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 […]

Nutmeg TU board meets Oct. 1

The Nutmeg TU Board plans events for Nutmeg TU Chapter 217. The board meets the first Tuesday of most months, usually at the Fairfield Public Library at 1080 Old Post Road in Fairfield. Meetings are open to all. There are ways anyone could help the board improve Nutmeg TU activities. We are looking to expand […]

Salt water experts share tips Sept. 17

Just in times for the fall blitzes, salt water fishing experts will share their knowledge of the Long Island Sound on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., in the Black Rock section of The talk, open to anglers of all styles — fly or spin, surf or boat, catch-and-release or […]

Fish the Cascades Sept. 8

Nutmeg TU is kicking off it’s 2019-20 season with a trip to the Cascades in Mohegan Lake Park in Fairfield on Sunday Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Mill River is catch and release and holds some very nice fish, both stocked and holdovers from Lake Mohegan. There are opportunities for lake fishing, […]

TU fights for Endangered Species Act

Trout Unlimited is among the organizations fighting to stop efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act. This blog by Kate Miller provides a look at TU’s stance and efforts. The Endangered Species Coalition, of which TU is a member, has started a petition to stop the changes. The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters is asking […]