Piscataqua Fish and Game Club, Inc.

Activities

Piscataqua Fish and Game Club is dedicated to the preservation of outdoor pursuits and is committed to providing a friendly, family oriented surrounding, where like minded people can enjoy their sport in a safe, pleasant environment.

During the year the club sponsors events such as The Fishing Day for Special Needs Children, a Hunter Safety Course in which our own members are certified instructors from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept. and Family days for members and their friends.





                                               Monthly Meetings

The Piscataqua Fish and Game Club holds regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. We also hold an annual meeting on the third Tuesday of April every year.
These meetings are open to all present, past and prospective members and the general public.
Check out the Events page for the next meeting !

We do a number of shooting events for club members and their guests. These include :

Ham shoots

Turkey shoots 

Poker shoots

Checkers Leagues

Pick-up Baseball and more.

                     Walter Burns Memorial Fishing Day for Special Children

The Piscataqua Fish and Game Club assists The  Fishing Day Committee in the annual event that gives special needs youths from the surrounding area a chance to fish and enjoy the outdoors. The committee supplies all the rods, reels, and stocks a nearby pond with trout for the event. Club members volunteer and have a great time enjoying the great outdoors with the kids. 

        Unfortunately due to the Covid epidemic all events had to be cancelled for years             2020 & 2021 and now in 2022 also.

. The last 5 yrs., numbers for 2015, 44  / 2016, 77  / 2017, 146 / 2018, 152 / 2019, 114  children have attended.The 2019 years Fishing Day has come & gone. The 2020 & 2021 had to be completely cancelled as we had hoped to possibly have it in the fall,  but it was decided to not attempt to run the event as there was & there  still is a possibility that the children  and staff could be infected therefore the safety of all took priority..The 2019 event was a huge success despite the rain the largest  fish caught was a 16" trout!!! One that we put in I hope !!!

There were plenty of fish to catch. One hundred and fourteen students participated & between school staff & volunteers there were more than 125 + willing to help the kids have a great day and 300 hot dogs were served.  There were smiles on the faces of the children which the school staff said they had never seen those students show any emotion in the past.

Some were either dancing to the music or playing wheelchair bumper cars !! Honest.

Hot Flash/ We were also interviewed & recorded by NORTH WOODS LAW & was shown on Season 13 Episode 10 on 9/22/2019. The event is getting a wide spectrum of publicity and has been broadcast several times . Good for the kids.


          Thank you all from, Armand & the entire committee for being there for the Kids.



     ALTHOUGH FISHING DAY WAS CANCELLED THERE  SOME LUCKY WINNERS                 FROM THE CALENDAR RAFFLE. DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIPS  WERE LOW               BUT MOST OF IT HAD TO BE AS A RESULT OF THE COVID EPIDEMIC. 

THE DATES FOR THE 2020 & 2021& ALSO THE 2022 ANNUAL WALTER BURNS FISHING DAYS HAD BEEN SET TO BE HELD AT SANDERSON'S POND IN GREENLAND, NH. ALL 3 OF WHICH HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO THE WIDESPREAD OF THE COVID- 19 & THE OMICRON VARIANT.

ALL OF THE SCHOOLS WHO HAD PARTICIPATED IN THE PAST HAD BEEN NOTIFIED TO MARK THEIR CALENDARS IN ORDER TO RESERVE THE DAY FOR THE KIDS.

AFTER THE HOLIDAY SEASON THE COMMITTEE WAS TO BEGIN  ITS ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO FUND THE ENTIRE DAY OF ACTIVITIES.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL IT WAS DEEMED NOT A WISE JUDGMENT TO PROCEED.   


                  History of the Walter Burns Memorial

                  Fishing Day For Special Children 

Conceived in 1977 by Walter Burns, a "Lifetime" member of the Piscataqua Fish and Game Club, Inc., the first "Fishing Day for Handicapped Children" was held in May of 1978. It was held at the "Canning Factory Pond" on Portsmouth Ave. in Greenland, NH with approximately a dozen volunteers, three schools and donations from area businesses and organizations. Over the years the name was modified to be politically correct to include more children. As many as 152 children attended our largest fishing day. Upon Walter's Passing, it was decided unanimously by the club, to rename the fishing day in his honor. Children as far away as Wells, Maine have been in attendance.  Attendance is not limited to children in schools, as we welcome all Children with Special Needs to the "Walter Burns Memorial Fishing Day for Special Children ". We have been holding fishing day for 43 years now, 5 of which we were either rained out or postponed due to the virus. We have been allowed the use of The Sanderson Pond  located at 682 Post Road, Greenland,NH by THE Sanderson family.

 We hope this will be the continuation of a wonderful tradition, 

THE SAD NEWS IS THAT WE ARE Cancelling THE WALTER BURNS FISHING DAY ON FRIDAY, MAY 20 TH, 2022.


Check out the Discussion Board for more information on the shoots ! Do you have shoot ideas? Post them in the Discussion Board, we would love to hear them from you.


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