Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection photo

State starts stocking salmon

Connecticut has begun its surplus  broodstock Atlantic salmon stocking program for the fall. To learn how to catch salmon locally, hear Ben Bilello speak at the Nutmeg TU general meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport. Click here for more details. Trout are also being stocked around the state, […]

The Saugatuck River by Ron Merly

Volunteers clean the Saugatuck

Local volunteers cleaned the Saugatuck River Saturday, Sept. 16 as part of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Participants in the cleanup, sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), met at Patagonia in Westport (a supporter of Nutmeg TU’s activities) for a pep rally and safety instructions before making the short walk to the river to […]

Fall trout stocking begins

In its most recent fishing report, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced that temperatures have cooled enough to allow fall trout stocking to being. Click here to read the latest fishing report. Stay up to date with daily stocking posts on Facebook, the DEEP’s interactive trout stocking map, and its stocking report.

Ben Bilello with a salmon he caught

Learn to catch big salmon in Connecticut

Ben Bilello, who speaks around the Northeast on salmon fishing, will talk about opportunities to catch big salmon close to home at the next meeting of the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The meeting will take place at Port 5, 69 Brewster St. in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. […]

The DEEP is stocking local waters. (DEEP Photo)

High temperatures put stocking on hold

The state DEEP, in this week’s fishing report, says that fall stocking remains on hold due to the record warm temperatures  early this week. The DEEP is monitoring the conditions and as soon as possible, trucks will be stocking. Stay up to date with daily stocking posts on Facebook, the DEEP’s interactive trout stocking map, and its stocking report.

Wilderness first aid courses

SOLO is sponsoring three Wilderness First Aid courses in Connecticut in the coming weeks. Courses are set for: Oct. 7-8 Yale Outdoors  New Haven, CT 06520 Oct. 14-15 UConn Outdoors  Storrs, CT 06269 Nov. 18-19 AMC – CT  Litchfield, CT 06759 More information can be found by clicking here.

Nutmeg TU Board meets Oct. 3

The Nutmeg TU Board will hold its next meeting Tuesday Oct. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the main branch of the Fairfield library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield. Nutmeg TU Board meetings are open to all. The board has vacancies and needs volunteers. The meeting will be held in the Share Space room across from study room D. […]

Tying flies for Casting for Recovery

Nutmeg TU has fly tying group

The Nutmeg TU fly tying group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm with our host Chuck McMath.   The cost is $2 per session to cover the cost of materials.   A link to RSVP for host’s email & meetup location can be found on each fly […]