Campground Cookout – Saturday, August 12th

NOON TIL ??? – Join our happy campers for some food and fishing at our annual campground cookout at Austin F. Hawes Memorial Campground in Barkhamstead. We provide the burgers and dogs, you bring a side or dessert. You do not need to have a campsite to attend. Check back here for site information and cancellation information if the weather looks threatening as the date gets closer.

The cookout will take place at Site #20. You must park in the parking area near the campground office and walk in. Click here for location information.

Trout In The Classroom

Trout in the Classroom is a conservation-oriented environmental education program for elementary, middle, and high school students. Through the school year, students raise trout from eggs to fry and then release them into approved cold water streams and lakes. This act of raising, monitoring, and caring for young trout fosters a conservation ethic within participating students and promotes an understanding of their shared water resources.

Are you a teacher that would like to know more about the Trout in the Classroom program?  Please contact Carl Swanson at carl.swanson@comcast.net or at 860-605-9249.

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Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing:  (PHWFF) is a program started in 2005 at Walter Reed Medical Center to help disabled veterans heal through fly fishing. There are over 160 programs nationally in support of our veterans. Our chapter along with the Candlewood chapter has been supporting a program at the Newington VAMC since May 2012.  We support a group of over 20 veterans with monthly sessions of fly tying, casting instructions and on water fishing outings. Volunteer help is always appreciated and anyone interested in supporting our program can contact Jim Iannone 860-916-8082 jdiannone@comcast.net.  More information is also available at www.projecthealingwaters.org. FVTU is proud and honored to offer this program to veterans in the Hartford area.

2015-2016 Stats

  • Currently we have 81 vets signed up for the program with about 20 attending monthly meetings on a regular basis
  • Currently we have 75 volunteers signed up with 20 attending monthly meetings on a regular basis.
  • Last year we had 3 outings with the vets and volunteers
    • Zak’s Landing located in Riverton, CT
    • Limestone Trout Club located in New Canaan, CT
    • Dr. Schildgen’s Pond located in Litchfield. CT

 

AN URGENT CALL FOR INSTRUCTIONAL VCR TAPES AND DVDs – If you have any instructional VCR tapes or DVDs on fishing and/or fly tying subjects, please consider donating them for the program to use!