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Fly tying and Fishing continue!

 

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, May 28, 2015, 7 PM Trumbull.  Contact Chuck MacMath at cmacmath59@yahoo.com.

Fishing Meetup Weekend, Fri-Sat-Sunday, June 12-14, 2015, Chuck MacMath to lead, cmacmath59@yahoo.com  or text to 203-260-1829 for details and RSVP.  Place: Peoples State Forest, you have to make your arrangements for a camping spot to stay over.  RSVP to Chuck MacMath no later than May 22nd. Let him know if you are going to join for a day or the weekend.  There will be no formal plans unless he receives 5 or 6 RSVP’s by May 22.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, June 9, 2015, 7 PM Trumbull.  Contact Chuck MacMath at cmacmath59@yahoo.com.  The fly tying group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per session to cover the cost of materials.  Email cmacmath59@yahoo.com with questions or additional information.  All are welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

Fishing Meetup:  Member news.

Members, if you have a favorite fishing spot that you would like to share with the Nutmeg TU Group, please contact Rich Rosen, rhrosen@aol.com , to set up a date for your event.

Power plant proposal threatens fish habitat

Ron Merly of Nutmeg TU has written an essay for the Connecticut section of On the Water Magazine expressing opposition to a proposed power plant in Oxford. There is still time to speak out and stop it.

Click here to read more.

DEEP biologist to speak March 24

Mike Humphreys of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with a 22-inch wild brown on the Shepaug

Mike Humphreys of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with a 22-inch wild brown on the Shepaug

Mike Humphreys, the DEEP Inland Fisheries Biologist for the western district, will be the speaker at the March meeting of Nutmeg TU, set for Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport.

Mike is a longtime fish biologist, holding an master’s degree from the University of Tennessee with more than 30 years in his profession.

In past 25 years with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, his work has focused on Statewide Stream Electrofishing Surveys, a Statewide Wild Trout Research and Management Project, and Housatonic River Research and Management.

Mike will be talking to us about his findings on trout survival with run of river in the Housatonic TMAs, various fish stocking programs, and regulation changes for some sections of the Mill River.

 

Next meeting to be held March 24

saint-patricks-day-clipartDue to the third Tuesday of this month falling on St. Patrick’s Day, March’s membership meeting will move to the fourth Tuesday of the month, March 24, 2015. This change only affects this March’s meeting.

Mike Humphreys DEEP Inland Fisheries Biologist for the western district, our district, will speak. Of most interest to our chapter, he will  present findings from his 5 year study of the effects on trout survival in the Housatonic TMAs from run of the river and different stocking programs, and changes in wild trout management areas, which will include planned changes to the regulations governing sections of the Mill River. Mike will also discuss the Farmington River.

This should be a most informative meeting. Please update your calendars with the change to March 24, 2015 for this meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Port 5 in Bridgeport