In collaboration with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) the Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited is organizing a tree planting project along Stony Clove Creek near Wright Road on Earth Day in April.
AWSMP has been conducting a multiyear project to halt bank erosion on the Stony Clove Creek
When: Saturday April 22nd
Time: 10AM – 2PM
Where: Streamside on the Stony Clove Creek (near Wright Road, upstream from Phoenicia NY)
CMTU and volunteers will be planting native trees and shrubs along Stony Clove Creek as part of as part of our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation (https://www.arborday.org/). The goal of this project is to plant along critical coldwater streams in the Catskill Mountain Region. The planting will help shore up the hillside along the section of the creek that has been repaired to shore up the bank and prevent future erosion.
This will be our largest volunteer event of the year for our chapter.
We are looking for at least a dozen volunteers to help. You are not required to be a member.
Jobs include: coordinating volunteers, planting trees, watering, registration table. Please consider taking one day out of the year to help fulfill the mission of Trout Unlimited.
Please join us and bring a friend.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/catskill-mountains-trout-unlimited-tree-planting-on-stony-clove-creek-tickets-32553683945
For more information contact: email@example.com
Sunday’s Fly tying circle at Kenco has been cancelled due to the winter storm. I hope you can join us next Sunday from 1-3.
This month’s speaker will be Tracy Brown, Northeastern Restoration Coordinator, Trout Unlimited.
Tracy has been TU’s Northeastern Restoration Coordinator since 2012. She works closely with local TU Chapters and many partners to restore and protect trout habitat coordinating restoration projects in Connecticut and New York.
Note: The meeting will also include the elections for two seats on the Chapter board of directors.
Here is a copy of the CMTU Newsletter February 2017.
Also note the location change:
Due to the recent change of ownership at the Hudson Valley Mall we moved our meeting location to the Marriott Courtyard, Kingston, next to the Hudson Valley Mall. (map).
This month’s meeting will also be on Thursday February 16th instead of the usual third Wednesday of the month due to a schedule conflict at the new location. We will be back to the usual Wednesday night meeting schedule at the Marriott in March.
Learn to Fly Fish With Trout Unlimited
Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited has been teaching fly fishing for over 40 years. Our classes include instruction in fly fishing equipment, techniques, fly selection, stream reading, and casting. Learn everything you need to start fishing this season!
No previous experience necessary. If you have your own fly rod, please bring it. If you don’t own a fly rod yet, rods will be available for casting.
When? 2-hour classes meet Tuesday evenings from March 7 through April 4, 7:00-9:00.
Where? Ulster County Community College, Senate Gymnasium
Cost? Adult: $100 Youth (16 and under): $60.
Veterans receive a 20% discount as thanks for their service ($80).
To reserve a spot, register online ( Eventbright link) , contact Bob Sills at 845-338-4292 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to Tie Flies with Trout Unlimited
This area is not only the birthplace of fly fishing in America, it’s also the birthplace of fly tying in America. Join us to learn this local craft.
This course teaches novice or beginner fly tying. You will learn how to tie well-proportioned and well-constructed flies for trout fishing. In addition, you’ll learn to tie some of the most effective flies for local streams, and many of the basic tying techniques used on hundreds of flies.
Topics to be covered are:
- how to select the proper hooks for most flies, including streamers, nymphs, caddis and dries;
- the proper use of the appropriate tools used in fly tying;
- materials & material selection, handling, storage and uses during fly tying.
Materials and supplies furnished. Equipment for beginners is available.
Come and learn Fly Tying with our Patient, Helpful and Expert Instructors
No Experience Necessary!
When: Two hour classes meet Thursday evenings from February 23-March 23, 7:00-9:00
Where: Gander Mountain in Kingston
Cost The 5-week course costs $75 for adults. $50 for youths 16 and under. Individual classes are $20.
To reserve a spot register online ( EventBright Link) , contact Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited at email@example.com or call Andrew Higgins at 845-802-3861.
Course run by the Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Visit us at CMTU.org.
Attached is CMTU January newsletter. Information on our winter fly fishing and fly tying classes, angler parking, and health of our Catskill creeks are some of the highlights.
CMTU Newsletter January 2017
Note: Due to the very recent change in ownership at the Hudson Valley Mall we were not able to confirm our meeting room reservation in time for the January meeting with the new owners. See you in February.
Thank you to everyone that came out to the party.
I have posted a couple of photos from the event and a copy of the pork-cutlet-recipe made by Fritz Sonnenschmidt.
Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited Annual Christmas Party
Date: Thursday December 15th 2016
Time: 6:15 – 9pm
Location :Fair Street reformed Church
209 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
The evening will have a pot luck buffet. We would encourage you to let Ron Urban know items you are bringing or plan to bring so we have a variety of delectable foods and desserts. The chapter will have breads, meat and cheese platter, condiments, coffee and condiments. So to see if your dish is not duplicated or if you’d like to see what can be brought, as mentioned, contact Ron Urban by phone: 845-339-5938 or email at: Ronsgonefishing@aol.com. Bob Sills has committed to bring an assortment of sodas.
As always, we are fortunate to have our guest Grand Master Chef, Fritz Sonnenschmidt, from the CIA presenting a culinary demonstration of his liking. This year he plans to do something different. He will be making Russian Christmas Pork Chops with Tea Eggs and Caviar.
Wow, this sounds like something to see how he makes his creations. He will probably have a couple of his Autographed Recipe books to be part of our raffles. Yes, you can be assured we will gather up some items for our Bucket Raffles.
Thursday December 1st 2016 from 6:30 – 7:30pm Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited will be at Keegan Ales Brewery in Kingston NY.
“Trout T’Ales” is chance for members and local anglers to gather, have a beer and talk about the season.
Please join us and bring a friend. For more information please contact the chapter email firstname.lastname@example.org
This month’s speakers will be Leslie Zucker from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, and Adam Doan, of Ulster County Soil and Water, both representing the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program.
Leslie and Adam will be speaking on projects that the AWSMP is pursuing in the Ashokan Watershed and on current conditions in the Esopus Creek in general. This has been a traumatic year for our beloved Esopus Creek. As many of you know, DEC recently closed fishing on the Esopus below the portal due to low-water conditions. The high temperatures and low flows we’ve had this year raise lots of questions about how DEP has been managing the system. Leslie and Adam both have a great deal of knowledge and expertise on the watershed, so please come out to hear the latest on Esopus Creek and to ask those questions.
We also will have a guest fly tyer this month Evan Kitner starting at 6:15 PM.
November’s ’s meeting will be held at the Community Room Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston NY (Located near the internal entrance of JCPenny) map
In case you missed it the DEC has closed fishing ion the Esopus Creek through the remainder of the season to to the drought.