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October 3rd Season Kick Off Meeting a Hit
|Brian Cadoret, Guest Speaker|
Starting up the new season with Brian Cadoret from Vermont with great photos and presentation about Trout (browns, rainbow, brook) in addition to Pike, Musky, small mouth bass. Amazing photos. Would love to be in those waters! Also, Will Schmitt spoke to us about Project Healing Waters and wanting to engage the Seacoast area in his goals for helping our Veterans to get out on the water.
Didn't get a photo of the winners of our raffle, but Brian donated some flies that he usually fishes with and GBTU supplied a GBTU hat and River Stream book, which F&G has produced.
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. www.greatbaytu.org
Guest Speaker: Brian Cadoret presenting, “Western Vermont Trout Fishing.” www.streamandbrook.com
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 updates.www.threeriversstocking.com
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." prepestuaries.org
Guest Speaker: Jeff Barnum: Great Bay Piscataqua Watershed Keeper www.clf.org/great-bay-waterkeeper
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.” www.tu.org
Guest Speaker: Captain Dave Rimmer of Joppa Charters presenting “www.joppacharters.com
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.” www.sacosalmon.com
Guest Speaker: Rick Little with presentation to be announced. www.shadcreekflies.com
Volunteer For Salmon Restoration
w/ The Saco Salmon Restoration Alliance
GBTU Assists w/ Beaver Dam Removals
GBTU responded to the request of the Saco Salmon River Restoration Alliance to help with multiple beaver dam removals on the Cook's River, a tributary of the Saco. Thanks to Wendy, Mark, Dave and Chris for helping out and representing GBTU in this effort to reconnect important spawning waters for Atlantic salmon.
|Volunteers assembled and ready to go.|
|One of the many beaver dams breached during the day.|
2016 Maker's Faire