Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited Annual Christmas Party

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.

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CMTU Event: Trout T’Ales at Keegan Ales , Kingston NY

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 catskillmountaintu@gmail.com

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CMTU Chapter Meeting Wednesday November 16th, 2016, 6:15PM, Community Room Hudson Valley Mall Kingston, NY

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

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Reminder : Drought prompts DEC to ban fishing in Esopus Creek

In case you missed it the DEC has closed fishing ion the Esopus Creek through the remainder of the season to to the drought.

See: http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/drought-prompts-dec-ban-fishing-esopus-creek

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CMTU Chapter Meeting Wednesday October 19th, 2016, 6:30PM, Community Room Hudson Valley Mall Kingston, NY

This month CMTU’s conservation committee Chairman and chapter Vice President, Ted Hoover, will give an update on ongoing Black Creek Project.

The Black Creek project is a multiyear study in collaboration with John Burroughs Association to determine the feasibility of a sustainable wild brook trout population within the Black Creek watershed and leverage the results of this study for future conservation activities. In addition to discussing Black Creek, Ted would like to discuss general conservation committee priorities within the chapter and get member input.

October’s meeting will be held at the Community Room Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston NY (Located near the internal entrance of  JCPenny) map

Here is a copy of the October newsletter.

CMTU October Newsletter

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Reservations Reminder: CMTU Conservation Banquet 2016

Don forget  to send in your reservation for the 2016 CMTU Conservation banquet.

Click here details on the event.

We are now allowing online reservations . Click here to make your reservations online and buy raffle tickets.

If you prefer to send through mail print the attached pdf, complete  and mail in the registration form in the below.

cmtu-banquet-invite-2016 pdf version

 

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Volunteers Needed – AWSMP Family Fun & Fish Day, Oct 1

AWSMP Family Fun and Fish Day was rescheduled to Saturday, October 1st from at Kenneth Wilson State Campground (859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY). It will be held from 11:00am to 1:30pm

AWSMP is seeking volunteers for this event. AWSMP will cover the cost of entering the park and will be provide a free BBQ lunch! NYSDEC will be on hand to provide fishing tackle and bait.
This is a great opportunity to see that happen and to teach some basic fundamentals of the sport. If anyone has any questions about the event or wish to volunteer, please contact: Brent Gotsch, AWSMP (845) 688-3047 ext. 3 or bwg37@cornll.edu

Event Flyer:  family-fun-and-fish-day-2016-flyer_new-date

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CMTU Chapter Meeting Wednesday September 21st, 2016, 6:30PM , Community Room Hudson Valley Mall Kingston, NY

This month’s speaker will be Troy Haley.  Troy is a retired Army Master Sargent who served 23 years in both the Marines (7 Years) and Army National Guard (16 Years). During his time in the service, he was deployed in the first gulf war, Somalia and Iraq war.

Troy will be coming to chapter meeting to speak about Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF). Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing began in 2005 serving wounded military service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, PHWFF has expanded nationwide, establishing its highly successful program in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics.

Please note that starting this September the CMTU monthly meeting will be at a new location.

September’s meeting will be held at the Community Room Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston NY (Located near the internal entrance of  JCPenny) map

Here is a copy of the September newsletter.

CMTU September Newsletter

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CMTU Conservation Banquet 2016

Dear Chapter Members and Friends:

The Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited invites you to our 52nd Annual Conservation Banquet, 6:00 PM, Saturday, October 29th, at the Stonehedge Restaurant on Route 9w in West Park, NY. The banquet is one of the highlights of our year. It’s a great chance to see old friends, meet new members, eat good food, and win great prizes.  As many of you know, this is the major fund raising event for our chapter, and it enables us to do all the good work that we do each year to conserve, protect, and restore the coldwater fisheries in our region and beyond.

The evening begins with a cash bar cocktail hour at 6:00 PM, during which you can bid on a wide array of bucket raffles and silent auction items donated by area businesses and some of your favorite fly fishing gear companies.

In addition, this year we’ve added a grand prize raffle with three exciting prizes. This year’s grand prize raffle items include:

First Prize: Orvis Superfine Rod (7’6”, 4wt)

Second Prize: 2 Night Stay for 2 , Hungry Trout Resort

Third Prize: Guided 1-day trip for 3 on the Douglaston Salmon Run with Dave “Rocky” Rockwell.

Grand prize raffle tickets are $10 per ticket OR 3 tickets for $20. You can purchase tickets through Eventbrite or by contacting Ron Urban (845-339-5938 or Rongonefishing@aol.com).

Dinner will begin being served at 7:15 PM. Wine and cheese will be available also.

Following the dinner, noted author and former DEC Fisheries Principal Habitat Technician Ed Van Put, together with his wife Judy Van Put, will give a power point presentation on artists who fished the Catskills. In addition to being the birthplace of fly fishing in America, the Catskills played an important role in American landscape painting.   Judy will present the program, and explain how those two activities often overlapped; after which Ed will answer questions – either on the subject or on fishing in general.   As many of you know, Ed Van Put is the author of Trout Fishing in the Catskills, the comprehensive history of Catskill fishing, as well as The Beaverkill: The History of a River and its People, which has just been released in a new edition, with much more text and artwork, color photos throughout, as well as a special section on Flies with Ties to the Beaverkill – photos of 25 fly patterns Ed tied with descriptions of each.
After the presentation, we will have drawings for the bucket raffles, announce the winners of our silent auction, and draw the winning conservation raffle tickets.

Please join us for an evening of good fun, food, cheer, and fish stories.

How to Register

In addition to being able to register by mail, you can register online through Eventbrite. Eventbrite will also allow you to purchase tickets for our grand prize raffle.  Reservation payments in advance will earn five free bucket raffle tickets each at the Banquet. Payment at the door is also accepted.

To register online, go to our Eventbrite page.

Or print the attached pdf, complete  and mail in the registration form in the below.

cmtu-banquet-invite-2016 pdf version

If you have any question, call Andrew Higgins at 845-802-3861 or email at: higgins_andrew@yahoo.com.

 

CMTU is a 501c3 Non-profit organization as determined by the IRS

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CMTU Chapter Meeting Wednesday May 18th, 2016, 6:30PM Courtyard by Marriott, Kingston, NY

In May’s meeting Mike Flaherty, NYS DEC – Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, Bureau of Fisheries will be speaking to the chapter on the state of the Esopus Creek and other regional initiatives.
Please make every effort to attend. It is a great opportunity to hear about the work DEC is doing, ask questions and share your experience on fishing in our home watershed.

Here is a copy of the May newsletter.

CMTU Newsletter May 2016 v2

 

 

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