Trout Unlimited

JUNE - 2016

Publisher: Cathy Unger
Contributors: Bob Gregorski, Ernie Ludwig

Ernie Ludwig  | Vice President  |                            
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Tungsten BH Czech Mate Nymph - Hare's Ear                                                                    

Meetings are held at ION's Community Center Building at 270 CHURCH Street, Naugatuck, CT. The ION Bank Community center building located next to the YMCA which is just up the street from where we originally held our last meeting in June. The building is to the left side when facing the YMCA. There is plenty of parking on the opposite side in the parking lot.

Chapter Meeting Wednesday, June 1st, 2016


Hello Everyone,

This will be our last meeting until September. Our speaker this month will be Tim Barry from the DEEP to discuss this year’s stocking conditions and other issues.

Please keep the following dates for our fun Annual Summer Fishing Outings; The Housatonic River outing on June 25th (more details to come) & The Farmington River outing on August 27th ( more details to come) .

Thanks, Ernie

Gunntown Passive Park and Nature Preserve   ROTC & WINGS Project Report

Reported by Bob Gregorski       5/23/16

On 5/9/16, two wood duck nesting houses were delivered to Len Yannielli Chairman of the Gunntown Committee (GC)—Gunntown Passive Park and Nature Preserve. GC members will erect them along Long Meadow Brook.

On 5/19/16, six Naugatuck High School ROTC cadets and their leaders Lt Col Valerie Lofland and USAF (ret) and MSgt David Bedner, USAF (ret) and project director Bob Gregorski - Naugatuck River Watershed Association, Inc. (NRWA) installed/erected: 2 Butterfly Hibernator Shelters on metal poles, 2 Bee Shelters on metal poles, 1 Screech Owl nesting house and 1 Bat shelter attached to tree trunks. All installations were at approved locations in GPPNP.

Estimated Costs
2 Butterfly Hibernator Shelters & metal poles & Hardware @$45.00= $90.00
2 Bee Shelters, metal poles & Hardware @ $35.00 =$70.00
2 Wood Duck nesting box, metal poles & Hardware @ $90.00 = $180.00
1 Screech Owl nesting house & hardware @ $40.00
1 Bat House & hardware @ $40.00

Materials                                                      $420.00
Volunteer time donated 10 hours @ $25.00      $250.00

NHS ROTC & NRWA shared the cost of this project $240.00 and $430.00 respectively.

These projects were subsidized by the Naugatuck-Pomperaug Chapter Trout Unlimited


Bat shelter is to the left & owl house to the right

Attaching the owl/kestrel nesting house to the tree

Bat shelter secured to the tree

Setting up a butterfly shelter

5/19 DEEP report reported by Bob Gregorski

Trout Stocking – Trout stocking has come to an end for spring 2016. With the very “spring-like” weather and no sign of early summer heat, trout fishing will remain very good through Memorial Day Weekend. Some have inquired as to why there will not be any stocking over the Memorial Day Weekend. Typically, by the end of May, water temperatures begin to approach the upper thresholds for trout in many of our waters. The Inland Fisheries Division is looking to reduce stress on the fish by completing our trout stocking by mid-May.

Rivers and streams last stocking update— Rivers and Streams: The following were stocked recently: in western CT; Blackberry River, Whiting River, Leadmine Brook, Pequonnock River, Pomperaug River, Farmington River TMA (from the lower Collinsville dam to the Route 177 bridge), Norwalk River (Merwin Meadows), and the Farmington River TMA (from the lower end of the year-round catch-and-release area at Route 219 to the lower Collinsville dam).

And speaking of new members, do you know any women who enjoy our sport, conservation or both? Well, TU is interested in attracting more women to the organization and for a limited time is offering women free memberships. feel free to share this information with any women anglers or conservationists you might now. Let's all work to expand our influence.



  Membership Renewals:
Recent changes have been made to TU's policy toward membership renewals. Individual chapters no longer receive a portion of each renewal. As such, please send renewals directly to TU national or renew on the web site.

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