Beaver Lake is a private, man made lake of approximately 152 acres located in the western portion of Ware, MA. The lake is currently owned and managed by Beaver Lake Trust Inc.  Beaver Lake Club Corporation is a non-profit organization of eligible property owners whose mission is to work together with Beaver Lake Trust Inc. to preserve and protect the lake for future generations.

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February 22nd 2020 One Day Ice Fishing Derby/Ice Chef Cook-Off Canceled and BLCC Membership Renewals

Beaver Bytes


February 10, 2020

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


 
 
Beaver Lake February 22th 2020 One Day Ice Fishing Derby and Ice Chef Cook-Off Has Been Canceled
 
Looking out at the amount of non-iced open water on the lake today, it is clear that we will not have the required 6" of ice across the lake to run the Derby and Ice Chef cook-off.  We are therefore canceling the event for this year and hoping for better conditions next winter.  Thank you to the BLCC Sports Committee for the hours of work they have put into planning this year's event.  Hopefully it can all be reused next year.  But wait.....  All is not lost!
 
The BLCC Sports and Social Committees are already beginning to plan a Beach Cook-Off and three-day fishing derby for sometime this summer.  It will be open to all BLCC members and their guests.  Look for information on this event in a Beaver Tales in late March.

 
BLCC 2020 Membership Renewal
 

The 2020-2021 membership renewals went out by US Mail two weeks ago. If you didn’t receive yours, please contact Judie Aversa, 413-967-4207 or judiebobaversa@comcast.net .

The BLCC Board asks that you return your membership invoice (page three of the renewal packet) with payment for dues, dam assessment fee and stickers as soon as possible. We are obligated pay Country Bank $2,651.64 per month for the dam project loan, and that, with more than $18,000 of expected project bills, could require having to use BLCC general operating funds until sufficient dam assessment deposits are received.

Sending your paperwork and fees in ASAP would be a huge help in managing our cash flow and operating within our budget guidelines!

If you have any questions, contact Ken Willette, BLCC President, 617-750-0111 or kennethrwillette@gmail.com .

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Beaver Bytes


January 25, 2020

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


 
 
 
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Beaver Lake February 8th 2020 One Day Ice Fishing Derby And Ice Chef Cook-Off Rescheduled

Beaver Bytes


January 22, 2020

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


Beaver Lake February 8th 2020 One Day Ice Fishing Derby and Ice Chef Cook-Off Rescheduled
 
Reschedule Date: Saturday February 22, 2020  7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 
NOTICE: ICE THICKNESS MUST BE AT LEAST 6" FOR THE DERBY TO BE HELD.
IF ICE THICKNESS IS LESS THAN 6" ON THE 22ND, THE 2020 DERBY AND ICE CHEF COOK-OFF WILL BE CANCELED
 

Mother Nature has not been kind to us this winter in the ice making department.  As of January 20, even with very cold temperatures, there were still large portions of the lake with open water.  Looking ahead at forecast temeratures up to February 7th, it is clear that the ice on the lake will not reach the required 6" to hold the derby.  Therefore BLCC is postponing the Derby and Ice Chef until Saturday February 22th.  If the ice thickness is not at the required 6" on the 22nd, the Derby and Ice Chef will be cancelled for this year.  Watch for Beaver Bytes Newsletters for derby go/no-go status.  It is a tough ice year as many of the ice fishing derbys in the area have had to be cancelled.

Registration for the Derby/Ice Chef will take place at West Beach from 7-9AM.  Fees for registering on this day will be $10 per angler and $10 for Ice Chef (youth 12 and under still free).

New! - BumDrum Raffle. Raffle tickets for a donated BumDrum (what the heck is that?) valued at $300 will be sold during registration.  Tickets are one for $5 or three for $10. Raffle drawing will occur on the ice during the Ice Chef Cook-Off awards ceremony.  This raffle is open to all BLCC members and their guests.

Please contact Derby Coordinators Russ Mooney (413-537-9141, lr3cmooney@comcast.net) or Mike Cygan  (413-658-8140,  mecygan@comcast.net) if you have any questions.


 
BLCC and BLTI Reminders About Use Of Ice On Beaver Lake
 
Recommended Minimum Ice Thickness
The table below shows Massachusetts Environmental Police's recommended minimum ice thickness for activities on the ice.  Please note that both BLCC and BLTI do not make any statements as to the safety of ice conditions on Beaver Lake.  Folks venturing out on to the ice do so at their own risk. 
 

BLCC/BLTI Rules and Regulations For Ice Usage

  • Snowmobiles, ATV's, and ice boats are allowed on the ice. Specifically excluded are cars, motorcycles, trucks, airplanes, or engine-powered models or equipment.
  • All wintercraft (ATVs or snowmobiles) using the ice must be registered with BLCC and display the proper stickers
  • The Board of Directors encourages a "catch and release" program for largemouth bass. All minimum lengths, daily bag limits and species restrictions shall conform to the most current Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife laws.
  • For ice fishing, only five (5) tip-ups per person or twenty-five (25) tip-ups per property owner are allowed.
  • Property owner must accompany his or her ice fishing guests or issue a guest pass.
  • Any fire on the ice must be contained in a device suitable to prevent ashes and burning material to be spilled on the ice or in a manner to cause damage. No fires are allowed within 75 feet of the shore or of any vegetation or combustible material. It is not permitted to procure wood or other materials from the property of others without their permission. Ashes and burning or smoldering material must be extinguished when leaving the area.
  • All ashes and other trash must be removed from the ice when leaving.
 

