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 

17 April 2017

Kids Fishing Derby - Sunday, April 30th - Concord Rod & Gun Club

The Bing Bartolomeo Annual
Free Kids Fishing Derby

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


Sunday, April 30, 2017
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 30th. 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.

Check Out The New 2017 Kids Derby Videohttps://vimeo.com/212667676 
Event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Rob Landry rblandry@gmail.com 

07 March 2017

Fisherman's Night: Fishing on the North Shore & Penobscot River Fishing - Tues March 14

C oncord Rod and Gun Club Fisherman’s Night

Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Strategies for Striped Bass & Bluefish on Boston's North Shore

&The Penobscot River Restoration, Science, & Fishing

Tuesday, March 14th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
By Joe Gugino of Why Knot Fishing & Cody Rubner of The University of Maine

Concord Rod and Gun Club, 74 Strawberry Hill Rd., Concord, MA 01742    www.concordrodandgun.com
Joe Gugino  will focus on light tackle and fly fishing strategies for targeting Striped Bass and  Bluefish from shore, kayak, SUP, and boat on Boson’s North Shore, detailing specific locations, times, tides, approaches and tackle for each situation.

Joe is an accomplished angler, winning the fly fishing division of the NEKF Striper Shootout two years in a row and placing 2nd in the Cheeky Schoolie Fly Fishing Tournament.  His company, Why Knot Fishing, is a team of anglers focused on promoting the sport fishing in a positive light and engaging the community in a fun and exciting way.

Cody Rubner is a senior at the University of ME and is currently completing his degree in Marine Sciences. He will discuss the extensive restoration efforts on the Penobscot River in Maine http://www.penobscotriver.org and how his experience working for Maine Department of Marine Resources shaped his approach to fishing. He founded the University's fishing club and competitive bass team, which in their first two place 3rd place and 13th in Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Collegiate Tournament Series. His goal for 2017 is to make it to the FLW’s national championships.

Event is free and open to the public. 

22 February 2017

Tenkara: Traditional Japanese Fly Fishing & 3D Fly Reels - Feb 28 - 7:00 Concord Rod & Gun Club

Presenter:  Michael Hackney

Tuesday, February 28th     7:00 - 9:00 pm

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

This 1 hour presentation is an introduction to Tenkara - fixed line Japanese fly fishing. It includes a history of both western and Japanese fixed line fly fishing, Tenkara flies, rods and lines. He will bring examples of the equipment for the audience to try out if they desire.  Michael Hackney, aka The Eclectic Angler, is a reelsmith, angling historian, technologist, and author. His ground-breaking book, The Reelsmith's Primer - The Art of Hand-crafting Fly Fishing Reels, has inspired thousands of anglers from around the world to build their first fly reel. He is a life member of Trout Unlimited and resides in central Massachusetts near his home waters, the Squannacook and Nissitissit Rivers. Michael's clarity, passion, and expertise is instructive, contagious, and entertaining.   

Michael will also talk about how he developed a completely 3D printed fly fishing reel with a click check.  His first 3D printed reel is part of the permanent display at the American Museum of Fly Fishing.
Event is free and open to the public.
Please register on club website using link below: 


17 January 2017

Fisherman's Night - January 31 - Montana's Seasons of the Dry Fly - Concord Rod & Gun Club

Montana's Seasons of the Dry Fly

Tuesday, January 31st     
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Concord Rod & Gun Club, 74 Strawberry Hill Rd., Concord, MA  01742

Presenter:  John Kirk, Outfitter & Guide, Montana Guided Fly Fishing
The rivers of Montana offer some excellent dry fly fishing opportunities, especially from mid-march through late October.  This presentation will highlight some of our seasons' best dry fly destinations around the state.  Starting with spring "skwalas" on the Bitterroot river, this presentation will also discuss Missouri river mayfly and caddis hatches, as well as salmon flies on the Blackfoot and Madison rivers.  We will discuss summertime hopper fishing and finish with fall hatches around Missoula, Montana.   
Event is free and open to the public.  Children are welcome.