03 January 2009

MSC Annual Ice Fishing Derby: February 8th 2009

The Moodus Sportsman's Club's annual Ice Fishing Derby is on for this year Sunday, February 8th [The "ice out" reschedule date is 2/15/09]. Fishing starts at 6:00 am through 1:00 p.m. Fun for everyone of all ages from those fishing as well as those who just want to come along to take pictures or enjoy the brisk winter weather.
ALL ADULT PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE VALID CT FISHING LICENSE. Connecticut state fishing regulations shall be followed. Do not bring fish for weighing that are under the State Fisheries minimum legal length for any reason.
Tournament Fee.; $20.00 per person – Children welcome with a supervising adult.

Fishing will be on:
Lake Hayward – East Haddam || Bashan Lake – East Haddam || Moodus Reservoir – Moodus
Verification: Official weigh-in at the Moodus Sportsman’s Club the day of the event at 1:10 pm sharp! – Please return to the Sportsman’s Club by 12:50 pm for final tally, and lunch to follow. Awards to be presented after weigh in - Following awards, all are welcome to stay for another of the MSC's famous buffet lunches!
Prize Fish Types:
     Bass – Largemouth/Smallmouth, Chain Pickerel or Yellow Perch
     Bass Sp. Regs – Moodus Res 1 fish 18” or>, Bashan & Hayward 2 fish 16”
     $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
Registration Forms: Available anytime at the Moodus Package Store, through any member of the Moodus Sportsman's Club, Ask for one by e-mail [in MS Word or .rtf formats only] or stop by at the Club's Building on East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike on Saturday, February 7th between 4 and 6pm || Mailed applications must be postmarked by Feb. 2nd - NO REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 6 PM FEB 07, 2009 - Clubhouse phone number 860-873-3381.

(Rain or “ice out” date Feb 15th) || 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.

Annual Game Dinners

Our Annual Game Dinners are by invitation only but generally, if you know one of the members, you have an "in" - but even at that, the seats fill quickly. I can't recall when the dinners were not sold out, so let a member know if you are interested

These are held the months of January, February, March and April of each year. The menu varies depending upon what we have been able to harvest during the hunt season. The meals are always a gourmet treat and our chefs [also members] can easily hold their own against any team of fancy restaurateurs.

Each dinner has 90 guests, served seated at the table - a contrast from the spring and summer public events, which get served buffet style.

This year we look forward to better acoustics in the dining room.

There are still seats available for January 17th's game dinner