The club publishes an excellent monthly newsletter called "SUDS" via email. The newsletter contains the President's Letter, along with member contributed articles such as how-to's, gear and equipment reviews, commentary, as well as notice of events along with other subjects.
Club Trips and Outings
The club makes several in-state and out-of-state trips throughout the year. Our signature club trip is to Cuttyhunk Island in the Spring and again in the Fall when the CSA squares off against the Cuttyhunk Rod and Gun Club. In a typical year over 20 members take advantage of this great opportunity. The club has sponsored other trips to Block Island, Martha's Vineyard, Island Beach State Park in New Jersey, Cape Cod and Montauk. The club also schedules several day trips to locations within Connecticut. All outings provide an opportunity to meet and fish with some of the best surfcasters in New England.
The club offers information in regards to fly tying, rod building, plug building/restoration, reel repair, and knot tying throughout the year. The CSA also has an extensive library of books and videos of past meetings, available for loan.
Guest Speakers - The club has hosted some of the top surfcasters on the East Coast at our monthly meeting. Past speakers include "Crazy" Alberto Knie, Tony Stetzko, Zeno Hromin, and Janet Messineo.
Members Only Message Board
The club has a message board (club forum), hosted on Striped-bass.com, accessible to current members only, where a tremendous amount of information is shared. This is one of the club's best resources
Each year in July, the monthly meeting offers a pot-luck style picnic where club members and their families gather to meet and socialize under the cedars at the Surf Club. During the winter months, the CSA hosts a holiday banquet to commemorate the season's success. Awards to outstanding angler's achievements are presented along with a year end slide show.
How to Join Connecticut Surfcasters Association
There are several ways to join the CSA:
1. By Mail
Click on the TAB above for a membership application, which can be filled out and mailed to the address on the application. Please make checks payable to the "CSA".
2. At Our Monthly Meetings
You can also join in person during our monthly Club Meetings. All Club Meetings are free and open to the public. If you have never attended one of our meetings, this is a great opportunity to see in person what the club is all about. Please introduce yourself at the front of the room, ask questions, the club officers are there to help.
3. At Club Events
Each year the club hosts events such as our "Demo Day: Surf Fishing Show" where the club has a table where people can asks questions about the club, learn about some of the things we do, as well as signing up.