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Effective January 1, 2012

New Law Prohibiting Certain Lead Jigs and Sinkers in Fresh Water

The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) reminds all freshwater anglers that as of January 1, 2012, the use of any lead fishing sinkers and lead jigs weighing less than 1 ounce is now prohibited in all inland waters (freshwater) of the Commonwealth. In terms of this regulation, "lead sinker" or "lead weight" is defined as any sinker or weight made from lead that weighs less than 1 ounce. A "lead jig" is defined as any lead-weighted hook weighing less than 1 ounce.

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   Massachusetts Fishing Shows

Are you a Club member and would like to:

arrange a group fishing trip for club members?

enthrall the General Meeting with a memorable fishing trip (up to approx. 30 minutes)?

tell us about a memorable place you went fishing?

or an unusual fish you have gone after.

teach us a different fishing technique such as European Carp fishing?

teach the non-anglers about gear, fishing techniques, use of guides!

Or just spin an interesting fish story!

** Contact the Executive Board to make arrangements! **