Beaver Lake 2020 One Day Ice Fishing Derby And Ice Chef Cook-Off

 

Beaver Bytes

December 10, 2019

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


Recommended Minimum Ice Thickness
The table below shows Massachusetts Environmental Police's recommended minimum ice thickness for activities on the ice.  Please note that both BLCC and BLTI do not make any statements as to the safety of ice conditions on Beaver Lake.  Folks venturing out on to the ice do so at their own risk.  Also, BLCC/BLTI Rules and Regulations specifically exclude use of motorcycles, cars and trucks on the ice of Beaver Lake.
 
 

Beaver Lake 2020 One Day Ice Fishing Derby and Ice Chef Cook-Off
 
Planned for Saturday February 8, 2020  7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 
NOTICE: ICE THICKNESS MUST BE AT LEAST 6" FOR THE DERBY TO BE HELD. 
Ice thickness will be monitored in the days leading up to the event. In the event of a postponement, the derby will be rescheduled when conditions allow.  Watch for Beaver Bytes Newsletters in early February for derby go/no-go status and or event rescheduling.
 
Open to BLCC members and their guests.
 
NEW this year!  We are encouraging pre-registration for the derby by mail. Pre-registrations should be submitted and pre-paid using the form attached below by Feb 1st, 2020.  The entry fee is $10.00 per angler, and $10.00 for Ice Chef entrants. Any youth 12 or under is free.  Registrations submitted prior to Feb. 1 will be entered into a lottery to win a $25 gift certificate.  Please complete your registration form, make checks payable to Mike Cygan, and mail them to Mike Cygan, 350 Monson Turnpike Road Ware, Ma 01082.  Please reflect in the memo “BLCC Ice Fishing 2020”.  There will also be a registration held on West Beach from 7-9AM on the day of the derby.  Fees for registering on this day will be $15 per angler and $15 for Ice Chef (youth 12 and under still free).  All entry fees will be returned as prize payouts
 
Fishing prizes will be awarded depending on the total fees collected.  Entry fees collected over $75 will be awarded as either second largest fish prizes, increased largest fish prizes, or possibly largest Perch and Calico Bass prizes:
 
Largest Bass: Adult:  $25 or more          2nd Largest Bass: Adult: TBD
Largest Pickerel: Adult:  $25 or more     2nd Largest Pickerel: Adult: TBD
Largest Fish: Child <=12:  $25 or more  2nd Largest Fish: Child <=12: TBD
When you catch a fish you want to enter into the Derby, you take a picture of it on a yardstick/ruler with your smartphone/camera and email it to wjwilke@gmail.com (texts will not be accepted). Emailed photos must be sent from the email account that you provided at registration (team captain if fishing as a team) to ensure proper assignment of fish photos to fishermen/teams.  Please be sure to include the first and last name of the person who caught the fish in the email.
 
For a “fish caught by child” entry, please also include a picture of the child with the fish.
 
All photos must be e-mailed by noon Sunday February 9.

Ice Fishing Winners will be notified via e-mail/phone once the judging is complete..

Ice Chef Cook-off: All entries must be prepared while on the ice.  BLCC judges will come by your cooking/fishing spot between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to sample your offerings.  Judges will start at the south end of the lake and work their way north.  Prizes will be awarded @ 1:45 PM – you will be notified of the location of the awards ceremony.

Ice Chef Awards:

    First: Golden Spoon - Prize: TBD based on the Ice Chef entry fees collected.
    Second: Silver Spoon - Prize: TBD based on the Ice Chef entry fees collected.
    Third: Bronze Spoon - Prize: TBD based on the Ice Chef entry fees collected.
    Fourth: Cinnamon Spoon - Prize: TBD based on the Ice Chef entry fees collected.
    Additional prizes will be awarded based on sponsor donations.
 
Please contact Derby Coordinators Russ Mooney (413-537-9141 lr3cmooney@comcast.net) or Mike Cygan  (413-658-8140  mecygan@comcast.net) if you have any questions
 
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
 
It takes a fair amount of work to run this event as it has grown over the past few years.  We especially need help with judging the Ice Chef competition.  Past entries include crawfish etouffee, venison many ways, pheasant bites, and oysters on the half-shell & shrimp.  How bad can being a judge be?  We also need help with registration from 7-9AM.  Come on out!  It is a fun day to be where the action is.  Call Russ or Mike and let them know you're in.
 
Notes about judging/determining fish sizes:  All submitted photos will be carefully reviewed by the photo judge.  Fish lengths will be measured from the tip of the snout (with mouth closed) to the tip of the tail.  Accuracy of determining fish size will somewhat depends on the quality of the submitted photo of the fish against the yardstick/ruler.  During determination of fish length, attempts will be made to compensate for poor alignment of the fish against the zero point of the yardstick/ruler.  When multiple photos of leading judged fish lengths fall within 1/8” or less of each other, a tie for the category will be declared.
Please remember that BLCC/BLTI encourages Catch and Release of all fish caught in Beaver Lake. This includes Pickerel.
 
So here we go!  Hopefully the ice will get to the required 6" thickness so that we can hold the derby.

Get Your Beaver Lake Gear On And Support BLCC!

Beaver Bytes

November 27, 2019

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


 

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Please go here to order: https://beaverlake19.itemorder.com/

Order Deadline: Friday December 6th, 2019 (11:59)

  • We've got to get your gear to you - That means additional orders will NOT be accepted after order deadline.
  • If an item becomes unavailable, you'll be notified, and your credit card will be refunded.
  • Orders will not be processed until the order deadline has passed.  Please allow 2 to 3 weeks from the date the store closes to receive your goods.
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