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Mousam River Dams - Crunch Time is NOW!

Kennebunk Light and Power District held a public meeting on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7 PM in the Kennebunk Town Hall auditorium to solicit public input on the Wright-Pierce Dam Alternatives Report on alternatives for the future of the three lowest dams on the Mousam River. The working draft of this report is at http://klpd.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Full-Report-for-Public-Release.pdf. The report shows that Alternative 4, surrendering the license and removing the dams, is the lowest cost option. It is certainly the most fish-friendly option by far. The relatively few abutters are the great majority of those who spoke opposing removal. They want to keep their ponds. While water levels will drop, there will still be water in the natural riffles and pools that will make up the reborn Mousam River. Maine's rivers are a public resource - not the property of the abutters. Don't let a minority drive the process.

The KLPD Trustees voted to extend the deadline for comments to December 8th. PLEASE e-mail Jay Kilbourn, President and Todd Shea, General Manager urging license surrender and dam removal

Event Calendar:

Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, December 15 (6:45 - 8:30pm)
Fishing Your 5in5 Ponds Presentation

Special Venue:
Pat’s Pizza Old Port - 30 Market Street - Portland

Holiday social hour at 6:45 to be followed by a short annual membership meeting and election of chapter officers and board members. A presentation on the 5in5 Ponds will follow. Those of us who have been donors or volunteers for the project can pick up their copy of the Insiders' Guide to the 5in5 Ponds at the conclusion of the presentation. Copies will be available for new donors as well.


We normally meet third Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. October through March. Camp Ketcha in Scarborough is our normal meeting venue.

Contact Program Chair Dave Bowie with any ideas or suggestions you might like to see for future chapter meetings.

Maine Fly Fishing Show

When: December 19, 2015, 9am - 5pm
Where: Elks Lodge
1945 Congress Street
Portland, Maine
Admission: $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children
Please Note: We will only be accepting cash and checks for admissions, raffles and games at this event. No credit cards.
However, many of the vendors at the show will be accepting credit cards.

Hosted by Maine TU Council. Proceeds benefit Maine TU Trout Camp. FMI see http://tumaine.org/mffs.htm

Gray Ghosts Fly-Tying Club

First Parish Church, Yarmouth

Old tiers, folks who want to learn, come join us with Maine guide and nationally recognized Master Fly Casting Instructor Rod McGarry. Tying gear available for those who need it. We meet November through March on most second and fourth Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30.

CLICK HERE to view details about our tying sessions.

November and December Fly Tying Sessions:

— November 24th Greg Ponte in a program built around Nymphing Solutions will demo on a Czech Nymph and beadhead nymph how the placement of “ weight” effects the outcome, behavior and the attractiveness of these flies.

— December 8th Jeff Reardon will offer a program that will have you all saying “ Why didn’t I think of that?” when he shows us a smattering of "simple, cheap flies that catch fish”.

— December 22nd Lane Soltesz shares two successful patterns for searching the lower part of the water column, Hickey’s Tungston Bead Auto Emerger in a PMD and BWO style.


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