OAC E-News – July 31, 2018

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E-News for July  31, 2018 

 

Manager’s Corner- William Ferretti    
 
In case you missed it, here is a reprint of the article posted in the Cape Cod Times about the Ladies Shoal Troll.
 

“Fish caught, money raised in war against breast cancer
The Ladies Shoal Troll is nothing if not colorful.
Since proceeds benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, many (most) of the participants wear pink shirts and some go so far as to get custom hats made for their crew. The event is held at the Osterville Anglers Club at their supreme clubhouse down on Crosby Basin.
Right next door sits Bill Koch’s place. Full flags flying from the 12-meter racing yacht he uses as a lawn ornament. There was a wedding going on there. Security was tight. I visibly worried the valets when I pulled up in my old rust bucket, but I was heading for the fishing tournament.
There were some true “gator” blues at the weigh-in and the winner was Brenna McCoubrey’s lunker 14.85-pounder.
Tamra Haspel won for biggest striped bass with a rock solid 25-pounder that was nearly as big as the second and third place bass combined.
Tamar is a very interesting person. She and her husband Kevin Flaherty own an oyster grant in Barnstable Harbor and grow, raise, hunt and kill much of their diet. Tamar writes a blog called Starving off the Land about how they moved from Manhattan to the Cape and now do things like raise pigs for food.
Seventy-six women competed on 22 boats and they raised over $17,000 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which keeps the money local.
Way to go, ladies!”  CC Times
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Arrived at the club this morning to many emails with great fishing results of the weekend. Kitty Kania caught a 262 lb Porbeagle (Shark), Sam Jaxtimer landed a monster 466 lb Bluefin tuna, Michael Singer a 7.9 lb fluke and Jackson Friel (a Sponsored Youth member) a 23.9 lb striped bass.  Please see the OAC Derby updates below.
 
 
     

 

     

Please mark your calendar- the OAC is having a youth scavenger hunt August 21st from 4-6pm. Members with children or grandchildren under 16 are encouraged to join us for a boat scavenger hunt around Three Bays in search of various items. Don’t worry if you do not have a boat- you are still welcome to participate and we will find a spot on a boat for you.  If anyone is willing to take on a few extra passengers, that would be great.  

Please RSVP to the Club bu August 10th.
Do NOT forget the life jackets for the children.   

   

     

        

      

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com
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PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 

 

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OAC E-News & Ladies Shoal Troll Recap – July 25, 2018

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E-News for July  24, 2018 

 

Manager’s Corner- William Ferretti    
 
By any standard, the 2018 Ladies Shoal Troll was a gigantic success!
 
Number of women participants:     76
Number of boats:                   22
Money raised for Making Strides   $17,000+
Biggest fish:                        25.35 lbs
Fun & smiles:                         everyone
 
I must admit when I arrived at OAC this past winter the work on the Ladies Shoal Troll had already begun.  The flyer was printed in January and I had absolutely no idea what all the hype was about.  Now I know!
 
Let’s start with the cause: funds raised will benefit American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer ON Cape Cod.  The proceeds are put to use locally- free rides to/from cancer treatment centers for patients on the Cape, helping women manage side effects of treatment, lodging at Boston Hope Lodge at no cost to CC patients -just to name a few.  
 
An event of this size requires two basic elements: organization and execution. Special thanks to Bob Lewis and Missy McGraw for a job well done!
 
Please see the tournament results below as well as the updated YTD Sellars Points.
 
And, a few good photos. 
   
 
Please mark your calendar- the OAC is having a youth scavenger hunt August 21st from 4-6pm. Members with children or grandchildren under 16 are encouraged to join us for a boat scavenger hunt around Three Bays in search of various items. Don’t worry if you do not have a boat- you are still welcome to participate and we will find a spot on a boat for you.  If anyone is willing to take on a few extra passengers, that would be great.  
Please RSVP to the Club bu August 10th.
Do NOT forget the life jackets for the children.   

   

     

        

     

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com

Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 
 

OAC E-News – July 17, 2018

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E-News for July  17, 2018 

 

Manager’s Corner- William Ferretti    
 
The Osterville Rotary Tournament of this past Saturday was a grand success. The results are posted below.
 
This coming weekend is the OAC sponsored Ladies Shoal Troll which continues to be a real fun, well attended event. The generosity of the many donor/sponsors continues to amaze!
 
