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We are South Sound Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.
They were tired of their membership dues going to out-of-state enhancements thousands of miles away, to pay salaries on the national level and these officials did not care or even try to not understand our local needs. They were tired of being refused the right allowing input on legislation issues that involved their own fisheries.
It was time for a change, and thus was spawned THE PUGET SOUND ANGLERS.
The general outline of the organization is for each chapter to retain an independent nature. A State Board was formed which all chapters belong. This board is responsible to those chapters and promote general membership in the organization. A working committee of the State Board is the resource Management Committee, which has the great responsibility of working to improve fishing in the state.
In addition, it was to help communications among chapters regarding fund raising and projects of interest to all members.
Puget Sound Anglers have been involved in stream enhancements, educational forums, state legislation & Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife advisory committees. We also participate in fishing with children thru a joint project called Kast for Kids. We have developed a program whereby our members take a returning GI fishing.
Members have been involved in stream enhancements, educational forums, state legislation, remote site incubators hatching salmon, fishing with children and even assisting developmentally disabled persons catch their first fish. One chapter has a outing for the blind.
Many of our chapters put on salmon derbies each
year whereby some of the profits are returned to the community as
donations for worthy causes.
Each chapter has a monthly general meeting at which fish stories are discussed, guest speakers are provided and there are even raffles to give you a chance to add to your tackle box.
The membership outings may have you fishing at your back door, west to the Pacific Ocean for salmon or halibut, north toward Canada or even into Mexico. There is also competition between the chapters as they try to lose the "Dreaded Swine Cup."
South Sound Chapter:
South Sound chapter has been selected to be a
contact for WDFW for their bottomfish, (black rockfish) tagging project off
the coast from Westport. This is a project that a charter boat is
chartered by WDFW & we supply bodies to fish for & tag rockfish
out of Westport to
determine their movements when later caught. This method uses the
location where released & also caught again by a charter boat, using the coded wire tag's number
which was recorded at a original GPS location.
Our chapter also sends out a
electronic e-mail newsletter & by
snail mail our members who do not have computers. One thing to remember, it is
your responsibility to keep us informed if your e-mail address changes. We also keep you informed by passing on
new WDFW news releases & other current information pertaining to fishing in
our region. And you are looking at our website.
Last Updated 03-22-2012
PO Box 1002