09 September 2019

pheasant hunt work party - Oct 6

Members: We could use extra hands to clear paths and brush hog at the two pheasant hunt sites on Sunday October 6th., starting at 830 am

Meet at Our Father's House.

The terrain and conditions of each hunting parcel vary considerably. Anyone new to the hunt teams will benefit from traipsing the sites.

A good time for members to make their annual work hours requirements.

Contact Dan Kornegay to take part.
Email the club email with your it'll be forwarded to Dan

21 May 2019

Annual Shad Bake ~ Sunday June 9, 2019

Quite possible the longest continuously operated Planked Shad Bake in Connecticut, the Moodus Sportsmen's Club Annual Shad Bake will be held this year ~ rain or shine ~ on Sunday, June 9th, 2019  - PLEASE NOTE This is the Sunday before Father's Day

WHAT TIME DOES IT START? Festivities begin at noon . . . although the tickets say "serving until 2 p.m." we'll be there until the food is gone.
Photo Credit: Kelvin Cole

What are we having

Planked and filleted (that's right, we have already taken care of the bones) shad dinners are a prized culinary treat.

The technique - believed to have originated with native tribes - is where shad is nailed to large boards and baked in front of a pit of hot coals, and it is a long held New England tradition.

You won't be going away hungry. There will be plenty of other great things including chowder, venison chili, a variety of cold salads, chicken, hot dogs, watermelon and more. 

  • See any MSC member, 
  • at the Moodus Package Store, 

Advance tickets: Adults $20; over 65 $15; under 5 - $6

Day of event: Adults $25; over 65 $20; under 5 $8 ~ a bargain at the price!

PARKING: Please follow instructions from the parking lot team
Handicapped parking is available by the pavilion.
Come early to park. Come early because parking can get hectic.
Trucks park down by the target range and fish pond.
Overflow parking is at the town beach, as well as along the Old East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike east of the club . .

01 May 2019

Children's Fishing Derby - May 5th 2019

Our stocked trout pond opens at 8:00 a.m.
Admission is free!

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Enjoy getting outdoors!    2 TROUT LIMIT

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
After the morning's adventure, everyone's invited to one of our famous lunches.

Great chance to learn about fishing in our fully stocked trout pond.
8 a.m. to noon


Event is free and open to the public but all children must be accompanied by an adult. After the event lunch is served by all at the Club's main building.


The Moodus Sportsmen's Club is located on 299 East Haddam Colchester Turnpike next to the East Haddam Town Beach on Moodus Reservoir.  

Directions to MSC - type in your address and Moodus Sportsmen's Club once the map opens

05 February 2019

CANCELLED - Annual Ice Fishing Tournament - February 10, 2019

Sunday,  Feb. 10, 2019
There is no ice at all - much less any safe for walking on.
Regrettably we are cancelling for this year

27 January 2019

Moodus Sportsmen's Club - Annual Ice Fishing Tournament - February 10, 2019

Moodus Sportsmen's Club
 Tri-Lake  Ice  Fishing Tournament
Sunday February 10, 2018
7:00 am – 2:00 pm  

Weather/Ice decision:    4:00 pm Saturday February 9th, please call 873-3381 to confirm                                      

Tournament Fee:           $25.00 per person for fishing
                                         $10.00 per child for fishing
                                         ALL ADULT PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE VALID CT FISHING LICENSE  --  
                                         LICENSE MUST BE PRESENTED FOR AWARDS.
                                         Persons under 16 years old do not need a license

Prize Fish Types:            Bass – Largemouth/Smallmouth, Chain Pickerel or Yellow Perch

Prizes:                              $1000.00 total purse; First Prize $600.00 for heaviest fish of the three species
                                          $200.00 each to the largest fish in the two other species listed
                                          Trophies to each child with the heaviest fish of the three species

Registration Forms:       Available at the Moodus Package Store,
                                          or at the Moodus Sportsman’s Club Saturday February 10th  4:00-6:00 pm  
                                          Mailed applications must be postmarked by Monday, February 4th                                                                                         NO REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED 
                                         AFTER 6:00 PM Saturday February 10th.

Locations:                                 Lake Hayward               East Haddam
                                                   Bashan Lake                 East Haddam
                                                   Moodus Reservoir         Moodus

Verification:                     The official weigh-in will be held at the Moodus Sportsman’s Club at 2:00 pm sharp!

Party Festivities:             The Moodus Sportsman’s Club will host lunch at 2:00 pm and a raffle
                                          to follow lunch               

Tournament Finish:        Please return to the Club by 2:00 pm for final tally, lunch and awards.

Regulations                      Fish must conform to Connecticut fishing regulations for the area being fished

The Moodus Sportsman’s Club does not represent that the ice is safe in all places on these lakes.   
All participants are responsible for their own personal safety.  Pay attention to the channel in the 
Moodus Reservoir and the springs in Bashan Lake.   
                                               Certain areas may not be safe!
Mail to: Moodus Sportsman’s Club, PO Box 11, Moodus, CT 06469 or bring to the club Saturday February 9th  (4–6 pm only)

I the undersigned hereby release the Moodus Sportsman’s Club and any of its members, officers and derby officials from any and all claims resulting from competition and/or involvement in this Ice Fishing Derby

Print name  ________________________  CT fishing license # ________________________                                               

Signature      _______________________________________________            
                                                                To be notified next year, please provide clearly printed Email

Telephone                                               EMAIL # ­          ­­­___________________________________
Even if the Tournament is not held this year due to lack of ice, could you please send us your email contact information to the address below so we can notify you next year.   
ADDITIONAL FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT:    http://moodussportsman.blogspot.com