Calling all anglers! Mark your calendars because there are two Angler Nights coming up at the Boatyard Bar and Grill in Annapolis: February 23 and March 29. These fishing film nights have become a winter staple in Annapolis.
From 6 to 7 p.m. the Boatyard features a Happy Hour with $3 wine, beer, and rail drinks, $5 appetizers, and buck-a-shuck oysters. The film is shown at 7 p.m. followed by a discussion with locals, new fishermen and professional anglers alike, as well as the occasional guy/gal who just wandered in for the drink specials.
On Tuesday, February 23, Todd Moen’s “Carpology” – Parts One and Two will be shown. Moen is the owner and producer of Catch Magazine, known as the Official Journal of Fly Fishing Photography and Film. According to Catch Magazine, Carpology “reveals the magic of these giant, heat loving, bottom dwelling, big-bellied fish. With hard fights, explosive runs, breathtaking scenery, tons of information and excellent angling, Carpology-Part One will blow you away.”
There is a phenomenon known as “the Hour of Power,” in which dozens of feeding carp rise to the surface in fierce unison, their big mouths breaking the surface and ‘hoovering’ up bugs in a linear path on the top of the frothy, shallow water. Carpology captures these breathtaking moments and shows anglers the sporting possibilities of trying to fool these big fish with a fly.