Saturday, November 26, 2016

Next Chapter Meeting Monday, December 5th

Next Chapter Meeting- Monday, December 5th

501(c)3 non-profit organization serving southeast New Hampshire

Don't Miss the Next GBTU Chapter Meeting
Monday, December 5th, 6PM
Roundabout Diner Function Room

Short Topic speaker: Dave Patrick is Conservation Director for the New Hampshire Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Dave will be presenting: Nature in flux: Challenges and opportunities for conservation and restoration in the Great Bay Estuary.

Guest speaker: William Ciaurro is an international Federation Of Fly Fishers Certified Single & Two Hand Casting Instructor and owner of FlySpoke Custom Fly Rods. William will be presenting on “The Perfect Cast.”

Don't forget our monthly raffles!

November Meeting Recap

Guest Speaker, Dr. Mark Geppert, with one of his Andros Island bonefish

        What a great evening for our second chapter meeting of the year. Kevin McEneany gave a great presentation on How Land Conservation Ties into Healthy Streams. Very informative Kevin! Next up was guest speaker Mark Geppert on Bone Fishing Andros Island. Great presentation Mark and what fun. We had three door raffles this time, as Walt Koda who was part of Mark's presentation, donated one of his special cards he makes. There was a box of flies that had been donated by Three Rivers in the past and a T-shirt. Can't wait until next month when we have David Patrick presenting on the Great Bay Estuary ( and William Flyspoke presenting "Efficiency of casting and what rod and line choices are available." ( Meeting starts at 6:00 at the Roundabout Diner on December 5th. Hope to see you there with more door raffles. Come early and grab a bite to eat or a beverage. Plenty of room in the function room for eating and watching the presentations. 

Dr. Mark Geppert captivated the crowd with his informative and humerous presentation on Andros Island Bonefishing

Another lucky raffle winner!

Kevin McEneany shows off a Walt Koda donated card. Kevin spoke on the importance of land conservation and healthy streams.

Great Bay TU Chapter Meetings and Presenting Speakers

Meetings:    First Monday of the month October until April at the Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth Bypass from 6:00 until 8:00ish in the Function Room.  Come early, order dinner or a beverage and meet with friends.  Door raffles each month.  Donations for presentations accepted at the door.     

      October 3        Short Presentation:  Wendy Nixon, President GBTU updates.

      Guest Speaker:  Brian Cadoret presenting, “Western Vermont Trout Fishing.”

November 7     Short Presentation:  South East Land Trust, Kevin McEneany:  “How Land Conservation Ties into Healthy Streams.”

      Guest Speaker:  Walt Koda and Mark Geppert:  "Bonefishing Andros Island, Bahamas"

December 5     Short Presentation:  The Nature Conservancy, David Patrick. Presenting: “Great Bay Estuary.”
      Guest Speaker:  William Flyspoke presenting, “Efficiency of casting and what rod and line choices are available to increase your angling days productivity.”

January 2        Short Presentation:  Rick Hutchins: Three Rivers Stocking Association

     Guest Speaker:  Danny Hashem presenting “Atlantic Salmon Fishing on Labrador's Eagle River.” 

February 6      Short Presentation:  Jill Farrell, Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) presenting:"Keeping Great Bay Great: Monitoring & Inspiring Protection of the Great Bay Estuary."

     Guest Speaker: Jeff Barnum: Great Bay Piscataqua Watershed Keeper

March 6           Short Presentation: Colin Lawson (New England Culvert Project Coordinator/Joel DeStaiso. Presenting: “Trout Unlimited, Restoring Instream Habitat and Improving Floodplain Resiliency Using Large Wood.”

      Guest Speaker: Captain Dave Rimmer of Joppa Charters presenting “Fly Fishing Joppa Flats” and more.  

April 3              Voting Meeting TU members: Election of President &Secretary.   All welcome, chapter members to vote.  Nominations accepted at any time prior to April 3, 2017.

      Short Presentation:  Rick LaRiviere, Saco Salmon Club & Hatchery.  Presenting:  “A River Never Rests.”

      Guest Speaker:  Rick Little with presentation to be announced.

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Monthly Meetings

When:  GBTU chapter meetings are held on the first Monday of every month, from October till April.  All are welcome to attend and we encourage you to bring friends and family.  

Time: Meetings start at 6pm and typically last till 8pm.  However, with our new meeting location, many members show up at 5pm, grab a bite to eat, drink an adult beverage, tie some flies, and talk tall tales of their fishing adventures.

Where:  Roundabout Diner.  Rte 95 & Rte 1, on the Portsmouth Traffic Circle

Costs:  All of our monthly meetings are open to the public (TU members and non-members), and there is no charge for attendance.  However, in recognition of our efforts to host monthly meetings, and our continued efforts in the areas of local conservation-restoration-education, we kindly suggest making a cash donation (at each meeting we simply pass the hat). All cash donations are welcome, but typical donations range from $5-$10, per person.  In advance, thank you for your continued support of Great Bay TU.