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Pequonnock cleanup, fishing April 9

Start fishing season off by helping to clean up the Pequonnock before wetting some flies on Sunday, April 9.

First we will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at the start of Quarry Road in Trumbull with bags, gloves, and garbage claws (extendable grabbers) to pick up and bag the debris that has collected along the river.

We follow that with fishing with friends on an often overlooked stretch of the Pequonnock River that teems with fish.  The Pequonnock River alternately picks up speed and slows in pools and it makes it final run into Bunnells Pond in Beardsley Park and then on to the Sound.  Great fishing can be had on this stretch of the Pequonnock especially this early in the season.

f you choose later to fish Bunnells Pond (the pond at the bottom half of Beardsley Park across from the zoo) itself know that it drops off suddenly and has many hazardous underwater currents.  It is prohibited to wade or swim into Bunnells Pond itself.  Fishing from the shore of Bunnells Pond is allowed.

Dave Edgeworth will lead the outing.

Click here to RSVP.

Learn small stream tactics

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MARCH 18

Learn how to fish small streams around Fairfield County on Saturday, March 11, when Charles Petruccelli, past president of Nutmeg Trout Unlimited Chapter 217 and a certified casting instructor, leads a small stream fishing clinic at Lake Mohegan in Fairfield.

Participants should gather in the main parking lot at Lake Mohegan, located at the intersection of Morehouse Highway and Tahmore Drive in Fairfield.

Petruccelli demonstrated how to tie small, hackle-less flies that can attract the trout early in the spring at the most recent Nutmeg TU meeting. Click here to watch that demonstration as it appeared on Yankee Fisherman on the HAN Network. A second fly tying demo is set for the March 9 Yankee Fisherman.

 

Calendar of Events for February and March 2017

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, February 14 and 28, 2017, 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 Chuck with questions or additional information.  Everyone is welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

The General Meeting will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7 PM at Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT. The Speakers will be Charles Petruccelli, Past President of Nutmeg TU, Brian Carey, conservation director for the town of Fairfield, and Lynn Shavinsky, president of the Mill River Wetland Committee.

The February Fishing Meetup will be on the Mill river, weather permitting. More Details to follow.

Fly Fishing Film Tour, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, Bow Tie Marquis 16, Trumbull, CT.  Join friends and fellow anglers and conservationists from the Candlewood, Mianus and Nutmeg Chapters of Trout Unlimited for a fun night of fishing films and camaraderie! The Film Tour will be held at the Bow Tie Marquis 16 in Trumbull with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each online or $30 at the door with all proceeds benefitting the conservation and education work of our local Trout Unlimited chapters here in Fairfield County!  Buy Your Tickets Online (The last two years have sold out).

The March 11th Fishing Meetup will be a Casting Clinic on Lake Mohegan 10 AM to 12, weather permitting. Our own Chas Petruccelli, certified FFA fly cast instructor, will handle the teaching.  RSVP’s to Cheryl G here.  More details to follow.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, March 14 and 28, 2017, 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 Chuck with questions or additional information.  Everyone is welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

The general meeting will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7 PM at Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT. The Speaker will be announced.

The April 9th Fishing Meetup will be a Stream Clean and Fish on the Pequonnock. The Details to be announced.

Calendar of Events for November 2016

Our Nutmeg Chapter outing for planting native shrubs on the Mill River is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Meet us after 8:30 AM on Congress St in Easton/Fairfield just East of the Sport Hill Rd (CT Route 59) and the Merritt parkway interchange.  Bring your shovel, work gloves, water, wear clothing appropriate for the weather and boots for the soft sand or mud areas. We are adding the rest of the plants in the area that we planted in the Spring.  Contact Phil Jacques if you have questions at apjacques@optimum.net. Everyone is welcome and we need your energy!

Fishing outing is planned for Sunday, November 6th, after a visit to Art of the Angler in Danbury, CT, area.  Our trip leaders are David Ader at dader1776@gmail.com, Ed Grzeda at eegrzeda@hotmail.com, Rich Rosen at rhrosen@aol.com.  Meet at the TU booth at Art of the Angler at noon or meet at Devil’s Glen Park, 150-164 Valley Forge Rd, Weston, about 12:30 to 12:45 pm.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, November 8, 2016, 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 Chuck with questions or additional information.  Everyone is welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

The General meeting will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7 PM at Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT.  Jerry Goldstein is to be our speaker and he is going to share information on underwater photography as well as tips on how to outfit yourself for fishing without spending your whole paycheck. Yes, there will be pizza and a cash bar.

A Fishing outing is planned for Saturday, November 19th with the Mianus Chapter on the Naugatuck River for Atlantic Salmon and a cookout near Campville, CT.  Contact Jeff Yates of Mianus TU, jyates@mianustu.org., or 203-216-7078.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, November 22, 2016, 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 Chuck with questions or additional information.  Everyone is welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, December 13, 2016, 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 Chuck with questions or additional information.  Everyone is welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.