There will be a captains’ meeting this Friday @ 6:00 pm (registration sign up 5-6, with a brief meeting at 6 pm sharp) at OAC for the Ladies Shoal Troll. Chowder from Wimpy’s will be served.  On Saturday fishing commences at 6Am-1PM, weigh-in is 1-3pm at OAC followed by lots of food, fun and prize giving.  The entry fee for this event is $50 per angler, which includes a shirt and hat.  There will be food at the weigh in and also 3-5 served inside the club.  A detailed schedule and menu will be published in tomorrow’s enews.  
   
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For the inside Nantucket Sound division, Art Hughes had the 1st place bluefish on his boat and JR Magee had 3rd.  Frank Torbey picked up the first King Mackerel of the season and E.J. had a 2.75 lb Black Sea Bass.  There was a nice BBQ and awards dinner with live music at the Wianno Yacht Club following the tournament.    
 
 
  Though the skies are gray, OAC is brighter than ever. Many thanks to our many corporate sponsors!
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Please mark your calendar- the OAC is having a youth scavenger hunt August 21st from 4-6pm. Members with children or grandchildren under 16 are encouraged to join us for a boat scavenger hunt around Three Bays in search of various items. Don’t worry if you do not have a boat- you are still welcome to participate and we will find a spot on a boat for you.  If anyone is willing to take on a few extra passengers, that would be great.  
Please RSVP to the Club bu August 10th.
Do NOT forget the life jackets for the children.   

   

     

        

     

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com

Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 
 

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OAC E-News – July 11, 2018

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E-News for July  11, 2018 

 

Manager’s Corner- William Ferretti    
 
The Osterville Rotary Tournament is this Saturday, July 14th.  There will be a captains’ meeting this Friday @ 5:30pm at OAC. Fishing commences at 6Am-2PM, weigh-in is 2-4pm at Wianno Yacht Club followed by a barbeque, awards, live & silent auctions and a live band.  
Entry fee is $200/boat (for three people including barbecue tickets). Each additional angler is $50. There is also an in-shore division for boats under 26′ and a youth division for those under 15.  
 
 
The Ladies Shoal Troll will be the following Saturday. Details to follow. 
 
Still like to be a sponsor for the Ladies Shoal Troll? MUST advise the club by tomorrow/July 12th to be included on the banner. Please call the club at 508-420-4336. 
 
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Very pleased to welcome and announce that Matthew Trotto has been elected to membership.  Matt resides locally and is an avid angler.   
 
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Lastly, please see the updated Current Leaders and Point Standing (as of July 10th).    


 

     

      

  

    

 

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PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 
 

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OAC E-News – May 29, 2018

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E-News for May 29, 2018

 

 

The Manager’s Corner- William Ferretti
 

 

 
IMPORTANT CLUB UPDATES 

   

Change of Plans for Coggeshall Opener & Father’s Day Tournament 
 
Due to the weather conditions of this past weekend, we have moved the Larry Coggeshall Season Opener to this coming Sunday, June 3rd.  Therefore, if you didn’t sign up at the captain’s meeting, you still have plenty of time to sign up this week. Please email Bill or call Bob Lewis at 617-875-2200.  It looks like we will have at least 10+ boats for the Larry Coggeshall Season Opener.
 
And, the Father’s Day Tournament has also been rescheduled. It will now be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17th.  
 
 There is NO registration fee for OAC members and only $10 for your non member guests. You have to register your boat by Saturday night at 6 pm May 26th. Call Bill at the club or again, Bob Lewis at 617-875-2200.
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Three Bays Spin/Fly Re-cap
This past Saturday we had a nice day for the Three Bays spin/fly tournament.  This is a catch and release event and the objective is to catch the greatest number of fish.  This year Frank Torbey came out on top for spin with 16 releases and John Lake was the top fly angler with 3 releases.  Ken Cirillo had a nice bluefish explode on his popper and weighed it for the derby…just shy of 12 lbs…not bad for North Bay!  
 
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Boatwise Safe Boating Certificate
Saturday June 2, 2018
The Club has organized a boat safety course taught by New England Maritime. This course is designed as a refresher course for adult boaters, spouses and youth members that are at least 12 years old and would like a license to operate a boat. In some cases, this certification can also lower your boat insurance premium.
The course will include a rather in depth discussion of navigational beacons, use of horns, proper fueling procedures and much more. The course will be conducted on Saturday, June 2nd , 8AM- 4PM, and the cost is $99/person. We already have the required 10 participants, so it is a go for sure. Please call the Club ASAP for details (508-420-4336) or email us at oac@ostervilleanglersclub.com 
 
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This past Saturday evening was the Opening Day 2018 dinner and the welcoming of new members.   
 
