A Great Morning at the 2018 Ice Fishing Derby

It was perfect weather for the 2018 Ice Fishing Derby. Check out photos from the day!

We started with a delicious breakfast prepared by Pattie Brick and Vern Eshbaugh, and then it was down to the frozen pond for the derby to start at 8am.

Lots of 13″ inch fish were caught, but Jeff Kinney took the day with his 13-3/4″ trout. We’ll give an honorable mention to Adian for his 14″ fish, along with a reminder that you’ve got to be in the competition to win!

Thanks to the Pond Committee for pulling together a great event, and for all the fishermen for coming out!

Ice Fishing Outing: Feb 17, 2018

LSC members are invited to the 2018 Ice Fishing Outing on Feb 17 (weather date Feb 18)! Start the day with a hearty breakfast in the clubhouse at 7am, and fishing starts at 8am. This event does not require a fishing button, though buttons for the rest of the year will be for sale. Instructors, bait, and equipment will be available, and coffee and hot chocolate will be served by the pond.

2018 Membership Renewals Going Out Now!

Members will be receiving their 2018 membership renewal notifications soon, either by email or a letter in the mail.

If you get these by email and don’t see it this week, please be sure to check your spam folder.

Also, if you have been getting the renewals by mail, please consider saving the club postage and printing costs and opting to receiving your renewals by email.

Again this year members have the ability to pay your membership dues online. The Club set up a Paypal account to facilitate online payments, and members are welcome to use this new method or send in a traditional check. Please note that there is a small processing fee with online payments to cover the Paypal charges.

If you have any questions about your membership, dues payments, or membership of the Lowell Sportsmen’s Club in general, please contact Membership Secretary Darlene Parker at membership@lowellsc.org or 978-479-0469.

Trout Pond Closed Until Frozen

As of 12/12/17, the Pond Committee has closed the Trout Pond. With cold weather starting to freeze the surface, there will be no fishing until the ice has frozen solid enough to be safe to walk on.

The Pond Committee will determine when the pond will reopen based on weather conditions. Until then, the pond is closed.

Thanks to Troop 70!

Thanks to Boy Scout Troop 70 for building a new picnic table for the Club.

In November the Scouts spent the weekend at the campsite by Swain Pond, and used part of the time to build the picnic table out of materials provided by the Troop.

It’s a great addition to the Club, and we appreciate their effort and donation!

Boundary Walk – Oct. 15, 2017

Get to know the club’s property with a scenic walk around the boundary line. Learn our history while being guided and entertained with stories by a long-time member. Breakfast is served before this family-friendly walk in the woods, so stop by the clubhouse for Breakfast with the President at 8am. (even if you don’t join in the walk!) Everyone is welcome – and bring your camera!

Drive-In BBQ – Oct. 22, 2017

Don’t feel like cooking? Great! Stop by the club between 12-3pm and pick up a full BBQ chicken dinner to go. You can take it home for lunch, out for a picnic, or just out on the clubhouse porch before trap, skeet, or the 10/22 Fun Shoot.

Meals are $10 each and include BBQ Half Chicken, Rice Pilaf, and Corn Medley. Just drive in, tell us how many meals you’d like, and we will bring hot to-go meals right out to your car.

Ruger 10/22 Fun Shoot – Oct. 22, 2017

Come celebrate your Ruger 10/22 on October 22nd (that’s 10/22 – get it?)! This will be a casual and fun event, with competitions for both open sights and scoped rifles. Entrance fee is $10, and prizes will be awarded to the top shooters. Experienced and new shooters welcome – we just want to get out and have fun with our 10/22s.

Be sure to come early and get lunch at the Drive-In BBQ!

Military Rifle Shoot – Nov. 11, 2017

Honor Veterans Day with your classic military rifle! This will be a fun competition open to any military rifle from before 1959 (so no ARs or AKs).

All shooting will take place at the 100 yard range, and the course of fire will be:

  • Sighting shots – 5 rounds in 5 minutes (not scored)
  • Slow Fire, standing – 10 rounds in 10 minutes
  • Timed Fire, sitting or kneeling – 10 rounds in 2 minutes
  • Rapid Fire, prone – 10 rounds in 60 seconds

Entrance fee is $10, and the top shooter will win 50% of the total entrance fees for the day. Iron sights only. Bring a sling, shooting mat, and chamber flag if you have it. Get out your M1, Mosin-Nagant, SKS, CETME, Mauser, or any other military rifle from before 1959 and celebrate Veterans Day with a bang.

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