Join us this month for: Fishing the Housatonic from Top to Bottom with Jeff Yates
Flowing from the Berkshires of Massachusetts to the shores of Long island Sound, the Housatonic River offers one of the region’s most diverse fisheries where anglers can target trout, smallmouth bass, pike, striped bass and more! The Housatonic Watershed is also one of Trout Unlimited’s new Priority Waters, a network of streams across the country recognized for their significant conservation value and targeted for large-scale restoration work in the years to come. Join Jeff Yates, Director of Volunteer Operations for TU, as well as a guide and author of the book Fly Fishing Fairfield County for a visual journey down the entire length of the Housatonic covering where to fish, how to access the water and what you can do to help make the “Housey” healthier for future generations of anglers.
For free in-person or Facebook Live tickets to the meeting go to: https://events.eventgroove.com/event/Regular-Monthly-Chapter-Meeting-69729.
A Message from the Vice President
Members and friends,
I hope that this message finds you well and enjoying the fall! Things sure seem to be getting more hectic as I get older. I have been trying harder to get out and fish a bit and I hope that you have as well. The holidays will be upon us before we know it.
That said, I really hope that you can join us as we start in-person meetings for 2022/2023. Also, stay tuned for information about our Holiday Gathering scheduled for December 7th at the VFW Post in Guilford. We have lined up a fantastic keynote speaker in Paul Dinice. More to come on arrangements and cost.
We still can use help to plan and implement a couple of conservation projects. These projects are Christmas tree revetments on the Coginchaug River in Middletown at Wadsworth Falls State Park and on the Mill River in Hamden at Sleeping Giant State Park.
Plan to help for a few hours next July as we remove invasive water chestnut (Trappa natans) from Pages Mill Pond in North Branford. Don't worry, we will remind everyone many more times! We'll also be reminding you about the opportunity to give help to the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association when they conduct their cleanup efforts on Hanover Pond in Meriden.
Please let me know if you would like to see us have our meeting in May 2023 as a picnic meeting somewhere that we can also fish. Thanks.