11 May Saltwater Edge Trash Bag Challenge Results
Saltwater Edge Trash Bag Challenge
It is great to see the Saltwater Edge Trash Bag Challenge expanding. We had participation from four states along the striper coast. With better communication (that’s on me) we should have more participation next year. If you are a member of a club that did not participate; but would like to please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be sure you have the information you need for 2018!
We are awarding three Saltwater Edge Gift Certificates in $200, $150 and $100 it is our hope that the winning clubs can use these to use or acquire prizes for their events.
Prizes are awarded to the club with the combination of the greatest participation and amount of trash collected. I would ask each club to have the appropriate person within your organization contact the shop, and we can arrange to email your prize. Thanks again to all who participated.
Saltwater Edge Trash Bag Challenge Results
First Place – Bayside Anglers Queens, New York
Bayside Anglers focused their efforts on garbage collection in the back of Little Neck Bay. We had numerous piles of trash and marine debris scattered along the 2-mile shoreline.
Second Place – Narragansett Surfcasters and the Narragansett Pier Fishing Clubs Narragansett, Rhode Island
The Narragansett Surfcasters and the Narragansett Pier Fishing Club teamed up for Earth Day Beach Clean-Up on Saturday, April 22nd. We picked up a total of (34) trash bags and other debris from Hazard Ave, Black Point, Pt Jude Light. The pic attached was from Black Point.
Massachusetts Striped Bass Association is always around the action. Great monthly meetings, an annual expo, numerous programs to bring others into the sport and political action in support of recreational fishing. They focused their clean up efforts on
Every Day Is Earth Day Award – Captain Ian Devlin
Ian owns a charter business in western Long Island Sound called not surprisingly Ian Delvin Charters. He is also a talented photographer, fly tier and birder. Ian was instrumental in the development of the GLoomis Short Stix Fly Rods that have been a major advance for inshore northeast fly rodders. He has a Facebook album titled The Great Outdoors (Let’s Clean It Up!) and you will see he get his hands dirty and makes it happen one trash bag at a time.
Captain Ian Devlin believes “every day is Earth day” and if you are looking improve your light tackle and/ or fly game you should book a trip with Ian. You will be a better fisherman as a result. Thank you Ian.