Chapter events

Holiday party Dec. 17

All are welcome when Nutmeg Trout Unlimited Chapter 217 holds its annual holiday pot luck on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT. Those with last names starting in letters A-H are asked to provide a main course; those with names starting in letters I-Q are asked to provide appetizers. Those […]

If a tree falls in the river…

A tree has fallen and is partially covering a favorite pool in the William “Doc” Skerlick Fly Fishing Only section of the Saugatuck River Trout Management Area in Westport. What to do?!? Actually, this is a blessing in disguise! Why are large woody debris important? Wood helps stabilize shorelines and provides vital habitat for trout […]

Redds survey moved to Friday, Nov. 29

A chance to learn about the salmonid life cycle and how to help find trout nesting sites, or reeds, has been moved to Friday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. Click here for a video. We’ll meet at the Mill River WTMA (Wild Trout Management Area) in Easton, at the bottom of the big hill on […]

The Clean Water Rule is under attack

The Clean Water Rule is under attack, leaving headwater streams and wetlands vulnerable. If you have a few minutes, check out this blog entry by Chris Wood, TU’s President and CEO: We fish here so you can fish there (https://www.tu.org/blog/we-fish-here-so-you-can-fish-there/). Or if in a rush, just go to https://standup.tu.org/ to contact your member of Congress and tell them to […]

Steve Culton talks wet flies Nov. 19

Steve Culton of currentseams.com will discuss wet flies with Nutmeg TU on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. Pizza is served, and beverages can be purchased through Port 5. Wet flies have been taking trout for centuries — and the fish aren’t […]

Campville trip for salmon Nov. 16

Come fish the Campville section of the Naugatuck River with Nutmeg Trout Unlimited.  The Naugatuck River, Campville section is one of the places CT DEEP stocks bloodstock Atlantic Salmon in the fall.  The upper Naugatuck River winds its way through heavily wooded portions of the Mattatuck State Forest and other public lands. In the Campville […]

Nutmeg TU seeks river stewards

Many of you have a favorite river and all of us are conservation minded, or we wouldn’t belong to TU. The Board of the Nutmeg chapter of TU is looking to pilot a program we are calling “River Stewards” and we are seeking volunteers to lead and help. How far we take the program will […]

The DEEP found healthy populations of trout and smallmouth during electrofishing surveys of the Housatonic and Farmington Rivers (DEEP Photo)

DEEP wants to hear from anglers

The Fisheries Division of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is in the midst of mapping a path forward for trout and salmon fisheries here in Connecticut, with the goal of optimizing the quality of our salmonid fisheries and maximizing the utilization of fish produced at State Fish Hatcheries. To that end, officials would […]