Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Conserving, Protecting and Restoring Coldwater Fisheries

Welcome to the Central WI Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

 Thank you for visiting the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited's website.  We are an active group of TU members from the central sands area of Wisconsin with over 300 members who all share in a common goal:  to conserve and protect our cold water resources.   Please take some time to look around our website to find out more about us by clicking on About Us, or by clicking on News to find out what we have been doing. You can also click on Activities or Calendar to find out what events are coming up.  By clicking on  River Keepers you can find out all about our water monitoring program and by clicking on Workdays, you can find out more about our stream restoration projects and activities.  Many of our members enjoy fly fishing and fly tying and you can find out more about Fly Tying by clicking on this tab.  We support fishing by all legal methods, including spin fishing and live bait fishing for trout.  Our Multimedia section includes pictures and video's of some of our activities and other things you might be interested in, so you might want to check that out. Finally, our Forums allows you to provide input and to comment on what we are doing.

Please scroll down to see information on current activities and events, and to the bottom for our program schedule.

CWTU’s Annual Casting Clinic on May 13

This year’s Annual CWTU Casting Clinic will be held at the pavilion, in Marble Park, in Winneconne.  The program will start at 6:00 p.m. and will include a kayak fishing demonstration, Dan Harmon III’s double-haul casting demonstration, a spey and switch rod casting demonstration, and beginning and intermediate casting instruction.

The program is free to the public and CWTU members are encouraged to bring young and old potential fly fishers to the event.  Participants should bring fly rods if they have them( a few user rods will be available), safety glasses to protect the eyes, and a piece of yarn for the end of the leader.

CWTU has many experienced fly fishers willing to help others get into the sport!  Come and enjoy the camaraderie of this event.

In case of bad weather and the possibility of cancelation––a message will be posted on the www.cwtu.org website’s homepage.

For more information contact John Gremmer at 920-582-7802 or jgremmer@charter.net/.

Please remember to attend the Spring Conservation Hearings being held at 7:00pm on April 14, 2014.  Check the DNR website to find out where the meetings are being held in your county. 

CWTU 37th Annual Fly Fishing School
May 31 to June 1, 2014

Do You Want to Learn to Fly Fish for Trout?
Sign up for CWTU's 37th Annual Fly Fishing School that will take place May 31 to June 1, 2014 at the Riverside Bible Camp near Waupaca, WI.  The school has been running since 1976 and we have teaching staff with over 500 combined years of experience.  Over 500 students has participated in the school during this time.
You will learn tackle selection, fly casting techniques, stream entomology, fly tying and pattern selection, knot tying, stream ethics, and much more.  Includes classroom presentations and hands on demonstrations to include on stream fishing to apply your newly learned skills.  Class is limited to 24 students to make plans now to attend and bring a friend.  For more information about the school CLICK HERE.

Please watch this video on Wisconsin's Ground Water

Please CLICK HERE to watch Elward Engle in the video "Not Standing Still:  The Degradation of Wisconsin's Waters".  CWTU has added its name to those groups that support the message in this video. 

CWTU Program Schedule 2013-2014

The following is a program schedule for the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited for 2013-2014. All board meetings start at 6:15pm and the programs start at 7:30pm unliess otherwise stated.  Meetings are held upstairs at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne unless otherwise stated. Programs are open to the public and we encourage anyone interested to attend and bring a friend.

September    9-10-2013    Program - Western Trout Fishing with Rich Osthoff

October       10-05-2013   CWTU Annual Fund Raising & Awards Banquet, WWII Memorial Hall, Wautoma

November    11-12-2013   CWTU Board Meeting and River Keepers Program. Dinner at 5:30pm for those that are interested, followed by River Keepers program at 6:30pm.   The board meeting will  follow the program.

December    12-10-2013   Board Mtg. 6:15pm - Program at 7:30pm - Bill Sherer

January       1-14-2014   Board Meeting and Program "Night of the Stoneflies" CANCELLED DUE     
                                       TO SNOW STORM and rescheduled to March 11.

February      2-22-2014  TroutFest'14

March          3-11-2014  Board Mtg. 6:15pm - Program at 7:15pm - Bob Haase's "Night of the
                                      Stoneflies",  Speakers will be Tom Lager and Charlie Piette. Fly tiers will be  
                                      tying favorite  Stonefly patterns from 6:15pm to 9:15pm. 

April             4-8-2014   Scott Grady's  "A Mecan River Runs Through It"
                     4-22-2014  CWTU River Keeper Organizational Meeting, Fin 'N Feather, 6:30pm
                     4-26-2014  CWTU River Keeper Training Session, 10:00am, Riverside Park, Waupaca
May              5-13-2014   Program - Fly Casting & Kayak Fishing Clinic
                    5-31 to 6-1 CWTU Trout School (Click Here for More Info)

June             6-10-2014   Picnic/Board meeting, Mary & Bill Vance, 5:00 pm

 July             7-8-2014    Picnic/Board meeting, Laura & John Tucker, 5:00 pm

 August        8-12-2014   Picnic and Board meeting, Bob Haase, 5:00 pm

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 13 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Jun 10 at 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Jun 21 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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