Week of August 31, 2017

Schools are back in session.
Please drive carefully!

The Town Line office will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

The office will re-open on Tuesday, September 5, at 8:30 a.m.

Sheepscot Lake residents concerned over reintroduction of lampreys

I would like to bring you back to what will be our future if lamprey become reestablished in Sheepscot Lake. I began fishing in Sheepscot in 1981, primarily for landlocked salmon and tongue. In 1986, after five years of fishing, I began to keep a Personal Fishing Record which was submitted to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife each year. On February 16, 1986, I made the following entry in the booklet after catching an 18-inch togue: “The togue did not have any lamprey marks which is uncommon in this lake. It had no fins clipped that I noticed and was in excellent health and very lively.” [read more …]

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