The event was a grand success due to the hard work of members Fran & Bob Clay, Peggy Cirillo and Ann Marie and Steve Tenaglia who made the center pieces, made appetizers and desserts and planned the menu catered by The Chart Room.
 
There wasn’t an empty seat to be had!   
 
 

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 This article ran a few years ago in the Club’s E-News   
 
 

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

It is the number two cause of accidental death in children age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents). Of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening. https://www.soundingsonline.com/voices/drowning-doesnt-look-like-drowning

  

 

 

    

 

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PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 
 

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OAC E-News – May 3rd, 2018

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E-News for May 3, 2018 -2 

 

UPDATE



The Manager’s Corner- William Ferretti

This Saturday’s Round Table now has it all: personnel from Navionics, giving away Roffs Fishing Analysis, bagels and NOW freshly brewed Back Draft Roast Carrabassett coffee delivered a few moments ago by its owner (and OAC member) Rob Miller.  Carrabassett Coffee Company is a 2018 Platinum Sponsor. 

 

Saturday, May 5th, Mobile App Round Table led by Ken Cirillo 

 

Radar Apps, Weather Apps, Fishing Apps, Tide & Current Apps, Shark Location Apps, Boating/Navigation Apps…….there certainly isn’t a shortage of Marine Mobile Apps available to make our time on the water more enjoyable, safe and productive.

We’ll review some of the more popular Apps in use, plus some that you might not be aware. Learn some tips from your fellow members (and be ready to share!).

And, pleased to announce that Shaun Ruge of Navionics will be on hand if anyone has questions about using the Navionics Boating app.

And, the Club will be giving away a one day ($70) Roffs Fishing Analysis

 

 It will be an educational and fun time, and just in time for the season.

 

             Saturday, May 5th
 
              9:00-11:00am  
 
          FREE to members and guests
 
         Coffee & Bagels will be provided
 
        Please RSVP by Thursday May, 3rd.



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Boat safety: Next week we’ll update the information on this program.  Please note that this event is also open to adults. The date has changed to one day- June 2nd (all day).  Much more to follow.  

 
       

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Received an email yesterday from  Henry O’Shaughnessy wanting to alert OAC members that there is great haddock bite on Stellwagon Bank.  

 




            

 

 

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PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 
 

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OAC E-News – April 25, 2018

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E-News for April 25, 2018  

 

The Manager’s Corner – William Ferretti

Reminder: May 2nd at 6PM the rescheduled education series with Zee Crocker and the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition.  Most interesting and of local importance!  Please see more below.

Another Record?  While on a family trip down in Miami, OAC member Courtney Bridge landed a 14 lb False Albacore.  This looks to be a new Club leaderboard record, surpassing the current leader in the women’s spot, Fran Clay (10.37 lb in 2016). 
 

Tayton, Courtney, Shay, GW & Chatham


A little history.
An Old Cape Cod Lighthouse You May Have Not Heard Of
February 22, 2018

Nantucket Sound is a body of water bordered by the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket and also the southern coast of Cape Cod. It is more than 570 square miles in size, is relatively shallow and has some hazardous rocky coastlines. It is due to these factors, plus the fact that it is a busy route for vessels, that Nantucket Sound is home to seven currently active lighthouses and still contains the deactivated towers of two others. These beacons help to guide ships safely into their respective ports. However, did you know that in addition to lighthouses which adorn the coastline that at one time there was another beacon located several miles out in the sound?

 
At the southern tip of Great Island in West Yarmouth stands the deactivated Point Gammon Lighthouse. It was put in place in 1816 to help guide vessels safely around the dangerous boulders located in the waters offshore. Despite the new lighthouse there were still numerous shipwrecks in the decades which followed. This was due in part to the fact that the lantern at Point Gammon was not powerful enough to be seen far out in the sound and also to a pair of rock ledges located approximately three miles off of Great Island. Legend has it that there once was an island five-miles in circumference which stood in Nantucket Sound, covered in green grass during the summer, that over time eroded away leaving only the rock ledges behind. Bishop Ledge, the larger, and Clerks Ledge, the smaller, were continuing to wreak havoc on shipping lanes between the Cape and Islands.
Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
 
Initially a lightship was stationed just west of the ledges before it was decided in 1856 to build a lighthouse in the location. $20,000 was put aside by Congress for a tower. The sixty-eight-foot Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse would be constructed in the image of Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse located off the coast of Cohasset which opened in 1855. The stone tower would be illuminated for the first time in October 1858, though it would not be fully completed until early the following year. Point Gammon Lighthouse initially had its lantern reduced in power to help mariners distinguish it from the new lighthouse before finally being deactivated all together.
 
