OAC E-News — February 8, 2018

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Osterville Anglers Club
E-News for February 15, 2018  




The Manager’s Corner – William Ferretti

Last Thursday’s Garmin presentation was a fun-filled, well attended, informative evening.  Garmin’s regional training specialist, John Anderson, covered topics ranging from AIS, chart plotters, radar to fish finders. Thanks to Ken Cirillo who arranged the evening, and kudos to Dave Ryan (who prepared a New England clam chowder, seafood stew and cornbread), Fran Clay (made her delicious caesar salad) and Peggy Cirillo/Centerville Pies (with their apple and blueberry favorites). See a few photos below.

Did you know that the Club offers a special membership program entitled “Sponsored Youth”? Designed to attract young adults with the love of the sport, a member may sponsor a grandchild, neighbor, etc with a process made easy.  Complete a membership application, come to the Club and meet a member of the Board and an annual fee of only $100.  The sponsored youth upon acceptance is welcome to the Club and its events.  What a perfect program to build future membership. And, should the youngster catch a big one, he/she would be eligible to participate in the Club’s annual awards.



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 February 8th Garmin Presentation  

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Interesting article which appeared in DMF
publication, Volume 40 (copy available
in OAC library) 


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Ross Kessler
February 22, 2018
 Dinner @ 6PM  ($10/person) 

In 2009 when the state enacted a salt water fishing license the law was met with a lot of skepticism from the angling public.  Where would this money go? Was it another money grab from the state? These were some of the questions that were asked.  Fortunately, there are groups like the Massachusetts Sportsmen’s Council that went to bat for their constituents.  The Sportsmen’s Council  went to the State House lobbied for and received a line in the Salt Water Fishing License law dedicating a full third of all money raised to be dedicated to public access.  Tonight’s talk will discuss how we choose projects, what has been accomplished so far, and what we are planning for the future.
Ross will also provide us with an update from the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) related to various species that members of OAC are most interested.
The program will also include a report concerning ongoing projects, population levels and a question & answer session.

Ross K. Kessler
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Public Access Coordinator
1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford MA, 02740  

Please RSVP by February 19, 2018 
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Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655

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

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