. Contact Greg at gplaflamme@comcast.net for entries or further information.

ANNUAL ONE HOLER-This year’s event will be held on January 25th, conditions permitting.  The entry is $5 for each member, and we will enter up to 30 anglers.  This will run from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with anglers fishing in one assigned hole and rotating to a new assigned hole each hour.  The entry fee goes to a 50/50 raffle for those present, with the remainder going toward prizes for the Kid’s Fishing Derby. Contact Greg to enter or for information.

BLOCKHEAD ICE OUT CONTEST-A 50/50 raffle will be held to mark ice out of the Club Pond.  A large block will be placed on the ice at the end of the One Holer.  Members can choose a date of when the block will fall through.  Registration is $5.  The date can be rotated into the next month(s) if needed.  The balance of the winnings goes toward prizes for the Kid’s Fishing Derby.  Contact Greg to enter or for information.

KID’S FISHING DERBY-This year’s event will tentatively be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th.  Further information will be delivered at the February General Membership Meeting.  All are welcome, not just members.  Donations of gear, cash, gift cards, etc., for prizes is always appreciated. I am asking for the club to spend up to $2500 for a spring stocking as we did last year.

BIG STRIPER CONTEST-The 2019 contest had only 6 entrants.  Of those 6, 2 contestants turned in fish.  1st Prize goes to Stan Harackewicz with a catch of 27 lbs., 44” and  2nd prize goes to Peter Allaire with a catch of 22 lbs., 39”.  Congratulations to both.  Let’s make 2020 a bigger contest like we used to.  I will begin taking registrations in February and issue rules at that time.

ANGLER OF THE YEAR-I truly enjoy presenting this award as recognition of great fishing among our members.  Several fish were turned in this year.  Among them, Ron Rana caught 2 nice cusk from Lake Winnipesauke last winter.  Paul Polewarczyk caught a beautiful sailfish down south.  James Bastarche caught a monster and personal best smallmouth.  We have the two stripers just mentioned.  But one member turned in a number of fish.  They were not all of great size, but there were many.  Also, this member has always had good luck fishing and has been a great supporter of fishing and of many of the activities held at the club.  He has been an influential member at the club and is a strong presence in advocating for the sports.  I congratulate Rich Pineo as the 2019 Angler of the Year.

Video:

  • Cameron Pierce provided a nice under water video of the Eight Point Pond. To view the video just click the link below:
    Pond Video link.

Photos:

Greg LaFlamme Fish Committee Chairperson

8PT Fishack

8PT Fishing Pond Pond (Panorama)

Kids Fishing Derby 2019