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    The Greater Upper Valley chapter (#226) is an educational, charitable organization covering a wide geographic area of Vermont and adjacent New Hampshire. Chapter members meet regularly throughout the year, mixing food, fun and fishing with educational programs and conservation projects.

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    Our mission is to protect, reconnect, restore, and sustain coldwater fisheries and their watersheds within our region for this and future generations.
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Oct. 3rd Membership Meeting & Gear Swap!

Greater Upper Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Come to our first gear swap on Oct. 3rd at UVO!!!
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Brook trout creel limit changes

The VT Fish & Wildlife Board has proposed changes to our native Brook Trout daily creel limits. The proposed changes will be from 12 fish per day down to 6 on all streams, rivers, brooks. This is huge step in the right direction for wild trout preservation on our wild trout streams. They are also proposing year round trout fishing on 27 miles of select waters. Public hearings will be held next week on the 28th, 29th and 30th. Please take action and let your voice be heard.  If you can not attend the meetings, you can email the board.

For more info. visit http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/about_board.cfm

Casting For Recovery needs Volunteers

Helpers are needed for Sunday June 9th Casting For Recovery event!!!

Essentially helpers will act as one on one guides to the CFR retreat participants. There is an official “job description” and some information on teaching fly fishing to breast cancer survivors. The time commitment is from 8:45 to at least 12 on Sunday, June 9th and river helpers are invited and encouraged to stay for lunch. This year’s retreat will be held in Stowe – people will meet at the Golden Eagle Resort.

If this appeals to people, they will need to fill out an online volunteer application at www.castingforrecovery.org and once that’s done, additional information will be sent to you. This would be a good opportunity to see how this wonderful program works “from the inside”.

April 21 Banquet

2013 Banquet Invitation & TU Banquet Program – Final

We only have a dozen tickets left – order yours today by calling 802-457-1247, or email rhodes @ sover.net, or stop by Upper Valley Outfitters in Lebanon.

Auction and raffle items include; guided fishing trips (trout, smallmouth, and striped bass), fly rod & reel outfits, overnight stays at various lodges throughout New England, golf outings in VT and NH, hand tied Atlantic salmon flies, David Footer prints, other framed artwork, packs from Orvis and Simms, various fleece & clothing items, lots of books from local authors & publishers, Morrell fly boxes stuffed with flies, fly lines, gift certificates from local businesses (restaurants, hotels, oufitters etc.) and much, much more!!!

Less than a month to Banquet – Get your tickets now before they are sold out!!!

The April 21st banquet is fast approaching and we have only 50 tickets left.  Buy yours today, or miss out on a great night of fun, food and prizes.

Tickets available at Upper Valley Outfitters in Lebanon, or by contacting us (802-457-1247 or rhodes@sover.net).


2013 Banquet Invitation

Sunday, April 21, 2013        4:00 to 8:00 PM
Bucket Raffles, Silent Auction & Cash Bar  —  3 Entrée Buffet Dinner — Speaker, author John Ross — Live Auction/Grand Prize Raffle Drawing

Hotel Coolidge, 39 South Main Street, White River Junction, VT

Ticket Information:  

$30/person – Kids 12 & under FREE

For ordering information contact us at 802-457-1247 or rhodes@sover.net

Tickets also available at:    Upper Valley Outfitters, 69 Hanover St., Lebanon, NH

Grand Prize Raffle tickets available NOW!!!  Contact us to get your’s today

Scott G Series Rod – 8’4″, 5-Wt., 5-piece – features the words “Trout Unlimited, Since 1959” handwritten on the blank (this rod was handmade in Montrose, Colorado and comes with Scott’s Lifetime Warranty);  PLUS…

Abel TR2 Reel, the epitome of a classic trout reel made in the USA, featuring pawl click drag in a traditional gloss black finish with an imprinted TU logo in white;  AND…

Orvis 5 weight Wonderline, leader and fly — a complete outfit!!!

We’ve even thrown in a Scott baseball cap for you to wear while fishing this beauty on your favorite local trout stream.

Retail value of this grand prize is more than $1,000 — Buy as many raffle tickets as you like!!!  Contact us today.

Can’t Attend?  But still interested in supporting G.U.V. TU?

Make a donation or buy ad space in the banquet program!

Cash donations will be used to cover room and food expenses.

Ads in the program are:    $25 for a business card, $50 for 1/4 page, $100 for 1/2 page, and $150 for a full page ad.

Contact us at 802-457-1247 or rhodes@sover.net

Thank you for your generous support!!!

GUVTU donates $4,000 to local conservation projects


Contact: Seth Dunn, Board President, Greater Upper Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited (603) 276-0386


Lebanon, New Hampshire — The Greater Upper Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited announced today that its Board has voted to donate a total of $4,000 to five river restoration projects being sponsored by two local watershed organizations.

“This is a donation we’re more than happy to make,” said Seth Dunn, TU’s board president and Lebanon resident. “We believe this type of cooperation and support for on the ground work will result in the long-term protection of fish and their habitat.” TU’s mission is to protect intact fish habitat, and to restore and reconnect degraded watersheds in order to support coldwater fisheries.

The $4,000 donation is being made through the conservation fundraising web site, Clean Water Future. Clean Water Future is a “crowd funding” effort by the Connecticut River Watershed Council to raise money from private individuals, businesses and other organizations for conservation projects in the Connecticut River watershed. Crowd funding web sites are a growing trend and allow projects to be funded without relying on government support or other grant funding.

The five (5) projects that the Greater Upper Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited is investing in include: A fish passage project on Broad Brook in Sharon, VT; A riparian buffer tree planting project on Mink Brook in Etna, NH; A river bank stabilization project at Hurricane Flats Farm in South Royalton, VT; An invasive species plant eradication effort on the Connecticut River in Piermont, NH and; A riparian buffer tree planting project to alleviate Irene flood damage in Stockbridge, VT. The three (3) projects located in Vermont are sponsored by the White River Partnership, a community based non-profit organization located in South Royalton, VT

“We’re very grateful to the Greater Upper Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited for their commitment,” said Mary Russ, the White River Partnership’s executive director. “This money gets our projects off to a great start. With just a few more donations we hope to be able to fully fund all of our conservation work at these three locations.” Hurricane Flats Farm owner Tom “Geo” Honigford, whose organic vegetable farm and river bank were devastated by flooding from Irene, cited the local Trout Unlimited chapter members for helping him get back in business. “Their investments in my river bank have done much more than help my land heal – they have helped me heal as well,” Honigford commented.

Individuals, businesses and other organizations interested in donating to these conservation projects on local streams can visit www.cleanwaterfuture.org for additional information. Donations can be made on-line through a secure credit card transaction.

The Greater Upper Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited is a non-profit organization with roughly 400 members dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring the upper valley’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Find us on Facebook or at https://tu226.wordpress.com/