Our speaker for the November meeting will be DEEP fisheries biologist Neal Hagstrom. Neal will give a talk about "The big picture- how development and the planning process in CT complicates trout population conservation."
Please join us on November 14, 2019 at the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association building at 540 Oregon Road in Meriden for a very informative presentation and some good fellowship! Light food at 6:30 with a short business meeting, program updates, and raffle preceding the speaker.
Our meeting speaker for October is outdoor writer and guide Steve Culton. Steve will give his presentation on "Trout Fishing For Striped Bass — How to catch the stripers that everyone can’t.” Please join us this Thursday (October 10, 2019) at the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association building at 540 Oregon Road in Meriden for a very informative presentation and some good fellowship! Food at 6:30, a short business meeting, program updates, and raffle precedes speaker.
Our September meeting speaker will be John Kovach, Managing Director of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Chairman of the Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited. John will give us an update on the museum in Livingston Manor, N.Y. and an update on TU Council activities and initiatives. To learn more about the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, check their website: https://www.cffcm.com/ . A resident of Fairfield, John is an editor of weekly newspapers for Hearst Connecticut Media
The fall through spring meeting/speaker schedule should be coming out soon following our Board of Directors meeting. Stay tuned!
Just a reminder to RSVP to email@example.com on or before May 18th if you plan to attend the picnic on May 30th. Here's a bit from their website about our guest Jerry Jahn with Spey Casting North East: Jerry has been fishing for Atlantic Salmon for over 30 years and 25 of them has been with the two handed spey rod. He began on the Penobscot River in Maine and the Miramichi River in New Brunswick. In that time we did not have books, DVD's or instruction on how to cast or set up lines. They used Double Taper lines imported from Europe and cut up lines for their needs. The rods were very long and slow action in comparison to today's equipment. Jerry is an excellent caster of single hand and two hand rods, his enthusiasm is infectious and very well received by all of our students. He is focused on getting the student to understand Spey casting and only pleased when they have success.
You certainly won't want to miss this! We hope that the venue (Chatfield Hollow in Killingworth) will draw some of our members from south central CT who may find it difficult to attend meetings in Meriden. Please join us any time Thursday afternoon starting around 2PM. Picnic fare will be available from 5 to 7 PM.
Our Meeting this month has been moved to Thursday the 30th. This will be our annual picnic meeting. We have decided to try a new venue for this event, Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth. We will have Jerry Jahn from Spey Casting Northeast demonstrating starting at 4:00 pm. Come early and/or stay late to take advantage of the varied fishing opportunities at this Trout Park that include two ponds and a small stream.
Please RSVP by email to Rick Huntley if you plan to attend so we can plan for food quantities.
Please join us on May 30th at Chatfield Hollow State Park, 381 Route 80, Killingworth, CT 06419, See:
for more information about the park. We plan to have the picnic at the pavilion. See the map at: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/18d24b8cc535ba0afcdde8795/files/9c515e02-4bb8-415c-adba-32f3d94024f7/chatfieldhollow.pdf.