Welcome to the Taconic Chapter of Trout Unlimited website. Our mission is to help conserve, protect, and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheads. Our Trout Unlimited Chapter is located in Berkshire County Massachusetts including the towns of Williamstown, North Adams, Pittsfield, Lenox, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington, all in Massachusetts.
Taconic Chapter Of Trout Unlimited
Welcome to the Taconic Chapter of Trout Unlimited website.
Our mission is to help conserve, protect, and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheads.
Our Trout Unlimited chapter is located in Berkshire County of Massachusetts.
Monthly Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, March 28 2018
Our next monthly chapter meeting will be held at Berkshire Hills Country Club on Wednesday, March 28th starting at 5:30pm with a social hour followed by guest speaker Michael Vito, Vice-President of the Deerfield River Chapter TU. Mike’s presentation will be on the ongoing Deerfield River wild Brown Trout spawning study. If you are not familiar with the study, last November the group found over 90 redds on the Deerfield River below Fife Dam. Many skeptics proclaimed that these wild trout were coming from the tributaries and not the main stem of the Deerfield. This group has proven them wrong.
Details about this project can be found below.
When: Wednesday, March 28th at 5:30pm
Where: Berkshire Hills Country Club, Pittsfield MA
Deerfield River Spawning Survey
Some really good work going on by our friends over at The Deerfield River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited. You can find more details on their chapter web site here.
LatestNewsletter – Winter 2017
Hot off the press… Click here to download our latest newsletter.
You can find past issues here.
Crooked Staff Award – 2017
Taconic Chapter of Trout Unlimited Vice President, Henry Sweren, was the recipient of this years Crooked Staff Award presented at our annual Holiday Party held December 15, 2016. Click here to read the full article, published in the Berkshire Eagle on January 7, 2017, which explains the history and tradition of the Crooked Staff.
River’s Calendar Project
At our October 15, 2015 membership meeting, Entomologist, Mike Cole, gave a very informative presentation on the bugs one might encounter while fly fishing the Deerfield River.
This was an abbreviated presentation of the work he did to compile A Field Guide To Common Aquatic Insect Hatches In Massachusetts for TU and the River’s Calendar Project.