21st Annual Banquet – Saturday, March 23rd, 2109

Tickets available now!

Join us at the Promenade Ballroom at the USS Chowder Pot IV for our 21st Annual FVTU Banquet.

Live and Silent Auctions, plus Bucket Raffles Featuring:

Angling & Sporting Equipment

Guided Fishing Trips

Artwork, Custom Rods

Home Accessories

Flies, Flies, Flies!

And much, much more!

Tickets are available online (see below) or by calling Don LaChance at 860-930-0184.

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$1,000 FVTU Trout in the Classroom Scholarship – 2019

FVTU is please to announce a $1,000 scholarship for graduating HS seniors!

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior and have previously participated in a Trout in the Classroom (sponsored by FVTU) program at some point in their schooling (elementary, middle, or HS).  Seniors currently attending a Trout in the Classroom program (sponsored by FVTU) are eligible too!
  • Must be accepted to a College or University and intending a Major (or course of study) in:
    • Conservation /  Ecology / Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering / Fisheries Biology / Forestry / Marine Science / Natural Resource Management / Wildlife Biology
  • Must have submitted complete application with essay post-marked by March 15, 2019
    • Essay (250 words) on: How did the Trout in the Classroom Program influence your intended course of study?

See application link below for additional details.

2019 Scholarship Application Trout in the Classroom 01092019

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 Don LaChance – dlachanc1@cox.net  860-930-0184.  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!