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.
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CWTU Casting/Kayak Fishing Clinic to be held May 14.
CWTU Fly Casting/Kayak Fishing Clinic on May 14
Mark down May 14 on your calendar for the 2013 Fly Casting/Kayak Fishing Clinic that will be held at Marble Park in Winneconne. Expert fly casters and kayak fishers will be on hand to demonstrate and teach. We start at around 5:30 pm and end at dark. Stay as long as you want. The activity is free for CWTU members and the public.
Bring your fly rods and safety glasses. With all the fly lines in the air, this is a necessity. No hooks are allowed, tie a small piece of yarn on the end of the tippet to simulate the fly. This is another safety feature.
Bring the kids, your friends, your significant other, and make a night of it.
If the weather is bad---downpour of rain---we will postpone to another week. Postponement news will be posted on the www.cwtu.org homepage by 12:00 noon. No posting means no postponement.
For more information on this event and other CWTU activities, go to www.cwtu.org.
The below program will be of use to CWTU members and River Keepers who want to help this group make a difference in protecting our water resources in our area. The speakers sound great.
CWTU fly fishing and tying class: Jim Murphy teaches the fundamentals of a fly rod at the 2013 CWTU/FVTC Introduction To Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Class. We have 24 students in the class that meets eight times and finishes with a night of guided fishing on a local trout stream. The class is meeting from April 2 through May 21. The class has been taught for 15 years.
CWTU River Keeper Coordinator Honored
On May 5 CWTU River Keepers were honored when I received the 2013 Stream Monitoring Award In The Category Of Outstanding Volunteer from the UW-Extension and The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. I accepted this award knowing that this is a shared award. It is shared by all our volunteers who are doing such a good job of protecting and preserving our central Wisconsin waters by monitoring, watchdogging, and teaching others.
I thanked the wonderful Kris Stepenuck and her staff for making the Water Action Volunteers such a great program. I also thanked CWTU for bankrolling our activities. And finally, I thanked all our volunteers for their outstanding contributions.
I love being a River Keeper. It is great fun to go to a stream once a month and gather information that will be used in the present and future to protect it. For our Waupaca River Team, it is a nice social event too.
River Keepers is one of the great things our chapter does. If you would like to be a River Keeper---call or email me. 920-582-7802 or email@example.com
Thank you to all of you who helped make TroutFest'13 a wonderful and successful event. We all had a great time and learned something new. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, February 22, 2014 for TroutFest'14.