AddressCheck or Money Order must be included with ALL applications
Moodus Sportsmen’s ClubALL applications must be postmarked by Monday,
Feb.. 5th 2018
P O Box 11
Moodus, CT 06469NO
REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 6 PM February 10th 2018
Event Locations:Lake Hayward East
Bashan Lake East
weigh-in is at the Moodus Sportsman’s Club at 2:10 pm sharp!
Party Festivities:The Moodus
Sportsman’s Club will host lunch right after the weigh in and a raffle to follow
Tournament Finish:Please return to
the Club by 2:00 pm for final tally, lunch and awards.
RegulationsFish must conform to all Connecticut fishing
regulations for the area
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. Pay attention
to ice thickness. With the lowering of water levels, certain areas may not be
life cycle of Connecticut Lakes over future centuries is to evolve into
swamps and bogs. Moodus Reservoir is in that cycle with increasing
encroachment by native and
invasive aquatic plants. The Moodus Reservoir Preservation Group
(MRPG), a 501c(3) non profit charity, is dedicated to preserving the
lake for continuing enjoyment of our the town beach, fishing and
studies by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) have
kept track of the growth it these plants. Numerous methods of control
have been studied
by MRPG and, with town and environmental group support, MRPG conducted a
herbicide pilot study. Based on independent evaluation of the pilot
study, herbicide treatment is not an effective control method for
further treatment. “Raking” methods presently in
use by private contractors and individual property owners can result in
plant fragments escaping and re-rooting in other parts of the lake,
increasing the problem.
most affordable and effective control method is “harvesting”, via a
machine that pulls up the aquatic plants, trapping them and depositing
them on land. An affordable
and environmental enhancing method of disposal is available. The
harvester machine will cost approximately sixty thousand dollars
($60,000). A volunteer is already available to operate the harvester.
Raising the funds will require support of the community
as well as outside grants and special events. This will improve the
lake for use by all and extend its life for future generations.
The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, August 6, 10 AM
at the Moodus Sportsmen‘s Club, East Haddam/Colchester Tnpk.
Future plans and fund raising will be
discussed. Greg Bugbee of the CAES will review past studies. All East
Haddam residents are welcome to attend. New members may join and current
members may pay $25 annual dues anytime via our website, as well as at
the meeting. All dues and donations are tax
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 11th, 2017
PLEASE NOTE This is an earlier date than in past years!
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.
TELL US ABOUT WHAT WE ARE HAVING TO EAT. 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
But there will be plenty of other great things including chowder,
venison chili, a variety of cold salads, chicken, hot dogs, watermelon
and more. You won't be going away hungry.
Food allergies? Let us know before we serve you.
WHAT ELSE? Stay and play horseshoes, meet up with old friends; get acquainted with new folks in town; enjoy the atmosphere and the view.
WHERE DO I GET TICKETS? For tickets, see any MSC member, stop by the Moodus Package Store, or email the site maintainer for more details.
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: Handicapped parking is available by the pavilion. Come early to park. Come early because parking can get hectic. Please follow instructions from the parking lot team!
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