Tuesday, February 21, 2017

March Meeting, February Recap & New TIC Video

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

Don't Miss the Next GBTU Chapter Meeting!
 March 6th, 6PM 
 Roundabout Diner Function Room

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 “Fly Fishing Joppa Flats” and more.  www.joppacharters.com  

Nominations for President & Secretary are being sought- Elections at the April 3rd Chapter Meeting! 

Email nominations to greatb3@greatbaytu.org or make nominations at chapter meetings.

February 6th Meeting Recap
Patrick, was awarded a vice tying kit donated by Flies for Kids to continue our goal of keeping youth involved in our future. Mark Seymour presenting as our TIC and after school program liaison.

Thank you Rachel for the informative discussion about what PREP is about and the continuing issues we all need to think about.

Jeff Barnum, CLF - Great Bay-Piscataqua Watershed Keeper presenting on The Challenges Facing the Great Bay Estuary and its Watershed. Thank you Jeff.

Lucky Raffle Winners!

Don't forget our monthly raffles!

Check Out The New Trout-in-the-Classroom Video by teacher, Chris Asbell, located on our TIC page

Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

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.  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 “Fly Fishing Joppa Flats” and more.  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

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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.