About Jersey Shore Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited's mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. It is a private, non-profit organization with 125,000 members in 500 chapters nationwide. The Jersey Shore Chapter was established in Oct 1989.
The members of the Jersey Shore Chapter of Trout Unlimited primarily reside in the central New Jersey coastal counties of Monmouth and Ocean. Our conservation activities include yearly stream cleanups and helping with the Sea Run Brown Trout stocking program run by the New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife. Our members enjoy both fresh and saltwater fly fishing, and the chapter runs a variety of trips and educational activities throughout the year.
Meeting Location Change in January
Just a heads-up - Our usual Fireman's Field meeting location will be undergoing some renovations starting in January, so at that time our meetings will temporarily move down a short distance to the west down Park Avenue to the Ocean Township West Park Recreation Center at 615 West Park Ave., Oakhurst, NJ 07755. This change of venue will likely continue for a few months, so stay tuned.
Regular Monthly Meeting - 2/16/2016
Our regular monthly meeting for February will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at our alternate meeting location at the Ocean Township West Park Recreation Center at 615 West Park Ave., Oakhurst, NJ 07755 while our usual location down the road is being refurbished. Our guest speaker will be Mike McAuliffe. Mike is on the pro staff of Regal Vise, and he will talk on NJ trout waters which he has fished extensively. For years Mike has aspirated the stomach contents of trout before releasing them, and he has some real insights into what NJ trout eat and when. This should be a facinating presentation. As always fly tying before at 6 prior to the meeting. See you there!
Fly Tying - 3/2/2016
As we have been doing for a while now, we will be holding a fly tying session prior to our monthly board meeting. For March, this will occur at 6pm on Wednesday, 3/2/16, and not the usual first Tuesday of the month. Also please note that due to scheduled renovation of the Fieldhouse, we will meet in the Brick Library for these sessions through at least March. If you want to learn to tie your own flies or improve your skills this is your opportunity. Shannons also runs a fly tying clinic in the winter. See their web site for details. Our own fly tying instructor, Stan Marciniak, is teaching their Saturday beginners classes.
Regular Monthly Meeting - 3/15/2016
Our March monthly meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2016, at our alternate meeting location at the Ocean Township West Park Recreation Center at 615 West Park Ave., Oakhurst, NJ 07755 down the road from our usual location. We have really seen an interest in people new to fly fishing both at our meetings and at the recent fly fishing show. In response, we are going to do a "Trout 101" presentation at the March meeting. We plan on going through the basics of fly fishing, covering rods, reels and lines, set ups, single and tandem flies as well as indicators, weights, tactics and fly selection. Fly tying prior to the meeting begins at 6pm. Come on out and bring a friend!