Our next chapter meeting will be held online on Wednesday, October 20th at 6:30 PM. This will be online only.
Our guest speaker will be Anita Coulton , an Orvis Endorsed Fishing Guide on the Upper Delaware with Cross Current Guide Service. Anita guides on the famed Upper Delaware and will be sharing tips and guide recommendations to up your dry fly game. She’ll also discuss guidelines for wading and navigating the river safely. Bring your questions and join us for this informative evening!
Our next chapter meeting will be Wednesday September 15th at 6:30 PM. Our guest speaker will be Robert Adams, Aquatic Biologist, Division of Fish and Wildlife, from the NY State DEC. Bob will be speaking to the chapter on the state of the Esopus Creek and other regional initiatives. Although we tentatively made reservations at the Marriott Courtyard in Kingston for in-person meetings this fall, the board has decided to hold this meeting online in September due to recent COVID numbers in Ulster County.
Gone Fishing! Instead of a chapter meeting this month, Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited with be meeting on the Esopus Creek.
Please join us. Open to members and non-members of all skill levels. It is a great chance to meet other members and most importantly fish. If you are interested, we will be meeting at the Esopus Creel Fly shop (http://www.esopuscreel.com/) on Route 28 at 6:00 PM on Wednesday June 16th.
For the May meeting you’ll have a chance to trade all that gear and materials you don’t use and those fly fishing books you read long ago for stuff you will use and books you haven’t read.
After the business meeting, we’ll have our swap event. Everyone is free to bring whatever items they want to swap or buy from other members , whether it’s just a handful or a big box of stuff. So as you sort through your gear look for items to being to the swap!
We will start with a short business meeting at 6:30, followed by a gear swap at 7PM
Our speaker this month will be Evan Bottcher, owner of the Hungry Trout Fly shop in Wilmington NY, located along the banks of the West Branch of the Ausable River will be our guest speaker this month. Evan will be speaking to use about fishing on the rivers and ponds in the Adirondack North country.
Trout Unlimited is looking for volunteers to help plant trees for Earth Day. In collaboration with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program and in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.
About this Event
Trout Unlimited is looking for volunteers to help plant trees for Earth Day.
In collaboration with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) and in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, the Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited is organizing a tree planting project on Bush Kill, along Watson Hollow Road in West Shokan on Saturday, April 24th, the weekend after Earth Day, from 10:00-2:00.
When: Saturday April 24th
Time: 10:00AM – 2PM
Where: Upstream from the Town of Olive Town Hall, at 45 Watson Hollow Rd, West Shokan, NY 12494
Park at the Town hall or adjacent town park, then meet streamside , a short walk upstream along Watson Hollow Road for sign in.
Note: We will be following social distancing guidelines for the event. During the event will will ask you to sign in and sign a waiver. Bring your own tools if you can and wear a mask.
CMTU and volunteers will be planting native trees and shrubs along Bush Kill in partnership with the AWSMP. The goal of this project is to plant along critical coldwater streams in the Catskill Mountain Region. The planting will help stabilize the streambank along the creek to reduce erosion and provide shade to keep the water cold and clean!
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.
This years event will be dedicated to William Shaw, PhD. ( 1933-2021) A dedicated educator, conservationist, and CMTU board member.
Trout Unlimited is a national conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Learn more at TU.org.
Lindsay Agness, an NYS licensed fishing guide and the Women & Diversity Initiative Coordinator for the NYS Council of TU, will join us as our speaker this month. Over the years, Lindsay has worked with TU and a variety of other nonprofit organizations to help promote women to join the sport of fly fishing and provide physical and emotional rehabilitation to disabled military service members and veterans through fly fishing.
During Lindsay’s presentation, she will talk about the NYS TU Diversity Initiative and about “Why Diversity Matters?” Please join us!
We will start with a short business meeting at 6:30, followed by Lindsay’s presentation around 7:15PM. You may call in by phone or connect with video access through your computer.
Kirk Deeter, editor TROUT magazine, Trout Unlimited’s quarterly publication will join us as our speaker this month. He is also the author of multiple books and articles. Kirk will be sharing some of the stories on the impact of COVID on fishing, Trout Unlimited and about his travels around the globe in search of the next big one. For more information about Kirk, check out the bio here: https://www.tu.org/staffer/kirk-deeter/
Please join us. This is a unique opportunity for us to have someone like Kirk speak at our chapter meeting.
We will start with a short business meeting at 6:30, followed by Kirk’s presentation around 7PM. You may call in by phone or connect with video access through your computer.