Narragansett Surfcasters News
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The next meeting will be held on February 19, 2019 at 7 PM.
Our guest speaker will be DJ Muller, speaking on
Culling bigger bass from the present trend of small fish
DJ is an accomplished surf fisherman, author and guide to surfcasters from Maine to the Outer Banks. He brings an energy and enthusiasm to his lectures that is not to be missed, so be sure to come to the meeting.
Tickets will be on sale for a very special raffle of a Van Staal fly fishing reel and LL Bean fly rod combination. This matched 5/6 weight combination can be used in fresh water or in salt for small stripers and hickory shad, especially in the rivers and tidal flats.
Tickets for our Annual Awards Banquet in April will also go on sale at the February meeting for $30.
And this just in… The Banquet will be held at the Spain Restaurant in Narragansett on Tuesday, April 9th at 6 PM. Please note that the 9th is the second Tuesday in April. The restaurant is booked by a large organization for the entire third week of April.
January Meeting: 1/15/19
We kicked off the new year with a bang by having Charley Soares present his 50-year collection of pictures and information on bass stands and striped bass fishing.
If you read Charley’s recent article entitled, Bass Stands, in On The Water magazine, you may guess how exciting and informative this lecture was. Charley came equipped with dozens of pictures and drawings depicting the old bass stands that were erected in the past to give fishermen better access to their striped bass fishing grounds. Some of those artifacts still exist in our area today.
Charley spoke for about 90 minutes and made time afterward to chat with members and mingle. He did not disappoint!
Also be sure to check out the updated Calendar of Events.
Contact Rich at 401 742-9888 to lend a hand at any of these events.
Our annual Christmas Banquet was enjoyed by over fifty Surfcasters on Thursday evening December 20th. The festivities kicked off at 6 PM with beverages and hot appetizers passed around by Spain Restaurant’s mannerly waiters. While everyone mingled and met and swapped tall tales of season’s passed (all true, of course), the waitstaff brought out and served a stunning buffet of mixed greens salad, chicken and peppers, roast pork tenderloin, sautéed shrimp, clams casino, stuffed mushrooms, and so much more! The buffet line moved quickly and no one left hungry, to be sure! After the feast, we moved right along to the raffle. And what a raffle it was – you just had to be there to believe it! The evening concluded with wishes for a Merry Christmas shared by all.
If anyone has pictures taken at the party, please send them in.
November Meeting: 11/20/18
Craig Cantelmo of Van Staal was our guest speaker at this month’s meeting. Craig gave us an engaging overview of Van Staal’s history, its machining and production prowess, and the evolution of the warranty policy it’s known for today. Craig also relayed how the company has used striped bass biomass stock estimates to guide the development of its line of small, lightweight reels.
October Meeting: 10/16/18
Our October meeting featured Surfcasters member Tommy Maguire who entertained us with a humorous and informative seminar on fishing from shore around Block Island.
Members should note that their annual dues can be paid in-person at the November meeting.
Be sure to visit our Cookout photo galleries.
Kid’s Fishing Day
Our annual Kid’s Fishing Day was held on Saturday, May 19th.
See photos in the Member Area.
April Awards Dinner photos are posted in the Member Area.
Hats off to Cliff Richer for organizing such a wonderful event, gathering the many, many raffle goodies, and keeping track of the million little details that benefit our Club in every way.
March Meeting: 3/20/18
Get Your Ticket: Call 401-207-2050 or email email@example.com to reserve a ticket.