Future Events

This is a partial list of future events and should be checked often for additions and changes.

 

Meetings – held 1st Tuesday of every month but July/Aug at Knights of Columbus hall, 7:30 pm, Knights of Columbus 152 Litchfield, Torrington. Meetings begin at 7:30. Refreshments are served.  There is no charge for attending meetings – donations to cover food costs accepted.  We encourage members to bring guests to meetings – they may join the chapter at half-off the annual price or join as a family.  Generally, meetings begin with a fly swap – this can be something you tie yourself or purchase. You’ll almost always get a different fly than what you started with. Meetings mostly end after 45-60 minutes of business, after which we’ve got a guest speaker or a video on fishing, conservation, or related topics.

Tuesday, March 6th –  Guest Speaker Alicea Charamut – River Herring

Alicea Charamut is the Chair of the Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited and the former president of the Farmington Valley Chapter. She works full time for the Connecticut River Conservancy as the River Steward here in Connecticut. And so as not to miss out on anything fishy, she is the Secretary of the Fisheries Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality and on the board of Rivers Alliance of Connecticut.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd – Guest Speaker Jeff Yates – Director of TU Volunteer Operations
  •  Jeff Yates works with Trout Unlimited’s volunteers in the 36 state councils and nearly 400 local chapters across the country delivering support, trainings and resources aimed at helping volunteers more easily and effectively accomplish TU’s mission in their local communities.
  • Tuesday, May 1st
  • Tuesday, June 5th
  • Tuesday, September 4th
  • Tuesday, October 2nd
  • Tuesday, November 6th
  • Tuesday, December 4th (Holiday Party)

Outings– Bring your waders, rod, net and vest for a good time. Lunch is provided at all daytime outings.  If we have an outing on an afternoon or evening, we generally grab dinner take-out for those attending.  Members free, non-members $10.00 donation to cover cost of food. Non-members may join at the discounted 1st year rate ($17.50) at any event. Donations accepted.  You can hone up on casting skills at most outings, several members are quite good at teaching casting. Our chapter has a port-a-potty we use for outings with no public restrooms.  Look for the NWCTU banner to find our location at outings.

  • Friday, April 20th, Blackberry River 3:00pm- Dusk.  Meet at Buckley  furnace.  Guided by Joe Cieslowski.
  • Saturday, May 12th, Farmington River. Meet at Legends Lodge, 20 River Rd(Route 181), Barkhamsted, CT.  From CT-44, turn at the blinking yellow traffic light at the intersection closest to the Barkhamsted Transfer Station, about a mile west of the intersection of CT-44 & CT-219. On the right, the first dirt road is Greenwoods Fishing Access, and the 2nd is Legends. We’ll park at Legends, next to the treeline on the right.  River access will be back of the lodge .  10:00-Dusk.                                                                  
  • Saturday, June 23rd, Housatonic River. Meet at rear parking lot, Housatonic Meadows, just north of CT-4 on US-7. (Not the State Camp Site) From Route 7 take the road in to the right, all the way through the woods to the rear parking lot.   That pushpin below marks the road, not the parking lot, which is right next to the river.                                                                                                                                                                
    • Saturday, July 14th, Housatonic River.  Directions: Follow Route 7 south of Cornwall Bridge 4.8 miles then turn right at North Kent Rd. Follow the road west toward the river, cross the RR tracks and park at the end of the road. Meet on the beach. Follow the trail to the right of the gate to the beach. 10:00-4:00. Bring your own lawn chair if you want to sit on anything other than a rock or the ground.                                                                                                      
  • Saturday, August 18th.  Outing and Cookout at the Housatonic River Hydro-Electric plant. Directions: About 1.5 miles south of the intersection of US-7 and Bulls Bridge Rd, turn right, pass the plant and park at the picnic area on the river.  Meet at picnic area. We’ll be celebrating Izaac Walton’s birthday, (Aug 9, 1593) by fly fishing off the east bank of the Housatonic River in the Bulls Bridge TMA.                                               
  • Saturday, September 8th, Join members of the NWCTU and the FVTU for our joint picnic, on the Farmington River, Peoples State Forest,  meet at Pavilion.   Directions:  Off Route 44: take Route 318 in Barkhamsted. Go across the steel bridge and take an immediate left onto East River Road. The recreation area is approximately 1 mile up on the left. Once inside the park, turn left and park near the Pavillion.                                                                                                              
  • Saturday, October 6th, Outing and Cookout on the Housatonic.  Meet at rear parking lot, Housatonic Meadows, just north of CT-4 on US-7. (Not the State Camp Site)                                                                                                 

Fly Casting Clinics – Please contact us at the chapter’s phone number(860-248-2090) or write us here to register at least three days before class  (this is one on one training, so register so we can ask the right amount of teachers to attend). Training is free for members, $10.00 donation for non-members (non-members may also join -1st year $17.50).

Most Wednesday classes are held at the location below, 1/2 mile north of the covered bridge in West Cornwall. If you would rather have your class at another location (perhaps closer to home), contact us at the number above.

Also, we have two teachers that can teach in the Litchfield/New Preston area on Saturdays, Again, call the number above for details.

  • Wednesday, April 18th, on the Housatonic. Waders optional. Other equipment provided by NWCTU.  11:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-5:00.
  • Wednesday, May 16th, on the Housatonic. Waders optional. Other equipment provided by NWCTU.  11:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-5:00.
  • Wednesday, June 13th, Waders optional.  If you want to fish this section of the river, you’ll want to bring your waders, wading boots with studs or cleats, wading staff and vest if you have all that stuff.  Other equipment provided by NWCTU.  11:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-5:00.
  • Wednesday, July 18th, Waders optional. If you want to fish this section of the river, you’ll want to bring your waders, wading boots with studs or cleats, wading staff and vest if you have all that stuff.  Other equipment provided by NWCTU.  11:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-5:00.
  • Wednesday, August 15th, Waders optional. If you want to fish this section of the river, you’ll want to bring your waders, wading boots with studs or cleats, wading staff and vest if you have all that stuff.  Other equipment provided by NWCTU.  11:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-5:00.
  • Wednesday, September 19th, Waders optional. If you want to fish this section of the river, you’ll want to bring your waders, wading boots with studs or cleats, wading staff and vest if you have all that stuff.  Other equipment provided by NWCTU.  11:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-5:00.
  • Wednesday, October 17th, Waders optional. If you want to fish this section of the river, you’ll want to bring your waders, wading boots with studs or cleats, wading staff and vest if you have all that stuff.  Other equipment provided by NWCTU.  11:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-5:00.
  • Wednesday, November 14th, Waders optional. Weather permitting,  if you want to fish this section of the river, you’ll want to bring your waders, wading boots with studs or cleats, wading staff and vest if you have all that stuff.  Other equipment provided by NWCTU.  11:00am-1:00pm or 2:00-5:00.

For additional information use the form below to contact us or call 860-248-2090.