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Pennfield Reef Fishing on Sunday, October 23rd

Ed Grzeda Pennfiled Reef

Fishing Meetup, Sunday, Oct 23, 2016, 9 AM to 1 PM.  Ed Grzeda will lead an outing on the Long Island Sound at Pennfield Reef in Fairfield.  Sign up at Nutmeg’s Meetup.com page here.  Meet at the beach at the base of the reef off Fairfield Beach Road to fish the outgoing and low tides.  A map of Long Island Sound fishing spots can be found here. Click on the map markers in Fairfield (or in the left navigation bar) to find Pennfield Reef.  Lighthouse Point is a small road and public access point off Fairfield Beach Road between beach homes that will take you straight to the reef.  Street parking available on Reef Rd and Fairfield Beach Rd (east of Reef Rd).  Stripers will be making their Fall run and the reef is an excellent spot for both Fly and Spin anglers.  Last year we had 30”+ Bluefish crashing the Peanut Bunker as well.  Waders make things easier but casting from shore or the reef as it is exposed by the outgoing tide is also possible.  Fly anglers should bring an 8-10 weight rod.  Intermediate sinking lines are ideal or floating lines for poppers.  Standard flies include Clousers, Deceivers and other Saltwater baitfish patterns.  Email Ed at eegrzeda@gmail.com or contact at (224) 234-3381 with questions.

 

Calendar of Events for September and October 2016

Fishing outing for Saturday, September 24, 2016, upstate on the Housatonic River is postponed.  At a later date, our trip leader will be Chuck Petruccelli at chuckp@optonline.net .

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, September 27, 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, October 11, 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, October 18, 2016, 7 PM at Vazzy’s Restaurant on 513 Broadbridge Ave, in Bridgeport, CT.  Our speaker is scheduled to be Paul Dinice.

Fishing outing for Saturday, October 22, 2016 on the Pennfield Reef. Trip leader will be Ed Grzeda, eegrzeda@gmail.com.  More information will be available next month.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, October 25, 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.

 

Calendar of Events for July and into August 2016

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, June 28, 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.  All are welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, July 12, 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.  All are welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

Fishing outing is planned for Saturday, July 23, 2016, on the Farmington River has been canceled.  

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, July 26, 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.  All are welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, August 9th and 23rd, 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.

Fishing outing is planned for Saturday, August 20, 2016, on the lower Housatonic River.  Jerry Goldstein will be our team leader.  You may reach Jerry Goldstein for questions or RSVP at jerryg@attygoldstein.com.

Make the Most of Your Fishing Season with Patrick Fowler on April 19th

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, Nutmeg TU will hold its monthly meeting at 7 PM at Marissa’s Ristorante, 6540 Main St, Trumbull, CT, just South of where I-25 crosses Route 111.

Patrick Fowler will be breaking down the 3 types of streams in CT and the best time of year to fish them.  We will look at specific techniques for each location and the best patterns for each.  Patrick will go over gear specifics as well.  The presentation will focus on CT streams that are accessible to every angler.  After the presentation members will have a much more comprehensive understanding of how to fish CT to make the most out of a season.

Making the most out of your fishing season will cover stocked streams, wild streams, and tail-waters.  The three fundamental types of streams each offer their own unique challenges.  Patrick will focus on when, where and how to fish each stream effectively using a strategy developed specifically for the state of Connecticut.  In addition, he will cover the varying conditions to be expected on Connecticut’s trout streams and how to adjust angling approaches for the day to day fluctuations in trout behavior.

The focus of this presentation is to enable the audience to maximize time on the water.  By knowing what streams to hit when, and knowing how to fish them when you get there, you will cut down on the learning curve and you will have much more productive time on the water.

Patrick has worked for Orvis for over two years and was recently voted onto the Nutmeg TU board as Conservation chair.  He has a Bachelors degree in environmental science with emphasis on wildlife policy and fish biology.  He attended the University of Tasmania Australian Maritime College graduate school in their Aquaculture program with emphasis on salmonid biology and behavior.  A New England native, Patrick has been fly fishing since the age of 12 and has fished extensively throughout the state and beyond.

Published April 2, 2016.