The Official Launch

The Tri-Town Sporting Club is officially online at http://www.tritownsportingclub.org/! The site has been up and under development for a few months now, but this serves as your official invite to check it out and let us know what you think. The site includes our home page "charter" (Spread the word, spread the fish), member sign up form, about us and contact us pages, links and resources, as well as the river and fishing conditions portion of the site.

All of you were "signed up" using the online "Become a Member" form, which I used to generate this initial email list as well.

Officially, you are receiving this email because you signed Jan's sheet of paper at the Hendrickson Hatch tournament last spring, and this is the first of an indefinite number of emails sent to the "Tri-Town Sporting Club Newsletter." You may unsubscribe from this newsletter list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link included at the end of this message, or by entering your email address in the form on the right hand side of the site, selecting "Unsubscribe" and then clicking "Save." You may also reply to this email and simply request that we stop sending you email.

Beyond the basic page content, I've been working on some custom data interfaces to highlight the rivers, stockings, as well as the fishing conditions of the rivers in our area (northern New York). The basic idea would be to provide stocking times and locatons, as well as fishing conditions, for given locations and rivers in our region. We intend to maintain the data generated on this site indefinitely, so not only will future stocking times and locations be available, but records of stocking occurrences will be maintained. Along with the fishing conditions submitted by users, the hope is that a river's history will in some way be partially documented by the data on this site.

If you'd like to contribute reports and locations, you must first create an account. I only submitted your information to the membership form as a way to store your contact information. The information is secure and protected, of course. Once you create an account you can use the website to add river locations and condition reports to one of the available rivers, currently the St. Regis, Salmon and Saranac.

If you'd like to add another river, just shoot me an email and I'll get it online soon. Make sure you send me the general location of the river in case I'm unfamiliar with it's whereabouts. 

Here's a page representing the Whippleville bridge on the Salmon River, most of you having probably spent some time here in the past year?

http://www.tritownsportingclub.org/salmon-river/whippleville-bridge

Any and all feedback is much appreciated. If there are any features you'd like to see just let me know! We can use this site to create any type of content we'd like. I've thought of expanding it to include patterns, hatches, discussion forums, etc. If anyone is interested in something specific, or would like to contribute copy or content beyond what is already supported, don't hesitate to ask!

Hope everyone is enjoying this mammoth winter! It's been fun, but frankly, I'm getting the urge to fish!

Alright, hope to see you all in June!

Ben Hamelin