Tag Archives: Penobscot Salmon Club

Past Penobscot Salmon Club vandalism prompts cautious approach to access

For decades, the Penobscot Salmon Club has occupied a beautiful spot along the river’s Brewer shore, welcoming anglers who sought migrating fish returning from the sea. Salmon fishing hasn’t been allowed on the river since a planned season was canceled in 2009, after the species was federally listed as endangered on the Penobscot. Still, the […]

Our Maine Heritage: On the porch at the Penobscot Salmon Club, 1947

Over the years, plenty of fish stories have been shared on the porch of the Penobscot Salmon Club in Brewer. The club, just downstream from the former site of the Bangor Dam, was formed in 1887 and is the oldest such club in North America. It’s also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. […]

Our Maine Heritage: Opening day of fishing season, 1958

On Wednesday, some of us April Fools went fishing … just like our brethren have been doing for generations. It was, after all, the traditional opening day of open-water fishing season, and after a being cooped up all winter, even a chilly day of fishing was better than none. Back in 1958 — in a […]