Chapter events

Fly Fishing Film Tour to return

Don’t miss out on our annual screening of the incredible Fly Fishing Film Tour — a perfect way to spend a cold winter night dreaming about the fishing season ahead! Check out the trailers to this year’s lineup of films that will get your heart pumping! Each year we offer two showings so that there’s […]

Learn tips on fishing local rivers

Upcoming meetings of the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited will focus heavily on fishing rivers in Connecticut, particularly the southwestern part of the state. The Tuesday, Jan. 15, meeting will be a roundtable discussion of favorite places, favorite flies, favorite tactics and any other angling questions that may arise. Anyone interested in angling may attend, […]

The Connecticut DEEP has stocked Atlantic salmon in the Naugatuck River. (Photo by William Hartley/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Share your thoughts in salmon survey

The DEEP Fisheries Division is looking for your opinion, through a short survey, about the Catch and Release season for Broodstock Atlantic Salmon in within the Designated Areas on the Naugatuck and Shetucket Rivers. Click below to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SalmonSurvey18

DEEP names new Chief of Natural Resources

Rick Jacobson has been chosen as the next Bureau Chief for Natural Resources at DEEP. Rick takes over for Bill Hyatt, who retired in October. Rick brings 37 years of natural resources management experience to the role of Bureau Chief. His entire professional career has been in public service and conservation. As the Director of […]

Ugly sweater fishing trip Saturday

Nutmeg TU members may join members of the Mianus and Candlewood Valley chapters on the annual Ugly Sweater fishing outing Saturday, Dec. 15. The group will meet at 11 a.m. at UpCountry Sportfishing at 352 Main Street in New Hartford and spread out along the river to go fishing in small groups. Join us mid-day for coffee and […]

High bacteria levels found in many rivers

A new report by the Westport-based Harbor Watch found water from 20 rivers exceeded acceptable levels of bacteria 77 percent of the time, according to a story in the Connecticut Post. That’s the same criteria the state uses to close beaches. Click here to read the Connecticut Post story. Click here to read the Harbor Watch report.

Fred Lord judges an entry from Tristan Wilgan (seated), winner of last year's Chopped fly tying contest at the Nutmeg TU Holiday Party. This year's contest will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at Port 5.

Prizes galore at Holiday Party Dec. 18

Rods, reels, trips and experiences can be yours at bargain prices during the Nutmeg TU Holiday Party  Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. A growing list of silent auction items include a fishing outing on the Long Island Sound, having […]

Salmon stocked this week

As of Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Naugatuck River TMA (Litchfield/Campville/Harwinton area) was stocked with large Broodstock Atlantic Salmon (average weight was 7 to 10 pounds, with the largest fish being around 15 pounds.); this was the last of two stockings in this river section. The daily creel limit is one (1) salmon per day. Salmon will […]