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Learn tips on fishing local rivers

Upcoming meetings of the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited will focus heavily on fishing rivers in Connecticut, particularly the southwestern part of the state.

The Tuesday, Jan. 15, meeting will be a roundtable discussion of favorite places, favorite flies, favorite tactics and any other angling questions that may arise. Anyone interested in angling may attend, and feel free to share thoughts, or just listen.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Nutmeg TU member Tristan Wilgan will share his expertise. A tyer of exquisite and effective flies, he runs Tristan’s Fishing Guide Service, and puts clients on fish on rivers around Fairfield County, as well as the Farmington and the Housatonic.

Nutmeg Chapter 217 of Trout Unlimited meets the third Tuesday of each month from September to May at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, Conn. Meetings are open to all. Pizza is available and drinks may be purchased from Port 5. There is no charge for admission.

DEEP offers fishing information

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is launching CT Fishin’ Tips

To get the inaugural edition, register at www.ct.gov/deep/newslettersubscription