Latest Website Updates
New 6/10 - Latest Updates from CT Fisheries, Trout Season Open Year Round - See this page.
New 6/10 - TVTU Fishing Day - see this page
New 6/9 - Thames River Basin Partnership Floating Workshop June 18th. See this page
New 5/20 - Hints from Nutmeg TU for Stream Home Owners - See this page below.
New 5/12 - May Streamlines - see Newsletters
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
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Hints for Streamside Homeowners
Fellow chapter Nutmeg TU has published a guide to help residents who live near streams protect trout habitat through the use of streamside buffers.
There a wealth of information here to help you protect stream habitat near you...
Visit the Nutmeg Chapter or Click here to read about "Your Healthy Backyard Stream."
Latest Updates from the Fisheries Division
Trout Season to be Open Year-Round . Governor Ned Lamont signed into law an act which removes the closed season for trout going forward. The Fisheries Division is working to address how this new law impacts current fishing regulations and will have a draft available for public comment later in 2021.
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.
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Thames River Basin Partnership Floating Workshop - June 18
The 21st annual Floating Workshop will be June 18, 2021. The focus on this year’s event will be on Coastal Embayments of Southeastern Connecticut. Please plan to join the TRBP for an informative paddle on the Poquonuck River, with stops at Bushy Point Beach and Baker Cove as we learn about water quality issues and what is being done to address them. Learn about the significance of eel grass, quahogs, oysters and more. Hands-on activities will be included.
This will be a Bring Your Own Boat event. We also decided early in the planning stages that we would forgo an indoor session with lunch, so please eat before you arrive. This will be a 3 mile paddle in calm tidal waters (unless it is windy). Non boat people may hike to Bushy Point Beach.
Please register and send your payment by June 15. https://thamesriverbasinpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/FW-21-Registration-Form.pdf
The rain date for this event will be June 25, 2021.
TVTU Fishing Day
As a result of the pandemic, TVTU canceled the annual fishing/campout at the Konnow Fish camp. In lieu of that event TVTU held a afternoon fishing and cookout on June 5th at the Konnow camp. This was a no mask but common sense social distancing event and the turnout was great.
The weather was a little on the hot side (understated) and the fishing was not the best but it was a great social event. Best of all, Duke and Jen Preston provided a nice cookout.
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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.