Libby named to brook trout fishing group

12 years ago

Libby named to brook trout fishing group

    AUGUSTA — An Ashland man has landed a spot on a panel looking to improve fishing in the state of Maine.

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    FISHING GROUP — Matt Libby Sr. has been named to a Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife working group to improve brook trout fishing in Maine.  sp-mattlibby-dcx-arsh-15

    Officials with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announced the formation of three public working groups designed to examine issues concerning brook trout, landlocked salmon and bass. Matt Libby Sr. will serve on the brook trout group.

    These groups, comprised of members of the public, will review issues related to fish populations, fishing regulations and biological management. The working groups are led by IFW’s fisheries division director, and they will assist the department in gathering public opinion, increasing public interest and formulating fisheries management efforts.

    Members appointed to the groups come from diverse fisheries backgrounds and they represent a wide range of perspectives, according to a press release from the DIF&W. The diverse views of the group are important in developing management plans, reviewing regulations and developing policy.

    Member of the public who also wish to provide their input concerning brook trout, landlocked salmon and bass can do so by contacting fisheries division director Michael Brown by email at

    Five generations of the Libby family have owned and operated Libby Camps. Libby’s Sporting Camps is located in the North Maine Woods, specializing in fishing for brook trout and landlocked salmon in small ponds and rivers, wingshooting for wild ruffed grouse and woodcock, as well as trophy big game hunting for black bear, moose and whitetail deer. Libby is a registered Maine Guide with nearly 40 years experience.

    In addition to Libby, other members of the brook trout group include Gary Corson of New Sharon, John Whalen of Canaan, Ted Koffman of Falmouth, Dan Tarkinson of Portland, Dave Allen of T8 R11 and Bonnie Holding of Stratton.

    The landlocked salmon group includes Dennis Smith of Mount Desert Island, Larry Farrington of Greenville, Larry Fiori of Kennebunk, Bruce Steeves of Raymond, Dennis Bolduc of Oakland, Tenley Bennett of Eagle Lake and John Ouellette of Madawaska.

    The bass group is comprised of Andy Wess of Augusta, William Schwarz of Windham, Don Kleiner of Union, Carl Bois of Lovell, J. R. Mabee of Grand Lake Stream and Ken Hoehlein of Trenton.