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NEWS & EVENTS

Note:  Monthly Meetings are held at 7:00PM at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Rd in Pleasantville, unless otherwise noted

 

CHAPTER UPDATE  3/14/20

 

Now that the board has canceled the annual dinner, it's time to pick up some of the pieces. While some decisions have already been made, others must be put on the back burner until we have better information. We need time to see what happens. Here are some of the answers you have been waiting for:

 

Annual Dinner: There is no telling how long Covid-19 will be with us. Our plan is to postpone the dinner and take another look in a month or two.

 

Pre-Dinner, Early Bird and First-Timer Raffles: All of the pre-dinner raffle tickets were sold some weeks so we decided to select the Pre-Dinner. Early Bird and First-Timer raffle winners. Harry Kerrigan did the honors. Raffle prizes will be mailed. The winners are as follows:

Pre-Dinner Raffle - T&T rod and Lamson reel: Glenn Ticehurst

Early Bird Raffle - Fishpond Carbon Fiber net: Victor Fried

First-Timer Raffle - 8-dozen nymphs: Daniel Zilker

Pleasantville Country Club: Last weekend we gave a guaranteed headcount to the Pleasantville Country Club based on dinner tickets sold. After some back and forth, the club has generously agreed to reduce our guarantee by 50% to $2,000.  

 

Dinner Refunds: We will promptly refund all or part of the full ticket price to anyone who requests it, no questions asked. Just send an email to Bob Wesolowski at bob.wesolowski@verizon.net . Of course, we would hope that you forgo a refund and, instead, consider your dinner ticket to be a contribution. The dinner is our only fundraiser of the year and a contribution will help us cover the club's bill and pay for upcoming chapter activities when  things return to normal.

 

Chapter Meetings and Trips: The March, April and May chapter meetings are cancelled. For now, chapter trips to Connetquat River State Park, the Deerfield River and Lake Placid will continue as planned. We will reevaluate as we get closer to each trip.

 

Fishing and Tying Classes: The board has decided to cancel the classes. We will reevaluate in a month or two.

 

Trout in the Classroom: New York City Schools are closed till at least April 20.  Most schools are trying to reschedule to May.  This is a fluid situation and we will keep you informed.

 

Thanks for your continued support. We'll do our best to post updates on our website as they evolve. Please feel free to contact any of us with comments of questions. 

 

Trip Signup Now Available

Trip coordinator Ed Poulton has put together a great lineup this year. All of these trips have limited availability. Check them out:

  • Trip #1: Connetquat River State Park, Oakdale, NY THIS TRIP IS CANCELLED| Monday, March 30, 2020. This is a day-trip. Fishing from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. $50.00 per person Limited to 15 anglers. Our chapter has exclusive use of the park.

  • Trip #2: Deerfield River, THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT.

May 15-17, 2020. $355.00 per person, double occupancy, staying at The Red Rose Motel. Price includes lodging on Friday and Saturday and a guide to float the Deerfield on Saturday (lunch and beverages included) but DOES NOT include your guide's gratuity. Trip limited to ten (10) anglers.

 

  • Trip #3: Lake Placid, NY | June 11-14, 2020 to fish the Saranac and AuSable Rivers. $200.00 per person, double occupancy, staying at the Lake Placid Summit Resort Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Trip limited to eight (8) anglers.

 

  • Trip #4: Connetquat River State Park, Oakdale, NY | Friday, September 25, 2020. This is a day-trip. Fishing from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. $50.00 per person Limited to 15 anglers. Our chapter has exclusive use of the park.

 
 
 

Fly Tying : Scheduled April 8  Status TBD

For almost 15 years a group of us has gotten together every month to tie. Some years we tied in kitchens, other years in empty classrooms and some years in fly shops after normal business hours. We now have new, permanent space on the 2nd floor of Emanuel Lutheran Church and we invite you to join us.

 

We welcome tyers of all skill levels and meet the second Wednesday of every month starting around 6:45.  Sometimes we tie to resupply our own inventory. Sometimes it has been a while since we last tied and we need an easy way to get back into it. Sometimes we need help tying a new pattern. Sometime we need to get ready for an upcoming fishing trip. 

 

Whatever the reason, we look forward to seeing you. For questions or comments contact Bob Wesolowski at 914-646-0449 or bob.wesolowski@verizon.net .

 

DEC Stream Management Plan - Update

On November 4, several chapter members attended DEC's information session at Orange County Community College. The presentation and

Q & A session that followed outlined DEC's new plan for inland trout stream management. Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • Today, 20 different sets of regulations govern New York's trout streams. DEC wants to reduce this to five sets of regulations where each regulation is based on a set of clearly defined stream characteristics. 

  • The plan will divide all trout streams into "reaches". Each "reach" will be governed by one of the five sets of regulations mentioned previously. 

  • The state-wide trout season will run from April 1 to October 15. All streams will have a daily creel limit. The rest of the year, October 16 through March 31, all streams will be open for fishing and all streams will be catch and release. 

  • DEC wants to complete the draft plan by December 31 with implementation scheduled for April, 2021.

We hope to get details of the five proposed regulations over the next few weeks.

 

January 23, 2020: Chapter meeting - Pat Dorsey, The Blue Quill Angler - Fishing Colorado's Tailwaters

 

January 24, 2020 - January, 26, 2020 - The Fly Fishing Show, Edison, NJ.

 

February 20, 2020: Chapter meeting - Annual Fly Tying Night.

 

March 14, 2020: 41st Annual Dinner, Pleasantville Country Club . CANCELLED

 

March 19, 2020: Chapter meeting - Tom and Dan Harrison, Harrison Anglers - Fishing the Deerfield River.   CANCELLED

 

April 16, 2020: Chapter meeting. Speaker TBD.  CANCELLED

May 15-17, 2020: Overnight chapter trip to the Deerfield River . Still on as of  3/14/20

 

May 21, 2020: Chapter meeting. Speaker TBD. CANCELLED

June 11-14, 2020:k . Overnight Trip to Lake Placid/ Ausable River.  Still on as of 3/14/20

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