Kids Ice Fishing Derby Scheduled for February 16th
The 2019 BRF&GA Kids Ice Fishing Derby, for kids under the age of 16, will be held on Saturday, February 16th, on Wiley Pond. (February 23rd will be the alternate weather date). There will again be cash prizes for the three largest trout caught, plus lots of door prizes. There is no entry fee. More information will be provided in the coming weeks. BRF&GA Director Martin Page will be heading up the event.
As a reminder, Wiley Pond is closed to all ice fishing except during the month of February, when it is open only to kids under 16, and those with a special dispensation license from the state.
Also, remember that ALL club firing ranges are closed during the month of February.
RANGE HOURS & ORIENTATION
ALL CLUB FIRING RANGES are closed between sunset and 8:00 a.m. (except in April when different times apply). This needs to be strictly adhered to out of consideration for our club property neighbors. This sunset to 8:00 a.m. closure has been made clear at the Range Orientations. Violations will result in termination of membership. As a further reminder, ALL members must participate in a 30-minute Range Orientation before being allowed to use the club ranges. If you haven't done one, let us know and we will try and accommodate you.
HANDICAP PARKING: The club now has a designated handicap parking area (with signs) next to the footbridge. Please be advised that wheelchair-accessible vans (which are usually marked as such) need at least six feet of clear space on either side of the vehicle so the individual can get in and out. Thanks for your cooperation on this.
The Officers & Directors
Boothbay Region Fish & Game Association
NEW GATE LOCK
We are trying out a new style of combination padlock on the club gate. The advantage is that the numbers are much easier to see and operate than on the brass padlocks.
The four-number combination needs to be set at the BOTTOM of the lock, where there are two small, square cast "nubs" on either side of the number.
The bail has to be pushed in before you pull it out. It should come right out when you set the correct opening combination.
To re-lock the lock, the CORRECT COMBINATION needs to be in place, or else the bail will not fully go back into the lock body.
Once the bail is fully re-inserted into the lock body, simply rotate one or more of the thumb-wheels and the lock is re-set for the next person.
Any probs, let us know.
The Officers & Directors
Boothbay Region Fish & Game Assoc.
BRFG TARGET STAND
This stand is portable and similar to the wooden stands the club often uses. The height can be increased to match your preferred shooting distance, range, and best berm impact. The base can be made from plywood or other available wood and comes apart for flat transportation. Works best with a cardboard backer.
A ONE-TIME RANGE ORIENTATION IS NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL BRF&GA
MEMBERS WHO INTEND TO USE THE CLUB FIRING RANGES
The Boothbay Region Fish & Game Association has made the decision to require all members who intend to use the ranges, both new members and existing members, go through a short, one-time Range Use & Safety Orientation.
New Members will need to take the orientation before they will be issued badges and ID cards. Existing members will need to take the orientation before, or when they renew for 2019 in order to use the ranges.
Renewals for 2019 can be made anytime from now into 2019. Members will be asked to sign a copy of our Range Rules to indicate they have completed the orientation and understand the rules.
More orientations, conducted by Keith or other club officers, will be held in the future.
Members who do not plan to use the ranges at all do not have to participate in the orientation. However, these members will be prohibited from using the ranges at any time and will be removed from the club if they do.
The whole idea of the orientations is to be sure every member using the ranges understands how the ranges operate, what is required for safe shooting, and the range rules. Successfully completing the orientation and signing the Rules Sheet will indicate to the club that the member understands the rules and protocols of our firing ranges.
We thank everyone for their cooperation.
The Officers & Directors
Boothbay Region Fish & Game Association, Inc.
2017 Fish & Game Assoc. Saltwater Tourney Results
by Barry Gibson
The 13th Annual Boothbay Region Fish & Game Association Saltwater Fishing Tournament was held this past Saturday and Sunday, August 12th and 13th, and the nice weather drew a small crowd of enthusiastic entrants.The fishing for mackerel was very good, and three pollock and one legal-size striper were entered.
The winning striper in the Adult Division was a 31-incher caught by Ron Campbell, who received a check for $200. There was no second- or third-place striper entrant, and no bluefish were entered again this year.
The Junior Mackerel Division was hotly contested, with several dozen fish entered. When the dust settled, Andrew Meader had the largest, a whopping 13 1/4-incher, good for $50. Danny Gray came in second with a 12 7/8-incher and took home $25. Joe Gray came in third, and Jack Kaler and Tommy Gray took fourth and fifth respectively, all good for $10 cash prizes.
The Junior Pollock Division was won by Jake Kelley, who took home $50 cash for a 12-incher. Andrew Meader came in second with a 10 3/8-inch fish good for $25, and Jack Kaler took the third-place pollock, which earned him $10.
Area businesses responded generously to the tournament, including $50 from The First, $50 from Robinson’s Wharf, $50 from the Carl Larabee Insurance Agency, $50 from The First, $25 from the Harold Bishop Insurance Agency, $50 from Bath Savings, and $25 from Joan Brown of Brown’s Wharf Inn, all of which went towards the cash prizes. Grover’s Hardware donated a nice rod and reel outfit, F&G club member Su Flaherty donated two rod and reel outfits and a fishing creel, and Steve Rubicam donated two rod and reel combos, all of which were awarded as door prizes in the Youth Division. And finally, the Junior Grand Door Prize of a brand-new bicycle donated Rubicam Photography and Shark Six Charters went to Everett Kaler.
Tournament organizer would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Tom Philbrick of the Boothbay Lobster Wharf for hosting the weigh-ins on both Saturday and Sunday, to Oak Street Provisions for handling the registrations, and to Grover’s Hardware and the YMCA’s Camp Knickerbocker for displaying the Junior Grand Prize bicycle in the days leading up to the tournament.
Proceeds from the popular event benefit the Fish & Game Association’s Clayton Dodge Scholarship Fund as well as many other Association programs.