NEWGLSF has enjoyed a working partnership with the Lincoln Park zoo for the past 50 years. The clubs fish rearing pond is located on zoo property and since the partnership was formed over 6 million Trout & Salmon have been raised in the rearing pond and released into Lake Michigan for area fishermen to enjoy.
For the past 9 years the Zoological Society has hosted a Holiday Light show in Lincoln Park with funds raised helping to make improvements at the local zoo. The entire event including set up, running the light show, and taking down light displays is done by volunteers. Many of the volunteers helping with this project are members of NEWGLSF. THANK YOU to our NEWGLSF volunteers. We are posting some photos of the light displays on the NEWGLSF web page.

The drive through show features over 70 lighted Animal and Holiday light displays, many of which are animated. Light show attendees can enjoy the show from the comfort of their own car for a donation of just $5.00 per carload. Funds raised from this event are used for exhibit improvements throughout the Lincoln Park Zoo and educational programs.

The light show will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving. As Christmas approaches the Light Show will run nightly starting December 17th through December 29th. There will be an opportunity to enjoy the Light Show by walking through Lincoln Park for one evening only on December 30th.  The suggested donation for the “Family Night Fun Walk” is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family.

People visiting the Light show will enter from the intersection of Waldo Blvd. and Lincoln Blvd. and exit on the west side of the park onto North 8th Street. The light show organizers wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Club Meeting Plans for 2020

Due to health & safety concerns associated with the COVID 19 Pandemic, and for the safety of our club members and guest speakers, the Board of NEWGLSF has decided to cancel all remaining general meetings for the year 2020.
We are hopeful that by early 2021 there will be a vaccine available to deal with COVID 19.
NEWGLSF will send out a postcard alerting members when the club will start hosting regular monthly meetings.

Until then lets keep fishing.  In an effort to keep you connected with area fishing news, we encourage you to email photos of some of your great fish catches to newglsf@charter.net or text them to 920-323-5215. We can post the photos on our facebook page or our website. Please include the name of the person catching the fish, date caught, and where caught. 

Scott and Logan Jansky had a successful day on the big lake boating three nice fish on August 19th.

Mike Heinzen, President of the Northeastern Wisconsin Great Lakes Sport Fishermen organization (NEWGLSF) installed new plumbing and sprayers at the Manitowoc Marina Fish Cleaning facility recently. Maritime Plumbing, where Mike works, donated the plumbing parts for the project and Mike volunteered his time to install the new fish cleaning equipment.

NEWGLSF Member fishing success

NEWGLSF would also like to point out that the year long NEWGLSF fishing contest will continue through the end of this year as planned. The fishing contest is open to all NEWGLSF members and contest details are on the “Events” link of this website. Interested persons can also find a membership form on the website to become a NEWGLSF member.


Next Planned General meeting is scheduled for September 17th, 2020. Scheduled meetings are subject to change due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Please check this website occasionally for updates on future meetings and events sponsored by NEWGLSF.

NEWGLSF 2019 Year Long Fishing Contest Winners

Brown Trout             Joe Sharpe                22.43 Pounds
Chinook Salmon       Bob Stanul                 31.09 Pounds
Coho Salmon            Steven Bergner         12.05 Pounds
Lake Trout                Andrew Pautz           23.02 Pounds
Rainbow Trout         Tony Borowski         15.00 Pounds

Grand Slam Winner – Kevin Groh - 86.94 Pounds:
Brown Trout = 22.34 Pounds
Chinook Salmon = 25.64 Pounds
Coho Salmon = 10.74 Pounds
Lake Trout = 15.03 Pounds
Rainbow Trout = 13.19 Pounds


For 2019 Salmon Derby photos click on the "events" link and derby photos under the heading "Derby"