Hello Everyone, When you are thinking about stocking stuffers and Hanukah gifts for the Holidays, think about the Fish Ladder Goods & Gear! A new crop of ball caps has arrived and T-shirts are available in most every size and color. Visit our website, www.damariscottamills.org under “Support Us” to view the 2022 design. Caps and […]
2022 was another banner year for alewives at Damariscotta Mills! The count of fish going into the lake to spawn was 1,103,346. Hooray! Another year with a count over 1 million….our fish ladder is really working well!
As the weather warms and with it, water temperatures, the alewives will be triggered to come in and begin their ascent of the fish ladder. The birds are ready for fish—groups of cormorants (called gulps) are organizing in the bay to dive on the fish the minute they arrive. Osprey are in the skies, waiting […]
There are lots of fish in this week so harvests should be good all week. Harvesting takes place Monday – Friday at 5am and 3:30pm each day. Depending on the number of people waiting for fish, there may be a 3 tray limit with the option to get back in the line for additional fish. […]
Harvesting is well underway at Damariscotta Mills. The harvest takes place Monday through Friday at 5am and 3:30pm. If the line waiting for fish is long, there may be a 2-3 bushel limit but people can get back in the line for more fish after those waiting are served. For more information, call or text […]
The baby alewives made their journey back down the fish ladder in the fall. Here’s a photo.
Thanks so much to everyone who helped make it possible—what a great community effort!!