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Chapter News

February CVTU Meeting - Bob Shannon, area guide, author and Fly Rod Shop owner, will be the featured speaker at the February meeting of CVTU.  Bob will talk about tactics that work, and field questions from the floor.  The meeting takes place Tuesday, February 13 at our new meeting location, the Amphitheatre Room at the Doubletree Inn on Williston Road, South Burlington.  Be there!

CVTU Web Site - Early in December CVTU rolled out a new, completely redesigned web site. The URL address is the same: "", but the look, feel and contents have changed. Check us out! The site continues to evolve in accord with guidance from the Board and suggestions from chapter members, under “CVTU Webmaster” Rob Brown. Please reach out to Rob with your ideas.

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, hosted by Champlain Valley Trout Unlimited, is coming to the Champlain Valley March 27 at the Essex Cinema, for a one-night screening of films featuring magnificent fishing adventures.  The screening will be a major fundraising activity for CVTU, with all net proceeds going to support the local chapter’s mission of conservation and education.

You won’t want to miss this outstanding community-building and fundraising CVTU event. See the CVTU website – for details on this gala event, including trailers for the IF4™  films. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now. Tickets can be purchased online at  CVTU’s presentation of IF4 is generously supported in part by Lake Champlain Transportation Company.

New Meeting Site – After a couple of meetings held at the South Burlington Public Library, CVTU has relocated our monthly meetings to more spacious facilities at the Doubtletree on Williston Road.

New Chapter Boundaries - For the most part TU members aren’t too territorial. Recent changes in the makeup of the Vermont Trout Unlimited Council, though, have led to some modifications to the map of TU chapter coverage areas. We welcome to the family the "David and Francis Smith Northeast Kingdom Chapter of Vermont Trout Unlimited." With the revival of this TU chapter, areas served by adjacent chapters have been reassigned. If you’re a CVTU member residing in one of the few small areas affected, you probably won’t notice the change: chapter affiliations won’t be transferred. And regardless of where one’s chapter headquarters might be, Vermont waters welcome folks from every corner of the state and beyond!

In partnership with The Battenkill Fly Fishing Festival , Trout Unlimited is hosting the Northeast Rendezvous in Southwestern Vermont!  The Battenkill Fly Fishing Festival, May 2-5 ,AND the TU Northeast Regional Rendezvous, May 3-5,  will coincide in Arlington, VT.   Attendees will be able to take advantage of BOTH of these great events simultaneously, as the calendars are being carefully coordinated.  

Purchase tickets for $50 though the link below for full access to Festival and TU related events!


Attention Anglers and Friends of Anglers- applications are currently being accepted for the 12th annual Vermont Trout Camp for Teens,  sponsored by Trout Unlimited, and well-known industry leaders like  Orvis, Cortland Line, LL Bean, & Patagonia. Media depictions of fly  fishing regularly tell us that fly fishing is not only the most  conservative way to fish, but also the most fun. This program for teens  between the ages of 13-16, will be held June 23-27, at the beautiful  Quimby Country in Averill, VT. Details on the Camp and applications are  available at the website-  This is a marvelous opportunity for young people to learn to experience  the out-of-doors to the fullest. The program offers instruction in  fly-casting, entomology, on-stream fly fishing tactics, fly tying,  coldwater fisheries management and biology.  The deadline for  applications is April 15th.

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