Ask to see a BLPA membership card or a BLPA issued Season Fishing Pass. If the boater does not have his card, check the name against the member list in the mailbox.
If the boater has neither, ask them to complete a “Release of Liability Form” found in the beach mailbox and collect $10 for a motorboat and $5 for others. This nominal fee helps pay for the boat launch insurance.
Tell the boat owner that you will conduct an inspection of the boat and trailer for weeds (dried and otherwise) that may be attached. Visually inspect these areas of the boat:
Ask if the bilge (lowest, deepest part of the boat where water collects), live wells (where fish are kept), and bait buckets are empty. The boat may not be launched if any of these contain water because the water may harbor larva of invasive species (Asian Clams, Zebra Mussels) or minute pieces of vegetation from other infected lakes.
Remind boaters that lead fishing tackle is ILLEGAL and directly responsible for loon death. The birds ingest the lead tackle and it poisons them. Lead tackle is the number one cause of loon death in New Hampshire. Ask boaters “to get the lead out!” the next time they clean out their tackle box.
THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME TO KEEP BLAISDELL LAKE WEED FREE!!
Sutton Police Emergency 911
Sutton Police Non-Emergency 603-927-4442
Rainbow Garage 603-938-5100
Carrie Godkin, Beach Manager 603-938-5457
Sharon Kenrick 603-938-2665
Vicki Willard 603-938-2547
Helping protect New Hampshire Lakes