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Learn to find big stripers Sept. 19

Learn how and where to find big stripers on the Long Island Sound when Capt. Roger Gendron of Connecticut Island Outfitters visits the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited on Tuesday, Sept. 19,at Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster St., in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport.

Captain Roger Gendron has been guiding on the Long Island Sound since 1989, and is one of the first guides in the area to specialize in shallow water, and near coastal fly fishing in salt water. More information about Westport-based Connecticut Island Outfitters can be found at ctislandoutfitters.com, as can local fishing reports.

The meeting will also include an update on Nutmeg TU’s Trout in the Classroom program, which introduces students to conservation and ties multiple subjects together as they raise trout from eggs to their release into local streams.

There is no cost to attend Nutmeg TU meetings; pizza and beverages are available for a fee. After a brief talk by a member, speakers commence at 7:45 p.m.

Information and links to RSVP for programs and fishing trips can be found at nutmegtrout.org.

Fly Fishing Western L.I. Sound with Capt. Gendron

Meeting at Port 5, 69 Brewster St, Bridgeport CT, 7 PM, and the pizza will be hot.

At the general meeting on Tuesday, October 20th, Captain Roger Gendron will be talking about his experiences and sharing knowledge on fishing  the western Long Island Sound.  Capt. Roger  has been actively “guiding” the waters of Western Long Island Sound since 1989.  As a local who has spent his entire life in this area, he started fly fishing the coast of Fairfield County Connecticut over 30 years ago, and was one of the first guides in the area to specialize in fly fishing and light tackle fishing in shallow salt water.  He will spend some time with us on Tuesday targeting the coastline of Fairfield County.

As well as teaching his clients fishing and fly casting technique over the last twenty five seasons, he has also been an instructor of advanced navigation and seamanship at the American Marine Training school formerly based in Stratford, CT.

He continues to offer piloting and navigation instruction to boat owners and mariners new to the area.  He speaks to various clubs and organizations on the topic of fly fishing and light tackle techniques during the off season.

Capt. Roger’s focus is on his clients’ enjoyment and safety, offering a fun day on the water whether fly fishing, light tackle fishing, or a little of each!

Capt. Roger's happy client

One of Capt. Roger’s happy client!

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events, fishing and tying.

A Fishing Meetup is planned for Sunday, Feb 21, 2016.  Meet at the pull-off parking area near Park Ave and Buck Hill Rd, Easton, at 10 AM. Bring your small stream fishing gear, water, snacks, and dress appropriately.  Contact Chuck Petrucelli for questions at chuckp@optonline.net .

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, Feb 23, 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, March 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.  All are welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

TU Nutmeg meeting, Tues, March 15, 2016, 7 PM at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT.  Our speaker will be announced before the meeting.

First Annual Long Island Fly Fishing Expo, March 19th, 2016:  Long Island and Art Flick Chapters of TU, in partnership with the Long Island Fly Rodders, the Salty Fly Rodders, River Bay Outfitters and The Fisherman Magazine, are conducting the 1st Annual Long Island Fly Fishing Expo on March 19th, 2016 from 10am to 5pm at the Holiday Inn – Plainview, Long Island, 215 Sunnyside Blvd, Plainview, NY 11803.  The event will include many fly tyers, guides, outfitters and manufacturers, along with presentations & films on fly fishing and fly casting.  Admission is $10.00 for adults and FREE for children under 18 with a paid adult.  For additional information, call Paul McCain, Expo Coordinator, at 516-415-7748.

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

Fishing outing by RSVP on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  The club will return to Limestone Trout Club for a full day with lunch included this year for $30.  Contact Rich Rosen at RHRosen@aol.com for questions and to reserve your spot.  Only 30 spots are available.

 

Update on Mill River cleanup Feb. 26

Barry Culp, senior project manager for TRC showing First Selectman Mike Tetreau the clarifiers at the clean up site.

Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced that the Town of Fairfield will host a public informational meeting regarding the Mill River Cleanup Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the APR/Cafeteria at Mill Hill School, 635 Mill Hill Terrace. The snow date is March 2, at 7:30, at Mill Hill School. Any member of the public is encouraged to attend this meeting to hear an update on the cleanup efforts and to ask questions.

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