19 April 2016

Children's Fishing Derby - May 1st, 2016

Our stocked trout pond opens at 8:00 a.m.
Admission is free! We hope to get the kids to enjoy an outdoor activity.

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.

Watch this page for more details.

24 March 2016

Bear Hunt in the Fall of 2016?

The Moodus Sportsmen's Club isn't sponsoring this, just letting folks know about the chance to win a guided bear hunt in Maine next Autumn.

The winner will be responsible for lodging, meals and the cost of their own Maine hunting licenses for the event

For a local point of contact you can e-mail Alex Breen ~ huntnfreak@icloud.com

Further contact info is at the bottom of the image. For more info about Mountain View Camp, in Portage Maine,
the following is from their webpage:

Phillip Allen
Mountain View Sporting Camp
Portage, Maine

23 March 2016

East Haddam's Annual Town Wide Clean Up - Saturday April 2, 2016

The Moodus Sportsmen’s Club, and the East Haddam Scout Troops are sponsoring the Annual Town Wide Clean Up Day to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

The goal of these organizations is to coordinate an annual effort to pick up the streets, lakes, streams, and other public access areas in the Town of East Haddam. Would your organization or individuals in your organization be willing to participate? We are in search of families and groups to pick up sections of the streets in which they live on. Is there a section of town that you or your group would like to take over the stewardship? Could you and your neighbors adopt a street?

This event has been on-going event for at least twenty years. Tons of trash has been picked up over the years keeping our town clean. We picked the beginning of the month versus the traditional end of the month for Earth Day to avoid the growth of poison ivy along the streets and stone walls. Our first major project was the removal of cars, tires, and trash from Babcock Wildlife Management Area in the 1990’s. Removal of the trash and debris keeps the Town safer for the wildlife and our pets and retains the scenic quality we all desire.

We plan to start the pickup at 8:00 a.m. If you wish to join our groups, meets us at the East Haddam Town Hall on Town Street at 8:00 a.m. to pick up garbage bags or start from your own street. Please wear bright colors – hunter’s orange works – and bring work gloves. Materials can be brought directly to the transfer station.

At the conclusion of this pick up day, an invitation is extended to all participating to a picnic at the Moodus Sportsmen’s Club starting at noon and ending at 2 pm. Traditional picnic items such as hot-dogs, baked beans, coffee and iced tea and lemonade will be served along with the seasonal bounty only a sportsmen’s club could serve. At this time we can inventory the items collected and discuss solutions to reduce these problems. We also will have educational information about the Town’s natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities that are available to all.

19 February 2016

MSC's Annual Tri-Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament - CANCELLED

Well folks, try as we might, the Moodus Sportsman's Club Ice Fishing Derby obviously will not be taking place this year.

Last week's freeze made us cautiously optimistic

But this morning driving along both Moodus Reservoir and Bashan Lake with the ice all but disappeared, we knew it wasn't happening. So we are packing up the tip ups and stowing the augers away until next year.

In the meantime we still encourage to e-mail us at moodussportsman@gmail.com to be added to our electronic mailing list of upcoming special events

We look forward to seeing you at April's East Haddam Town Wide Earth Day as well as our annual Shad Bake in June. [that's the Sunday after Father's Day]

Image Credit: Connecticut DEEP

26 January 2016

COMING UP! - MSC's Annual Tri-Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament

Moodus Sportsman’s Club
 Sunday February 21, 2016

7:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Tri-Lake  Ice  Fishing Tournament

Weather/Ice decision:          5:00 pm Saturday February 20th, please call 873-3381 to confirm                           

Tournament Fee:                 $25.00 per person for fishing & 1 auger raffle ticket
                                            $10.00 per child for fishing & 1 auger raffle ticket
                                                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,
  * at the Moodus Sportsman’s Club Saturday February 20th  5:00-7:00
  * or by email request to moodussportsman@gmail.com ~
BEFORE Wednesday February 17.
Mailed applications must be postmarked by Monday, February 15th

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 an 8” Power Auger Raffle to follow lunch ($5.00/additional ticket)                  

Tournament Finish:        Return to the Club by 2:00 pm on February 21st for final tally, lunch & awards.

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

CAUTION!!!!!!!!!!:        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. With the lowering of the water level, certain areas may not be safe!

22 January 2016

Game dinner POSTPONED until Sunday, January 24

The January game dinner set for Saturday January 23 has been postponed. The Game dinner will now be help on Sunday, January 24, 2016. Dinner will start at 4:00 pm, two hours earlier than Saturday's dinner.

21 January 2016

TRI LAKES ICE FISHING DERBY - Sunday February 21, 2016

We are going forward to announce the Fishing Derby Date for this year.

Sunday February 21st 2016
starting at 6 am.

There will be a few changes but the DAY and the start time remain the same

Check back in by Saturday January 23
(or sooner) for more details