You Are Invited to the Grand Opening of Our Westbrook, CT Location! We are excited to announce the opening of our SECOND location at 362 Boston Post Rd in Westbrook, CT at Wetmore's Marina! Come join us for Our Grand Opening Event, Saturday, May 19th from 11am-5pm. Come by and see our HUGE inventory of top Fishing gear, Bait, Tackle, Kayaks, SUPs and Paddle-Sport accessories. The event will feature: FREE prizes, HUGE RAFFLE PRIZE POOL and Kayak Rigging sessions. Charter Captain and Local Legend, Phil Wetmore will be on hand for fishing tips and techniques. Miss Molly Fishing Charters and Bell 8 Charters will be on hand and offering FREE PRIZES. We will also have manufacturer reps from Old Town Kayak, Ocean Kayak, BIC SUP, FOLSOM [...]
Take advantage of the BIGGEST SAVINGS of the season For Our MONTH-LONG holiday sale. We have everything priced to move under your tree and fill someone's stocking. Everything on Sale at our best prices of the season, including Demos, and BRAND NEW 2016 and 2017 Models. Give someone on your list the gift of summer with a BHO Gift Card ALL priced at 20% OFF! We have EVERY Old Town Kayak priced at our LOWEST of the SEASON, with FREE paddle and rod holder. All SUPs come with a FREE paddle,Leash and BAG. There is NO BETTER time of the year to come in and SAVE big, so let us help you stick an SUP in someone's Stocking, or put a Kayak under your tree!
If you have not experienced the Swallow murmuration and are in the area, you MUST! The Tree Swallow makes its annual migration this time of year and chooses a small island near the mouth of the Connecticut River to collect before their long journey south. Every evening, thousands of swallows emerge out of the salt marsh and put on a dazzling aerial flight show, swirling, and spiraling in an aerial ballet that will take your breath away. Their formations look like flying fireworks and their precision is breathtaking. This phenomenon happens through September and into October, and is considered one of nature's "greatest shows on Earth." People come from all over New England to experience this amazing show. To see it at water level in a kayak or on [...]
Dust off your tog gear and get ready for the 4th annual tog-tober blackfish tourney. Boat, yak & Barbie rod divisions!!! Heaviest fish wins- There will be some AMAZING prizes, courtesy of some of our growing sponsor list including Old Town, Malone, Costa, Stormr gear, Tsunami tackle, Plum Island baits, and Joe Bags tackle among others. Prizes for kayak division will be a fully outfitted Malone Kayak trailer. Boat division will be a cash prize. The Barbie rod division will have a separate prize pool with proceeds go to the Sound School. Barbie rod division is a $20 entry fee. It’s a $30 entry fee for kayak or boat and you must decide and pay for the division you would like to fish PRIOR to [...]
Kevin Gallagher, BHO's Paddle Sport Director, was recently featured on WFSB's "Better Connecticut." Take a look as he gives the crew a sunset paddle tour and lesson! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu5wrClF-uo
Ocean Kayak® Shatters the Pedal-Driven Kayak Paradigm New Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal merges effortless transport, versatility, and proven pedal drive technology Old Town, Maine (July 10, 2017): The kayak pioneers at Ocean Kayak are proud to announce the launch of a revolutionary pedal-driven kayak that merges effortless transport, versatility, and proven pedal drive technology. Welcome Malibu Pedal, Ocean Kayak’s latest—a watercraft that raises the bar for effortless transport, ease of use, pedal performance, and hands-free fun! It’s fun, zippy, stable and offers turn-on-a-dime performance. Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal is the most versatile pedal-driven kayak on the water, a boat that will accommodate any watery pursuit imaginable—from lunch-break fitness and easy vacation fun to blue-water adventures. Plus, it’s lightweight, easily car-topped by almost anyone, and has [...]
Come out and support great local musicians presented by the "Music Now Foundation" and BHO. Wrap up the weekend with great music in a great atmosphere, while supporting local talent!
FLUKE-FEST 2017 We will be hosting our second annual FLUKE-FEST, a 2 day tournament here at BHO on June 24-25. The two day tournament will feature a Big Boat and Kayak Division. All anglers must be entered and paid in by 6 am June 24th to be eligible. All entries are made at the shop and registered by our staff. The Big Boat division competitors will be rallying for a top prize of the Cash Calcutta. Single heaviest fish takes all. The Kayak Division anglers will be competing for a 2017 Old Town Loon Angler 106, a retail value of $999.95 donated by our partner, Old Town Kayaks. There will be runner-up prizes provided by our sponsors including Costa Sunglasses, The Fisherman Magazine, Plum Island [...]
Watch BHO's Gene Chmiel and Kevin Gallagher on Channel 3 Eyewitness News! https://youtu.be/_rDbxePPCsc
Come out and Join us as we kick of the 2017 Summer Season! Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and we're having a party to celebrate. Please join us for the kick-off to our summer-long "Rock The Dock" music series here at BHO on Sunday, May 28 6-8pm. Come Out and Support Great, local Musicians, presented by the Music Now Foundation & BHO. Enjoy your Memorial weekend listening to FREE music all in support of promoting local talent. Bring a chair, a basket, and a beverage and chill with the Black Hall Crew