Trout Unlimited is a national organization dedicated to protecting and improving cold water fishing resources. Our local chapter is a key building block and our local members volunteer their time, money and energy to improving cold-water fishing resources in New Hampshire. Almost all members love fly fishing, and related activities, such as fly tying.


The Annual McQuesten Brook cleanup

The annual McQuesten Brook cleanup will be held Monday June 1, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

The cleanup is held by NH Fish and Game Department along with NH Rivers, City Of Manchester, Anheuser Busch and the Manchester Fly Fishing Association .

We will be meeting at the kiosk in Wolfe Park located on Harvell St. right behind the DQ off Second St. Please see map below, If you could make it out on Monday afternoon and lend a hand this will be a great time for the chapter to accumulate many volunteer hours and we will be cleaning up a great wild Brook Trout area.

If you could bring a pair of hip boots or waders, some of the areas to be cleaned will entail wading. Most of the item and trash are small in size and most will be fitting in a plastic garbage bag.

Hope you can make it, If you would like to volunteer a few hours please email me back, I will be at the site for 11:30 AM

Thank You, and if you have any question please feel free to email or call.

Ron Sowa, President

Merrimack River Valley Chapter / TU





 Board of Directors Position Opening.

We are currently looking for members that may be interested in sitting in on the Board of Directors of the Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

The board meets monthly for approximately 2 hours either by face to face meeting or teleconference call. For more information or if you are interested please email Ron Sowa at reelnhfishing@aol.com





2015 Youth Camp


Youth Trout Camp is conducted by the NH Trout Unlimited State Council and its chapters throughout the state.  The five day camp teaches appreciation through the art and science of fly fishing.  The Youth Camp is for ages 14-17 years of age.  To apply please download the Camp Brochure.





Monthly Meetings


The Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited meets in Manchester, New Hampshire the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held at the Sweeney Post of the American Legion, 251 Maple Street. Guests and potential members are always welcome. Before most meetings there is fly tying starting at 6:30. The regular meeting starts at 7:30 pm and usually lasts until around 9:00 pm. Every meeting includes a program with guest speakers. In the past, guest speakers such as Thomas Ames and other fly fishing and fly tying experts present slide presentations on fly fishing, fly tying, entomology, Atlantic Salmon restoration, etc. In addition to outside speakers, members frequently present their fly fishing exploits in New Hampshire, Maine, Alaska, Montana and throughout New England.


In December, we hold the Holiday Social where members enjoy refreshments and bucket raffles and fly-swap. In the spring we hold the our Conservation Dinner fund-raiser with auction and raffles. Every spring we conduct learn to fly fish and fly tying classes for beginner and intermediates. In the Summer we take a break and instead of meetings, we have weekend fly-fishing day-trips to local waters.