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Give trout a break as temps rise

High temperatures and trout are not compatible, so as the heat increases during the summer months, it might be time to give trout a break. This DEEP report gives an idea of the effect of of increased temperatures on trout. There are places where cool water keep trout healthy year round, but take precautions and […]

Sherwood Island cleanup July 20

Nutmeg TU members and friends may volunteer for a beach cleanup at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on Saturday, July 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. It is sponsored by NGO Sustainability. Participants should bring a reusable water bottle and gardening gloves. All are welcome. High school and college students can earn volunteer hours. […]

DEEP surveys anglers about stripers

Striped bass fishing regulations are going to change in 2020, and the Connecticut DEEP is looking for your opinions and comments on this issue. Please consider clicking the link below to take a brief (2-3 min) survey to share your thoughts on striped bass regulations. The deadline is Monday, July 15. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTStripedBass2019 Also stay tuned […]

Film on wild rivers at Patagonia

Blue Heart, a Patagonia film about the fight to preserve Europe’s last wild rivers, will shown Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Patagonia of Westport at 87 Post Road East, Westport CT. With more than 3,000 hydropower dams and river diversions proposed or in the process of being built in the Balkans, communities that depend on these rivers are standing up […]

Alex Ziemkiewicz tests his skill in one of the ponds on the grounds of the Limestone Club in Canaan, CT.

Nutmeg TU returns to Limestone

Nutmeg TU returned to the Limestone Club in Canaan, CT for its annual outing on Wednesday, May 8. A few members caught fish, but as usual the trip was a good time for those who went. There are 3 deep (70+ feet) quarry ponds and 3 shallow ponds providing a variety of venues and conditions. […]

Kayak fishing in Shelton June 22

Nutmeg TU will hold its third annual Kayak Fishing Trip Saturday, June 22 from 10am to 3pm. Bring your kayak or canoe and join us for a fun day on the water. This year we head to the lakes at Hope Lake on Nell’s Rock Road in Shelton. Bring your favorite fresh water fishing gear. […]

Help plan the future of the Mill River

The Mill River, primarily found in Easton and Fairfield, is a gem, home to wild native brook charr and wild brown trout. Nonetheless the river has a number of problems. In 2004 the Mill River was added to the 303(d) List of Impaired Waterbodies, which is named after a section of the Clean Water Act. […]

Help kids fish Saturday, June 8

Nutmeg TU needs you to help us help young fishermen at the third annual Ryan’s Rebels Fishing Tournament Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Twin Brooks Park in Trumbull. All proceeds go directly to helping children and families battling neuroblastoma and other pediatric cancers. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Only a suggested […]