The first lighthouse keeper would be John Peak whose father Samuel was ironically keeper at Point Gammon forty years earlier. Though reducing them, the new lighthouse did not completely put an end to the shipwrecks in the vicinity. A large unknown vessel was lost in the area around Bishop and Clerks during a raging storm in April 1879 and another well publicized wreck occurred in January 1881.
  
This photo is of Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse in the early 1950′s, not too long before it was destroyed. Courtesy of Bass River Yacht Club/Ralph M. Lincoln Collection.
Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse would stand stoically three miles off the Cape Cod coast for decades, well into the 20th century. However, the merciless ocean would begin to take its toll on the stone beacon. Constant battering from waves began to knock stones from the base of the tower, as well as began to tip the tower slowly to the left. As it became more dangerous the lighthouse was automated in 1923 before being deactivated in 1928. By early 1952 it had become apparent that the lighthouse was now a liability at risk of collapse. Repairing the beacon was deemed to be far too expensive and it was determined that Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse should be removed.
 
In September 1952 two hundred pounds of dynamite was strategically loaded into the deteriorating shell of the lighthouse. The hope was that the blast would not launch debris very far and that some of the material could be salvaged. Bishop and Clerks Lighthouse was blown up under the watchful eye of the Coast Guard leaving a pile of rubble and part of the doorway on its platform. The beacon would be replaced by a simple red and white striped buoy along with several other buoys in the vicinity of the rock ledges as a warning.

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Boat safety: Spearheaded by Todd Walantis, the Club proposes to organize  a boating safety course to be taught at the club by New England Maritime. This is a boating safety course for children 12 and over to get their boating safety cards which enables them to drive a boat legally, adults are welcome as well. This course is rather in depth it with cover navigational beacons, use of horns, proper fueling procedures and much more. The course will be held over a weekend both Saturday & Sunday full day program. Educational materials and testing is included in the price of $189.00. The proposed dates are May 12-13 or June 2-3rd; we need a minimum of 10 people to sign up for the program. The plan is to provide lunch and snacks throughout the program.

 
Please contact the Club  ASAP, if interested.   
 
       

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Zee Crocker 
Barnstable Clean Water Coalition 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Dinner @6PM ($10/person)

Zee will discuss the state of our salt water estuaries in Osterville and on the Cape generally.  How the health of our ponds and rivers connected to our estuaries.  What do the water conditions mean for our fishery?  Update on our monitoring work in our bays and rivers.  Our annual river herring count, trends and concerns.  Salt marshes are an important nursery for many species, how do things look?  Discussion of the work we are doing now and our goals for the future.  Our partners like The Nature Conservancy and UMASS, what do they bring to the table?  What is the Town doing?  
Followed by a Q&A
 

      

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For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com

Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 
 

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OAC E-News – April 11, 2018

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E-News for April 11, 2018  

 

The Manager’s Corner – William Ferretti

The Osprey have returned which means only one thing- spring has sprung! Please mark your calendars for the kickoff of the 2018 Tournament season and the captains’ meeting  @ 6PM on May 17th.

Last week the Club hosted a seminar with Ev Sacrey and Maria Harvey of the Animal Disentanglement Program out of Provincetown. This well attended event was very interesting and eye opening – disentangling these animals (whales and turtles) is extremely dangerous. If you missed this event, we hope to have them again next year. Visit their website   http://coastalstudies.org/whale-rescue/ for more information.

Ev and Maria gave the Club a good supply of  the pocket edition of Tides for 2018. They are available on the publications’ table.


This past month a letter was mailed to the membership regarding our Corporate Sponsorship Program. This important program, by the support and generosity of our sponsors, helps to fund many events throughout the year.

Our sincere thanks to our Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors who are highlighted in all Club publications, the weekly E-News (the header and footer of this email), banners and programs.

We welcome and thank our newest sponsors: Robert Gaughen and Hingham Institution for Savings, Bob Walsh and Harborside Remodeling and Jon Hagenstein and Beacon Marine Construction, LLC . 

 
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See below pictures from our April 5th program with Ev and Maria. 



