Latest Website Updates
New 5/12 - May Streamlines - see Newsletters
New 5/3 - Latest Updates from CT Fisheries, Free Fishing Days! See this page.
New 4/2 - Learn to Fish from DEEP CARE free. See this page and Facebook page for details.
New 3/13 - Last Chance Cripple - see Fly Tying page
New 2/5 - CT Salmonid Action Plan - see this page
TVTU Chapter Meetings on Video
Did you miss a TVTU meeting? Click on the the TVTU Video Meetings tab above to view all available video meetings.
Please note that due to COVID-19, we are temporarily holding virtual chapter meetings. See Chapter Events page for details.
Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month September through May.
Latest Updates from the Fisheries Division
Free Fishing Day - Saturday, May 8, 2021 Everyone can fish for FREE, no fishing license is required. All other rules and regulations still apply, like daily limit, size limit, and closed seasons. Lots of great places to fish - check out the interactive Trout Stocking Map, CT is Fishy or the Saltwater Resource Map for ideas on places to go.
Circle Hooks Required for Striped Bass. Effective December 1, 2020 it is mandatory to use inline circle hooks whenever fishing with bait (live, dead, or cut) for Striped Bass. Please view our web page for the latest information and details.
Save the Dates "Free Fishing License Days - June 20, 2021 and August 14, 2021"
Everyone can get a one day fishing license for FREE. The FREE one day fishing license will be available three weeks prior to each date. Lots of great places to fish - check out the interactive Trout Stocking Map, CT is Fishy or the Saltwater Resource Map for ideas on places to go.
CT's Salmonid Action Plan
The following was taken from CT's Fishin' Tips 2021 FEB issue
Salmonids (trout and salmon) are one of Connecticut's most sought after recreational fish species. This page provides information about and related to the Statewide Salmonid Action Plan. The purpose of this action plan is to maintain and improve recreational salmonid fishing and conserve wild populations in Connecticut. The plan focuses on four themes: Grow Fish, Catch Fish, Conserve Fish, and Public Engagement.
Looking ahead, the Fisheries Division will be more adaptive and responsive with salmonid production, distribution, and conservation in order to meet the changing desires and preferences of Connecticut’s anglers.
Summary Document -- A simple summary of the purpose, themes, and goals.
Got Feedback? Please send along any comments, suggestions or feedback you would like to share via email to Mike.Beauchene@ct.gov.
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The following was taken from the April 2021 CT Fishn' Tips Newsletter
Learn to Fish Classes - ZOOM
JUNE 3, 2021 - 4PM NORWICH - FISHING FIELD TRIP
MOHEGAN PARK POND. MOHEGAN PARK ROAD, NORWICH, CT
Come Fish with DEEP CARE! The Fisheries Division - Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) program is here to help you get fishing by offering Introduction to Fishing ZOOM classes and fishing field trips!
First - register for an Introduction to Fishing ZOOM class to learn all the basics of fishing in an interactive virtual format. Classes are offered weekly and from the comfort of your couch!
Second - join CARE at one of our free Special Fishing Event, offered 3 times a week at locations around the state from mid-April through the summer. CARE fishing Instructors will be on hand at these fishing field trips with loaner equipment, bait, and instruction to help you have a positive and successful fishing experience!
Pre-registration is strongly recommended, and space is limited to the first 35 people.
See our Thames Valley TU Facebook Page for additional information Fishing Field Trips by DEEP CARE
Don't Be Like These Guys!
Join Trout Unlimited today at the special introductory rate of just $17.50. Help protect and restore our nation's magnificent trout and salmon fisheries. This low rate is for new members only and $15 of your $17.50 will go to your local chapter / the chapter you select below (more if you join at a higher membership level). Click - Join TVTU
Be sure to select the "Thames Valley" Chapter 282 when signing up online.
Thames Valley TU Chapter's Mission: To conserve, protect and restore Eastern Connecticut's trout and salmon and their watersheds.
To learn more about us, please click the button below.