New signs proclaim Ultimate Fishing Town

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 August 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

CARLTON – New signs were recently added to three Carlton Town Signs – one of Route 98 and two on Route 18 – that declare the community is an “Ultimate Fishing Town.” The photo above shows the sign on Route 98.

The Point Breeze community won the on-line contest in 2013 through the World Fishing Network. The prize included $25,000 to promote the fishery.

A committee has been looking for ways to spend the $25,000. The messages on the welcome signs is just one way. The committee used funds to take Vietnam veterans on a charter boat fishing trip and has other projects in the works, including restoring a giant fiberglass salmon that has been in the front lawn of the former Bait Barn and Tackle Shop on Route 279 in Gaines. That fish will be refurbished and displayed at many community events.

The sign at the corner of routes 18 and 98 that welcomes people to Point Breeze also now includes an “Ultimate Fishing Town” designation.