Thanks for a great turnout on A1. Nobody was left behind on the stumps, but Im sure you all heard me come close a few times. With 2 events down, only 5 lbs separates the top 5 teams. One of the closest starts in years. We'll see you all in June at the CT River Northtfield for a 6:00a.m. start. Hope everyone is doing their brown bass homework.
Thanks for a successful first tourney with no issues. The day was tough, but congratulations to Mike and Matt for their return and 1st place victory. The next one is at A1 in Westboro and its a 6:00a.m. start.
A couple changes this year. In the past, anyone bringing a short fish to weigh in was penalized 1 lb. The foundation of our club has always been not to clog it up with penalties and other b.s. no one enjoys so this year anyone who brings a short fish to weigh in will be given a one time "mulligan". The down side is you will have to pose with your fish, and it will be posted on our new Wall of Shame page. Id like to thank Mike Pavone for volunteering to go first. Next one will cost you a pound.
Also, our night tournament in July will no longer be at Stumpfield Marsh. NH denied us because they said it could disturb livestock. Thats right, we might wake the cows. Fortunately Mike planned ahead and sent in back up permits so we will be having it on Webster Lake. It will be a full moon and should be awesome. If youve never been, try to carpool and get there early. Parking is very limited.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the ice derby. Congrats to 8 year old Aiden Butler for biggest bass, and that guy from Shirley whos name I cant remember for biggest pickerel. hopefully someday we'll see our boats again
A couple updates. Just checked the pond. There is only ankle deep snow on it so the derby will be on. Also the address on the application page to send your money was wrong. Dont send a check to the White tail circle address. Send it to the new one up there, give it to me or Mike directly, or bring it to the first event
Tournament Schedule page is updated
****2015 Ice Fishing Derby****
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:00-2:00
Round Meadow Pond Westminster MA
$30 Entry Fee $400 biggest bass $200 biggest pickerel
Free Burgers and Dogs
We've decided to go smaller and will have the derby on Round Meadow Pond. The format and payout will be the same as last year, just a smaller venue. You are encouraged to get there early as we will allow the holes to be drilled prior to the start. Tip ups in at seven when the horn sounds. From either direction on Rte 2 take exit 25. The pond touches the West bound lane. Cant miss it. All members are encouraged to attend. Even if you dont ice fish, come hang out and lend a hand. See you there!
Sorry for the long break without any updates. This year we are going to change it up a bit. Instead of a 10 tourney season, we are going to do an 8 tourney season with a big money event to close the year. Dues will be the same as last year. $50 a member for club dues, $500 a team entry fees paid prior to the first tourney($600 per team). You can send me your money any time you want, or bring it to the first event. It looks like we will have 10 boats this year and some real nice payouts. The schedule page has not been updated because we are still waiting to hear back from NH on their permits. We submitted them in October, and they take forever. I can tell you for sure the first three will be in Mass and they will be Manchaug Pond in Sutton, Sunday May 3. A-1 in Westboro, Saturday May 16. Ct River Northfield, Sunday June 14. The next four are NH and we should hear from them any day. Hopefully they will be Powder Mill Pond in Hancock NH, Sunday June 28. Stumpfield Marsh in Hopkinton NH will be our only night tourney on Friday July 31. August will be Lake Monomonac in Rindge NH. And September will be Great Pond in Kingston NH, then Lake Wampanoag(Camp Collier) to end the season. I will hold a meeting, or get in touch with everybody sometime in March to go over the big money end of the year event. Id like to go somewhere new that nobody knows, or somewhere familiar that everyone does so nobody has an advantage. So start thinking of places you like.