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Throughout the year the club participates in a number of activities that are designed to get the word out to the public on the joy of fishing, environmental concerns, legislation in Augusta affecting fishing and hunting within the state, and work directly with area youth groups. Specific activities include:
Youth Activities—sponsoring and conducting youth oriented events such as “hooked on Fishing” events, Boy and Girl Scout activities focused on fishing, and supporting the Youth Lifetime Fishing License program run by the State of Maine. Much of the fundraising by the Club goes toward the purchase of these licenses awarded by lottery to Maine resident children under the age of 16. We also support area ice and open water derbies focused on children as well as adults. We help with tip up set up, baiting of hooks, hole locations, pond stocking efforts, and for the successful children we provide fish cleaning services and participation medals. Our members help instruct teaching fly tying and casting as well as other styles and techniques of fishing to youth and adult classes.
Sebago Lake Togue Derby—we organize and put on a lake-wide Lake Trout (Togue) Derby each September as both a fund raiser for our Youth Lifetime License Program mentioned above as well as to support the fish management objectives of the IF&W staff. Announcements, information, and registration forms for interested participants can be found in area variety stores, tackle and bait shops and on this website (block highlight the registration below and copy to a WORD document that you can print out on your printer).
5th Annual Sebago Lake Anglers Association Togue Derby Registration Application
Derby Date: Sat-Sun, 7-8 September 2019---Fishing times Saturday 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM— Weigh in NLT 4:00 PM at Point Sebago Resort docks. Sunday fishing times 6:00 AM to 2:00PM, awards ceremony with refreshments and beverages available at 3:00 PM. Cash plus merchandise paid to top 10 places. Added this year a lottery prize for the smallest Togue legally caught as well as a lottery for all togue legally caught. Bring in every legal Togue you catch and receive one ticket per fish which enters you into the lottery. Stay and Play package at Point Sebago Resort (PointSebagoResort.com for reservations and rates. Be sure to tell them you are with the derby for the special package and pricing).
Contact info:Name :(Please print Clearly)__________________________________________________
Other persons on your boat (put a © beside names of children under 16 years old)
(Can do one registration per boat but all fishermen must be listed and paid for)
Entry Fees: Adult: $30 per fisherman Children less than 16 years: $10
Payment by check or cash. Checks payable to: SLAA. Mail Registration and payment to: Naples Bait and Tackle, 38 Harrison Rd Naples, 04055. No mail time? No problem: bring to Point Sebago Resort Welcome Center 6:00 AM-10:00 AM on first derby day. On Sunday, bring registrations to the docks area. Questions call Bob Chapin 571 217-1700 or Dave Garcia 207 310-1435
Veteran Activities--We do two major veteran activities a year. The first is in the middle of May where we host vets aboard member owned boats out of the Sebago Lake State Park and fish for both salmon and lake trout, Activities usually start about 0800 with a "meet the Captains" social with donuts and coffee where vets are linked up with their boat captains for the day. Then we have a mass launch and everyone boats to their special honey hole to fish. We reconvene back at the State Park for a BBQ lunch about noon to swap tales of the one that got away and recognize successful anglers.
The second event or series of events is started during the third week of January and runs until the third week of March. We sponsor a large ice fishing hut out on Long Lake in Naples. It is an 8' X10' shed, equipped for handicap access with a ramp and a extra wide door to accommodate wheel chairs as well as two fishing ports in the floor through which vets can fish while staying comfortably warm. The hut has a wood stove for warmth and windows to monitor fish traps set up outside. We can accommodate at least two wheel chair bound anglers as well as several other mobile anglers that can use the shed as a warming hut. We have some equipment in the hut but encourage fishermen to bring their own traps, bait, auger, food and drink and a bundle of firewood to keep the stove burning. Veterans, or those responsible for organizing activities for veterans are asked to contact Bob Chapin 571 217-1700 or home 207 655-1028 or Dan Smart at 207 329-7269.