28 March 2018

Concord Rod & Gun Club - Kids Fishing Derby - Sunday, April 29

The Bing Bartolomeo AnnualFree Kids Fishing Derby

Concord Rod & Gun Club
74 Strawberry Hill Rd., Concord, MA 01742

Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Registration begins:  9:00 am

The Annual Bing Bartolomeo Free Kid’s Fishing Derby will be held at the Concord Rod and Gun Club pond on Sunday April 29th. Club membership is not required. 

The derby is open to all children 14 years of age and younger. The pond is being stocked with trout for this event.  Registration begins at 9:00 am and the derby will kick-off at 10:00 am ending at 1:00 pm followed by an awards ceremony.

Lunch will be served and all derby participants under age 14 eat for free. Trophies will be awarded to every child who catches a fish and two grand prizes for the largest fish of the day caught by a boy and girl.

Participants need to bring their own fishing gear and bait. Experienced club anglers will also be on site to provide instruction and mentoring. It promises to be a fantastic day and a great way to introduce children to the joys of fishing.

Event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Rob Landry rblandry@gmail.com 

26 February 2018

Winter Flounder Fishing in Boston Harbor & Popular Local Fishing Spots

Concord Rod and Gun Club Fisherman’s Night
Tuesday, February 27th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Winter Flounder Fishing in Boston/Quincy Harbor
Popular Local Fresh and Saltwater Spring Fishing Locations in MA

 Concord Rod and Gun Club, 74 Strawberry Hill Rd., Concord, MA 01742    www.concordrodandgun.com
Jason Colby of Little Sister Charters  will tell us all about fishing in Boston and Quincy Harbor for Winter Flounder. Although the presentation will focus on winter flounder Jason also does Striped Bass, Black Seabass, and Tautog charters. Quincy used to be the flounder capitol of New England and due to various conservation measures taken in the last 10-15 years the flounder fishing is now again excellent. Jason will bring his gear and tell us how it’s done.  It will also be an opportunity for us to book a club fishing charter or two for this spring.

Club member Steve Kirk will give a presentation on local saltwater and freshwater fishing spots. How to find them, what you can catch, the tackle you need, and suggestions on when to go. Part of the presentation is geared towards novice fishermen and parents who want to introduce their kids to fishing. Steve will make suggestions on tackle, species that are easy to catch, and where to fish for them; including locations in Concord and Carlsile. Steve will also step us through the Massachusetts Wildlife Website and demonstrate how to find any named pond, river, or boat ramp in MA using Google Earth and how to determine the states spring trout stocking schedule and locations.

Event is free and open to the public. 

15 January 2018

Fisherman's Night: January 23rd

Concord Rod & Gun Club Fisherman’s Night
Northern Pike & Maine's Invasive Species Battle
By Cody Rubner
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018   7:00 – 9:00 pm
Concord Rod and Gun Club, 74 Strawberry Hill Rd., Concord, MA 01742    www.concordrodandgun.com
Cody will be discussing Maine's battle with Northern Pike, including the history of how this issue got to its current state, why pike pose such a threat, and what role anglers play in this situation. The presentation will cite his extensive experiences on the water with northern pike, as well as a recent interview with Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife's Director of Fisheries, Francis Brautigam. We'll then dive into angling techniques for pike, including winter ice fishing, to help members land their own giant pike in the future!
Cody recently graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, ME, where he founded the University of Maine Fishing Club & Bass Team. He received his bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and continually utilizes his science background to augment his fishing expertise.
Got Questions About Your Tackle, Lures, Flies, or Maintenance Recommendations?
If so bring it to the meeting (any kind -- fly fishing to deep sea or ice fishing) and we’ll see if we can answer your questions or show you how to do routine maintenance.
Seminar is free and open to the public.

21 November 2017

Fisherman's Night - December 12 - Concord Rod & Gun Club - 7:00

Got Fish?

Come join fellow club members and other local anglers discuss their 2017 fishing experiences both far and wide. Learn new techniques and fishing locations and discuss opportunities for the 2018 season.

We will also review reactivating the club fishing committee and preliminary plans for the 2018 Kids Fishing Derby.

You will also be able to give inputs on what fishing seminars you would like to hear at the club this winter and their frequency. We have experts within the club, or they have contacts within “the industry”, that can give you tips and/or instruction on virtually any type of fresh or saltwater fishing techniques, as well as where, when, where, and what you can catch depending on your interest. Now is the time to let us know what you are interested in.

There will also be short presentations on fly fishing in Montana and the Bahama’s and one on light tackle fishing on the waters around Cape Cod.

Seminar is free and open to the public.

29 September 2017

September is Tautog Season

  • Species name: Tautoga onitis
  • The tautog spawning season is from late May until August.
  • Fecundity increases exponentially with size and weight. Females 12 inches long produce around 30,000 eggs and 20-inch females produce 196,000 eggs.
  • Tautog primarily spawn in eelgrass beds.
  • Tautog spend much of the year within 60 feet of water and usually stay within miles from shore. However, they migrate to deeper and warmer offshore waters for the winter.
  • They have a home site where they rest each night.
  • Tautog eat shallow water invertebrates such as:
    • Mussels
    • Clams
    • Crabs
    • Sand dollars
    • Amphipods
    • Shrimp
    • Small lobsters
    • Barnacles