Fish the Ovation Pool on the Farmington River in New Hartford, then gather for an informal meeting of the Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited on Wednesday, July 25.
Fish Ovation or nearby pools as early and often as you want.
At 7 p.m., we will meet at a restaurant near the Ovation pool — Parrot Delaney Tavern at 37 Greenwoods Road, New Hartford — for our quarterly meeting. Everyone will be responsible for buying their own food and drink. Click here to view a menu.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have an accurate headcount.
Agenda to follow.
Council meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of July, October, January and April, and are open to all.
The Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited is fighting to stop cuts in the budget proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that would eliminate Kensington Hatchery.
This year’s proposed budget calls for the removal of $195,000 specified as the amount necessary to operate the Kensington Hatchery
The following are impacts of the loss of this hatchery:
Valuable genetic traits defining Connecticut River salmon will be lost forever.
Obtaining eggs for the Trout in the Classroom may be more difficult
The Salmon-in-Schools program, sponsored by the Connecticut River Salmon Association, would be terminated after this school year which would effect 60-70 schools.
Up to 7000 Atlantic Salmon fishing trips in Connecticut will be lost with the end of the brood stocking program.
The unique Seeforellen Brown trout will be lost to Connecticut anglers.
Click here for instructions on what you can tell your membership to do to help. You can copy and paste the information to your own website or in the body of an email (don’t forget the links!) or simply share the link on your Facebook Page, On Twitter, or in an email.
Also, Jim Glowienka will be at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to testify at the public hearing on Monday, March 2nd at 6:30. We encourage anyone who can to come and stand with TU on this issue.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: OPENING DAY OF TROUT SEASON WILL BE APRIL 11TH!
Secretary, CT Council Trout Unlimited
President, Farmington Valley Trout Unlimited