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  Townsend Rod and Gun Club

Mailing Address: PO Box 289 Townsend, MA 01469-0289

Physical Address: 46 Emery Road. Townsend, MA 01469

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The main pond is stocked with trout and also contains:

  • Large mouth bass (some can be over 5 pounds)
  • Yellow perch
  • Hornpout 
  • Chain pickerel
  • Sunfish (bluegill and pumpkinseed)
  • Golden shiner

There is a strict limit of keeping 3 fish per membership per day

Suggested gear for Catching Trout:

  • 6 ft. medium action spinning rod
  • Spinning reel with 4 or 6 pound monofilament

Rod and reel combos can be found at Walmart or Bass pro shops for around $25.

Float rig (suggested for new anglers):

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  • Weighted bobber
  • Size 10 or 12 hook. Many people also buy eagle claw snelled hooks
  • Trout or nightcrawler worms
  • Pink, yellow or orange power bait

Cast out to the middle of the pond, watch for the bobber to move then reel!

Bottom rig:

Here you will want the same setup as above except using a sinker instead of a bobber which will float the bait up from the bottom.

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Casting Lures:

Many anglers will throw spoons like a Colorado, phoebe, little cleo, Kastmaster or a spinner.

Tip: gold color seems to work well .

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