Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited To Conserve, Protect and Restore North America's Coldwater Fisheries and Their Watersheds

"Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world.

It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way.
 A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself

that are deeper than the ordinary self." —Ted Hughes

 

Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore Maine’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds in Western Maine.

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In our efforts to conserve, preserve and restore Maine's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, the burden is great and falls on a few. Please join us to help tackle the needs and threats to keeping our waterways clean, healthy and abundant. For more information, please email, call us at 207-432-1910, or go onto Facebook and leave a comment.

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EVENTS & PROJECTS 2017

General Membership Meetings & Presentations

The schedule for April through November general membership meetings and presentations is still being developed. Please check back for updates.

 

February 16, 2017 Our guest speaker is Mr. Robert VanRipe, DIFW Regional Fisheries Biologist for the Rangeley Region, who will discuss the status of the fishery, management plans and issues associated with the Rangeley region. Also, Mr. Jeff Stern from the Androscoggin River Watershed Council will discuss the upcoming dam removal project on the West Branch of the Sunday River, a joint project with Mollyockett Chapter of TU.

 

March 18, 2017 The 6th Annual Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo will be held at the Bethel Inn Conference Center from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Admission is $5.00, children under 16 are free. Over 40 exhibitors, well known guest speakers, silent auction, raffles, kids fly tying bench, and much more. Please click here, Fly Fishing Expo, to learn more about the Expo.

 

Spring MCTU Women's Casting and Stream Tactics Course The Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited is teaching a 4-week course for women with instruction on fly tying, lead by Master Maine Guide John Wight and expert tyer Jim Yarasitis. Flies tied during the first two weeks of class include the following: Golden Retrievers, Wooly Buggers, Black Ghosts and Soft Hackle Beadheads.

 

This spring, the TU branch will continue to offer introductory classes on fly fishing, including casting instruction and stream tactics. FMI contact Mac McGinley at cemcginley@hotmail.com.

 

December 2017 Annual membership meeting at a date, time, and location TBD. Potluck supper, annual reports by the Chapter President and Treasurer, election of officers and directors, door prizes and raffles. Please check back for updates.

 

Habitat Restoration and Conservation Projects

 

West Branch of Sunday River Dam Removal

 

Gilead Boat Launch Project - Mollyockett Chapter, in partnership with the Androscoggin River Watershed Council and Mahoosuc Land Trust, will be upgrading the boat launch including installing a hard surface trailer-friendly launch ramp, improved parking and access, and erosion control. Please Check back for details concerning volunteer opportunities and schedule.

If you would like to get involved in the Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited, please become a member of Trout Unlimited and get in touch with us here at our Maine Chapter.

YOUTH EDUCATION Mollyockett TU Education 2017

March 18 - Western Maine Flyfishing Expo: Kids fly tying bench.

 

May - Various school fly casting instruction events

 

June - Bryant Pond 4H Camp Open House:
Fly casting and fly tying for kids.

 

JuneAugust - Various youth camp fly casting and fly tying instruction

 

July - NH Civilian Conservation Corps Forest Lodge Field Day

 

September - Rangeley, Regatta Middle School Field Day at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc

 

October - Fryeburg Fair, kids fly tying bench

 

Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore Maine’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. We do this with five Maine chapters and about 1500 member-volunteers, through on-the-ground restoration projects, advocacy for the waters we love, and education. Maine is home to the nation’s last Atlantic salmon, the last native landlocked salmon and to more than 97% of the nation’s native and wild brook trout ponds.

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