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 ( Or if in a rush, just go to to contact your member of Congress and tell them to […]

Steve Culton talks wet flies Nov. 19

Steve Culton of 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 […]

Volunteers turn out for Mill River project

Some 20 volunteers from around the area turned out Saturday, Sept. 14, to help Nutmeg TU continue its river revetment project on the Mill River along Congress Street in Fairfield. Supported by a TU Embrace a Stream grant, the installation of discarded Christmas trees along the banks will reshape the river and create more habitat […]

Fish Short Beach with us Oct. 20

Ed Grzeda of Nutmeg TU will lead a saltwater fishing trip to Short Beach in Stratford on Saturday, Oct. 20. Drive into Short Beach, turn left when the entry road reaches the beach. We will meet at 9 a.m. Low tide is 10:30 a.m. that day. The trip is open to fly and spin fishers.

Ron Merly to share sea-run trout secrets

Ron Merly will discuss sea-run trout, where to find them and how to catch them on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. The talk, open to all, is hosted by the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited. It is open to fly and […]