Latest Website Updates
New 9/14 - Sept Streamlines - see Newsletters
New 9/2 - Labor Day Weekend Stocking Postphoned
New 7/12 - Mitten Crabs - See this page
New 6/10 - Latest Updates from CT Fisheries, Trout Season Open Year Round - See this page.
New 3/13 - Last Chance Cripple - see Fly Tying page
TVTU Chapter Meetings on Video
Did you miss a TVTU meeting during the pandemic? Click on the the TVTU Video Meetings tab above to view all available video meetings.
TVTU To Resume In-Person Meetings
Starting with the September 21, 2021 meeting, we will be holding in-person meetings again at the Franklin Firehouse. Just to be safe, although not mandatory, we are recommending that both vaccinated and un-vaccinated folks wear masks.
Doors open at 6:00 PM for fly tying and social hour. Meeting gets underway at 7:00 PM.
Directions to the Franklin Firehouse:
Our meeting location will be at the Franklin Firehouse on 5 Tyler Drive (just off Rt 32) in Franklin. The meeting entrance is on the left as you enter the facility. The Franklin Firehouse is located just north of Route 2 ,exit 27. Go 6 miles north on Rt 32 and Tyler Drive is on your right. Google Map Link to Franklin Firehouse
Latest Updates from the Fisheries Division
Learn to Fish CT - Online Course
Check out and share our brand new "Learn to Fish" interactive online class. This class follows our popular "Learn to Fish Workbook" giving you information on all of the important aspects of fishing. Take the class at your pace and when completed you will get a custom certificate.
Once done with the class, feel free to join us at one of our Special Fishing Event field trips to test your new found skill. Details below!
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.
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Be sure to select the "Thames Valley" Chapter 282 when signing up online.
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Notice of Annual Meeting
Sept 21st - 6:00 PM -TVTU in-person meeting - Franklin Firehouse - Bill Keister - Alaska's Kanektok River
Oct 2nd - Fly Casting class at Ledyard Library - More info to follow
Oct 16th - 1-4 PM - Devil's Hopyard - Eight Mile River Fest
Oct 19th - 6:00 PM - TVTU Meeting - Franklin Firehouse - Mike Goodwin - Former TVTU President - "Stillwater Fishing"
November 16th - 6:00 PM - TVTU Monthly Meeting - Franklin Firehouse
More events will be scheduled here as the season approaches
Introduction to Fly Casting
DATE/TIME: Oct 2, 2021, Saturday 1:30 pm
LOCATION: Highland Lake Park, 639 Shewville Road, Ledyard, CT 06339
Youth ages 10 and up and Adults can join the Introduction to Fly Casting with the Thames Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Participants will learn the basics of fly casting from great instructors.
All instruction and equipment are included. Sponsored by the Ledyard Public Library and Trout Unlimited. We will meet at Highland Lake Park.
Please register through the Ledyard Bill Library (See Library Events).
Trout Unlimited Events
Connect with the TU community across the country at these local in-person and online events hosted by TU staff, state councils and local chapters. You’ll find fun, engaging activities like tree plantings, trash cleanups, fishing trips, community science projects, youth education activities and veteran and first responder programs close to you. Don’t see any events in your neighborhood? Reach out to your local chapter tvtu.org to find out how you can help plan a local TU event!
To access this archive, log in to tu.org and click on "Get Involved" and then click on "Events".
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.