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 and/or Calendar to find out more about planned activities and events. 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. 



CWTU Meeting, Program, and Activity Schedule for 2016-17

The following is the tentative meeting and program schedule for Central Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. Please check the "Home Page" for any changes that will be listed prior to the meeting or event. 


August 9, 2016: Picnic and meeting.  The picnic will be held at the Winnebago County Community Park Shelter #1 which is located on the north side of Oshkosh on County Hwy. Y.  The picnic will start around 5:15pm and the meeting will start at 6:15pm. 


August 12-14, 2016:  Greater Wisconsin Outdoor and Sportsman Festival.  

Our chapter will be participating in the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor and Sportsman Festival which will be held at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh.  If you can help with fly casting, fly tying, or helping at our booth please contact Mike San Dretto at 920-722-8478.  


August 20, 2016: West Branch White River Restoration Work Day:  Our August Stream Restoration Work Day will be held on the West Branch of the White River on August 20, from 7:45am to 12 Noon.  Breakfast and lunch will be available.  Please take note that we will not be working on the Pine River a originally planned. Look under workdays for more details for the August 20th workday.


September 13, 2016: Board Meeting and Program TBD.  The September meeting will be held at the Fin N Feather in Winneconne.  The board meeting will start at 6:15pm and the Program will begin at 7:15pm with the program to be determined.


September 17, 2016:  Pine River Restoration and Work Day: The September stream restoration work day will be held on the Pine River just off of Aniwa Rd, Wild Rose, WI. 



Please click on "Workdays" to get updated Workday information.  Next Workday is August 20th, 2016

CWTU Banquet October 15, 2016.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend our Annual Banquet and Fund Raiser to be held October 15, 2016 at the Best Western Waterfront Premier Hotel and Conference Center in Oshkosh.  Doors open at 4:30pm and will run to around 9:00pm


TroutFest'16


A big thank you to everyone who helped make TroutFest'16 a wonderful day. 

It's always only possible because people care enough to make a difference. 


For photos from TF'16 click above on Multimedia tab, then select Photos and you'll find them


February 25th, 2017 is TF'17.






"Mike San Dretto, President of CWTU (left) graciously accepts a donation check from Jeff Goad, President of the Elliott Donnelley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (right) at the May 16th work day in the amount of $4,000 to put towards the stream and habitat restoration efforts of CWTU.”

CWTU/FVTC's Fly Tying Class met for the first time on January 12.  They will meet three more times to complete the class.  CWTU members David Pable, Bob Haase, Mike San Dretto, Jim Murphy, and John Gremmer are teaching the class.

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. 




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