Dates Set for Annual Flyrod Tournament

The 28th Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Flyrod Catch and Release Tournament has been set for the weekend of June 8 and 9.

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New Tashmoo Canal Impresses Visitors
Vineyard Gazette
The first hint of spring weather drew visitors in considerable numbers to the newly constructed Tashmoo Creek at Vineyard Haven, where the firm Turner and Breivogel is making the waterway which will turn the lower half of Lake Tashmoo into an arm of the sea. Although plans of the creek were drawn before the opening was votes, and these plans have been available to anyone, the appearance of the creek, as it begins to take shape, exceeds by far the popular conception of what it was to be.
 
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Big Herring Catch At Tashmoo Likely
Vineyard Gazette
The approach of spring is heralded on the Vineyard, as well as at many other points on the coast, by the running of fish. Fish are to be had at any month in the year if one knows how and where to get them, but no movement of a school or body takes place during the winter in the waters near the shore or the land-locked lakes and ponds.
 
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Loaves and Fishes: The Year in Food 2018
By Susie Middleton
Food trends come and go. But social food issues like food security, hunger prevention, food diversity and food waste are here to stay.
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Three Island Fishermen, One Big Tuna Close the Season
Vivian Ewing

Johnny Osmers, Paul McDonald and Tim Sauer had been fishing from their 35-foot Menemsha lobster boat Shearwater for less than an hour on the first day of November, when they felt the bite.

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Island Fishermen Hail Strict New Limits to Save North Atlantic Herring
Noah Asimow
The New England Fishery Management Council voted last week to limit both the scope and size of the commercial herring catch for the next three years.
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Bait Barrel Respect
Fish only in the bait barrel labeled fish only.
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In Rare Appearance, Brown Booby Takes a Shine to Menemsha
Katherine Gianni

Menemsha fisherman Walter Dixon had a surprise shipmate join his fishing trip on Monday afternoon: a brown booby.

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Captain Porky's Bait and Tackle Shop Changes Ownership
Noah Asimow
After 25 years the Edgartown tackle shop that has been the go-to place to get equipment, bait and catch up with Capt. Porky and his wife Carol, is changing hands.
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Saltwater Derby Winners
Landry Harlan
The Vineyard made a strong showing recently at the Massachusetts Saltwater Derby Awards ceremony at the New England Boat Show in Boston.
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