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Prizes galore at Holiday Party Dec. 18

Rods, reels, trips and experiences can be yours at bargain prices during the Nutmeg TU Holiday Party  Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport.

A growing list of silent auction items include a fishing outing on the Long Island Sound, having the trip of your choice photographed or recorded on video, a 9 foot Winston 5 weight valued at $475, a fly vest and more. Watch for updates on this list

The party will again by a potluck dinner: Members with last names starting with A-K should prepare dinner, K-R dessert and S-Z an appetizer.

There will also be fly tying demos and discussions of favorite flies for use in local waters.

There is no charge for admission. But if you plan to attend, rsvp with what you will be taking to the dinner to admin@nutmegtrout.org.

URGENT: Farmington trip canceled

The Farmington fishing trip scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 9, has been CANCELED.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Speaker showcases Alaska, concerned for Bristol Bay

Alaska fishing guide and Nutmeg TU John Jinishian expressed concerns about the threats posed by Bristol Bay amid images of big fish and beautiful scenery when he visited the general meeting of Nutmeg TU Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Jinishian is general manager of Alaska’s Wild River Guides, a small, float-based fly fishing company. He talked of the adventures on the Kanektok, or Togiak or Goodnews rivers. The company operates seasonally in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, specifically on the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. More information can be found at wildriverfish.com.

Information on efforts by TU to protect Bristol Bay can be found at savebristolbay.org.

Celebrate the holidays with us Dec. 18

Nutmeg TU will hold its annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport.

A silent auction will feature such items as fishing trips guided by Nutmeg TU members and a chance to have the trip of your choice photographed and filmed.

The party will again by a potluck dinner: Members with last names starting with A-K should prepare dinner, K-R dessert and S-Z an appetizer.

There is no charge for admission.

More details will be posted in the coming weeks.