Surfland’s Kay Moulton Passes at 87

Kay Moulton, the longtime owner of Surfland Bait & Tackle on Plum Island, MA, died on July 1 at the age of 87.

Kay and her late husband, Ray, opened Surfland in 1960, and the shop eventually became the epicenter of the Plum Island fishing community, with Kay dispensing invaluable knowledge on where and on what the local striped bass, bluefish and other species were feeding.

According to the Newburyport News, Kay was beloved by “local fishermen who relied almost exclusively on her knowledge and repair skills when they entered the shop on a regular basis.”