Protecting and Restoring New Hampshire's Cold-water Resources
Next meeting in October
Next meeting in October
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.
Almost all members love fly fishing, and related activities, such as fly tying.
2013 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. (Click Here for Details).
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 on Maple Street. MAP 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,
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.
To carry out the TU mission, the chapter participates in many projects to restore and protect habitat and improve fishing opportunities in New Hampshire. Projects include stocking Atlantic salmon fry and catchable trout every spring and many stream improvement projects. The Chapter purchased chiller/aquarium set-ups and sponsors three schools in the USFWS Adopt-a-salmon program. . The chapter also supports educational programs in local libraries with an interpretive display and brochures to educate the public on TU's mission.
By its nature, Trout Unlimited is an organization of volunteers. We implemented a project dedicated to helping fisheries biologists in New Hampshire in their efforts. Volunteers were teamed up with biologists to help with specific projects aimed at improving fisheries in our own back yard. Read about the background and organization of this important program. Part of the effort revolves around the Atlantic Salmon program, featured in this article.
To volunteer for the Adopt-a-Biologist program, email Jim Timmins
The highlight of the year is the annual Chapter Trip to northern New Hampshire. The trip is scheduled for the end of June to hit the Alder Fly hatch, which provides some of the best dry fly-fishing of the New Hampshire and entire New England fishing season. This year's trip will find us camping in backwoods luxury at Coleman State Park. There are toilets, showers and laundry facilities, but still near great fishing.
The 2007 trip was GREAT! Take a look at the pictures.
Go to our links page to visit sponsors, affiliates and interesting conservation and fly-fishing sites from New Hampshire and other New England states.