Balch Lake Improvement Association

Balch Lake Improvement Association

Keeping our lake healthy


Boat Parade - Save our Lake - Kiss Milfoil goodbye

2024 fundraisers (see below FMI)

  • Balch Lake Bass Tournament
  • Fishstock Festival – Not in 2024
  • Bake Sale
Great Blue Heron
Boat Parade
Air Boat

Balch Lake Bass Tournament (rain or shine) Saturday June 29th

Anglers must check in 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM at the Balch Lake Marina

You must have purchased a shirt to be on the registration list

Trophies awarded at 2:30 PM for the 3 largest fish

Boat Poker Run

Held in late July/early August

  • Description: Buy your poker hands at the Balch Lake Marina, fill your boat with friends and head out on the lake to locate the 5 pontoon boats where you will “draw” your hand. The winning hand will be announced at the marina with the winner taking home 50% of the take.
  • Boats moored in Loon Cove, Outside the No Wake Zone in NH, Wyman Cove, The Ridge and by Greenbay Beach in Shady Nook.
  • Contact Person: Linny Seaver
Poker Run

Auction and Yard Sale

Held in late-July on the odd years

  • Description: The yard sale begins at 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Everyone is encouraged to donate “lightly used goods to the auction and/or auction. Donations will be accepted the day before the event
  • Location: Shady Nook Recreation Center
  • Contact Person: Diane Landry, 781-307-2684 or Becky Jackman 207-653-9814
  • Volunteers needed
For Sale sign
Fish Stock Music Festival

Minnowstock Music Festival

Saturday July 27th

Smaller than FISHSTOCK but just as much fun!


  • Description: Enjoy an evening of live music, food and fun
  • Location: Wyman Cove, 360 Francis Rd, Wakefield
  • Time 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Contact Person: Gary Poisson

Bake, Craft and Raffle Sale

Saturday August 17th

  • Description: An annual tradition with a possible new craft addition this year. Drop your baked goods off at 8:30. Please wrap and label your goods for special preparation such as “peanut” or “gluten” free
  • Location: Shady Nook Recreation Center
  • Time 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Please drop off wrapped donations at 9am.


    Contact Person: Elaine Hall,

Bake Sale