Met this organization at the NJ Fly-Fishing show in Somerset. Great group with a great purpose. Check them out.
CFR Volunteer Appreciation Video, “Continuum” from Casting for Recovery on Vimeo.
From their site:
Casting for Recovery was founded in 1996 in Manchester, Vermont, the unique brainchild of a breast cancer reconstructive surgeon and a professional fly fisher. It began as a local grassroots group with a big heart and an original national vision, and quickly received endorsements from medical and psycho-social experts for its innovative healing program model while at the same time provoking intense interest by national media.
Casting for Recovery was founded on the principles that the natural world is a healing force and that cancer survivors deserve one weekend — free of charge and free of the stresses from medical treatment, home, or workplace — to experience something new and challenging while enjoying beautiful surroundings within an intimate, safe, and nurturing structure.
The Round Valley Trout Association holds regularly scheduled trout fishing tournaments throughout the year. The dates for 2012 are as follows:
- April 15 from 6:00am to 3:00pm
- May 19 from 5:30am-2:30pm
- June 10 from 5:30am- 2:30pm
- June 16&17 OPEN from times TBA
- July 14 from 5:30am-2:30pm
- Aug. 12 from 5:30am-2:30pm
- Sept. 8 from 5:30am-2:30pm
Be sure to visit their website for details and changes. Also follow them on Facebook as they sometimes post updates there as well.
“Mark Boriek of Hunterdon, who fishes ice-free waters all winter, hit the jackpot Tuesday when he caught a 27-inch 7-pound 1-ounce rainbow trout while wading the Round Valley Reservoir shoreline.” read entire article on mycentraljersey.com
A Yo-Zuri® Pins Minnow Magnet™ Size: 2-3/4 inch, 3/16 oz. Color: Rainbow Trout is said to have taken down the trout.
If I’m reading this correctly, the fish was caught on the eastern shore which is all the way on the other side of the reservoir from the boat launch. There is a hiking trail to get back there here’s a trail map of Round Valley pdf. Follow the Cushetunk trail to the Campground trail. It’s about a 4mile hike one way so be prepared.
As you may or may not know, there are two censorship bills working their way through legislation:
PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.
What is SOPA?
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA, H.R. 3261) is on the surface a bill that attempts to curb online piracy. Sadly, the proposed way it goes about doing this would devastate the online economy and the overall freedom of the web. It would particularly affect sites with heavy user generated content. Sites like Youtube, Reddit, Twitter, and others may cease to exist in their current form if this bill is passed.
What is PIPA?
The Protect IP Act (PIPA, S. 968) is SOPA’s twin in the Senate. Under current DMCA law, if a user uploads a copyrighted movie to sites like Youtube, the site isn’t held accountable so long as they provide a way to report user infringement. The user who uploaded the movie is held accountable for their actions, not the site. PIPA would change that – it would place the blame on the site itself, and would also provide a way for copyright holders to seize the site’s domain in extreme circumstances.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation laid out four excellent points as to why the bills are not only dangerous, but are also not effective for what they are trying to accomplish:
- The blacklist bills are expensive. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that PIPA alone would cost the taxpayers at least $47 million over 5 years, and could cost the private sector many times more. Those costs would be carried mostly by the tech industry, hampering growth and innovation.
- The blacklist bills silence legitimate speech. Rightsholders, ISPs, or the government could shut down sites with accusations of infringement, and without real due process.
- The blacklist bills are bad for the architecture of the Internet. But don’t take our word for it: see the open letters that dozens of the Internet’s concerned creators have submitted to Congress about the impact the bills would have on the security of the web.
- The blacklist bills won’t stop online piracy. The tools these bills would grant rightsholders are like chainsaws in an operating room: they do a lot of damage, and they aren’t very effective in the first place. The filtering methods might dissuade casual users, but they would be trivial for dedicated and technically savvy users to circumvent.
If the bills pass, I’ll have to stop publishing RoundValleyFishing.com, “the bill’s wording is vague enough that a single complaint about a site could be enough to block it, with the burden of proof resting on the site”. read on
CNN article on SOPA
Brookings Institute whitepaper
The Round Valley Trout Association will be hosting a free trout fishing workshop on Jan. 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Ridge Road and Route 22 East in Whitehouse NJ. The guest speaker will be John Korn, who will give a PowerPoint presentation and discuss jigging techniques for lake trout in Round Valley Reservoir.
John Korn holding a 25lb lake trout he caught (jigging) and released on December 11, 2010 at Round Valley Reservoir.
For information visit the club’s website at www.fishrvta.com.