   
 
 

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For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com

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PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 
 

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OAC E-News – March 28, 2018

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E-News for March 28, 2018  

 

The Manager’s Corner – William Ferretti

April 5th @ 6PM is a presentation by Ev Sacrey who heads the Marine Animal Entanglement Response Group out of  Provincetown.  He has great stories and pictures of entangled whales and turtles.

This will be quite fascinating, and we think it would be a great opportunity to ask the young adults in your family to come too.  Each educational event is preceded by a light dinner, and if we get a good young adult turnout we’ll guarantee to have some eats that they will love.  Maybe they can even do a science project on this subject!!??

Please RSVP by April 3rd 
 
 

  


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 April 5, 2018  @ 6PM 
Marine Animal Entanglement Response 
with Ev Sacrey

The outreach will be presented by Everett Sacrey of the MAER group. Everett has completed an undergraduate degree in fish and wildlife biology from the university of Northern British Colombia and has gained experience in disentanglements through working with the Whale Release and Standings group in Newfoundland, Canada before becoming a full time member of the MAER team at CCS in 2016.
 


 

 
 
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For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com

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PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 
 

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OAC E-News — March 8, 2018

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E-News for March 8, 2018  

 

The Manager’s Corner – William Ferretti  

 

The confirmed wake and funeral arrangements for long time OAC member, Frank Webber, are as follows:
Wake: March 11th 1-4PM John Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills.
Funeral: Frank’s Celebration of Life’s Service on Monday, March 12th, 11AM, Cape Cod Baptist Church, 1205 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth. OAC members planning to attend the service should congregate at the rear of the church and will then enter as a group. Burial will follow at 12:30PM at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.
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Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the family of Ed Tellier (an OAC member since 1988) who passed away on March 2nd. 
 
 
Eddie joined the OAC in 1988 and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. He also maintains a spot on our Leader Board landing a 205.0 lb Yellowfin Tuna in 1988. 
 
For those folks that never knew Eddie, he was truly a great guy, admired by many, and one of those rare guys that forgot more about fishing than most of us wish we knew! For many years Eddie would bring his Hatteras back and forth from Osterville to Lighthouse Pt. FL, living aboard Cougar in both locations. When he was tied up at the end of the fuel dock at CYY, he always welcomed fellow anglers aboard to share some time and stories with him. For those of us lucky enough to have fished with Eddie onboard Cougar, you know how great a fisherman he was, always coming home with a full box.
 
Eddie will surely be missed.
 
Please find the link below for Eddie’s obituary and note his request for donations to be made to The Jimmy Fund, one of Eddie’s and the OAC’s long time charities.
 
By Ken Cirillo
 

 

     

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The Tournament Committee is in the process of updating the leaderboard at the club.  For example, we have decided to remove Blue Shark.  There has never been a Blue Shark weighed and there never should be.  We are considering adding King Mackerel, as more members have been catching them in recent years.  Attached please find the current leaderboard.  We would like input from our members.  Is there a species, either saltwater or freshwater, that you would like added on there?  We will also update and better communicate guidelines and the process for entering a fish for consideration on the leaderboard.  Billfish can be weighed in certain parts of the world, but our committee wants to encourage release of billfish such as Sailfish & Blue Marlin.  We will not accept any weigh ins for these species.  There are other species that we would like releases only, such as tarpon, bonefish and permit.  Please email our Manager Bill with any suggestions by Friday March 16th.  Thank you for your input.
Bob Lewis, Tournament Chair
 

 

   

 


Reminder:

For those anglers that will participate in The Pink Squid  Tournament, the Club has reserved a block of rooms at Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, MA. If interested, you must call 800-225-6005 and refer to “Booking Name: Osterville Anglers” and make your individual reservation and payment. The group rate and room hold is valid only until Monday April 16th.   

   

 

 


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Zee Crocker 
Barnstable Clean Water Coalition 
Wednesday, March 14,2018

   

Zee will discuss the state of our salt water estuaries in Osterville and on the Cape generally.  How the health of our ponds and rivers connected to our estuaries.  What do the water conditions mean for our fishery?  Update on our monitoring work in our bays and rivers.  Our annual river herring count, trends and concerns.  Salt marshes are an important nursery for many species, how do things look?  Discussion of the work we are doing now and our goals for the future.  Our partners like The Nature Conservancy and UMASS, what do they bring to the table?  What is the Town doing?  
Followed by a Q&A
 

   

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For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com

Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm