Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Arts/Entertainment

January 31, 2013

Fish On! among library programs meant to hook audience

After 14 years, the fish — and the fishing public interested in learning more — are still biting.

Memorial Hall Library and the Friends of the Library kick off their 14th annual month-long series of fishing programs and exhibits, “FISH ON! ANDOVER 2013.” Each week features fishing movies from 6 to 7 p.m., with door prizes, and speakers at 7 p.m.

This year’s lineup includes the following, with the descriptions provided by Memorial Hall Library.

Feb. 5, “Tuna Helper: Recipe for Success by Capt. Ray Stachelek:” Have you ever had your fly reel drag cooked by a screaming albie? Nothing compares to the mind boggling experience of man vs. tuna on light tackle. See why fishermen call this, “The ultimate adrenaline rush.” Capt. Ray Stachelek will help you learn how to greatly improve your odds.

Feb. 12, “Kayak Fishing Cape Ann and Beyond” by Matt St. Pierre — From ice out pickerel on shallow freshwater ponds to targeting large mid-summer nighttime stripers along the North Shore, Matt St. Pierre will share top-notch fishing opportunities by kayak. Learn the basics of safety in this up and coming sport, and learn how to capitalize on our ever changing seasonal fishery during the three main seasons of kayak fishing.

Feb. 19, “Cape Ann Surf Fishing” by Steve Papows - Steve Papows will chronicle the “Fall Run” at Cape Ann, emphasizing how to target trophy sized stripers from shore using various top water plugs. Steve, considered a preeminent surfcaster, has been featured in On The Water magazine and on the front cover of The Fisherman.

Feb. 26, “Alaskan Silver Salmon at the Tsiu River Lodge” by Al & Skip Montello - Al & Skip Montello will chronicle two consecutive late summer adventures fishing for the incredible Alaskan Silver Salmon at the Tsiu River Lodge. They will detail their two trips using a variety of fly and spin fishing techniques catching these fantastically user friendly salmon set in the jaw dropping Alaskan wilderness.

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