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Fly Fishing The Land of Fire and Ice
(This meeting is in-person only)

Fly Fishing The Land of Fire and Ice

(This meeting is in-person only)

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023

Time: Doors open at 6:30. Meeting starts at 7:00.

Place: Emanuel Lutheran Church

197 Manville Road

Pleasantville, NY


The goal of this presentation is to provide general information on the wonderful travel fly fishing that Iceland has to offer and show that it is a lot more approachable than most of us expect. It's an easier trip than one might believe. 

Iceland is geographically and environmentally well removed from the Croton Watershed. It offers an interesting culture that is European. But it's also distinctly different from Europe due to centuries of being insulated from the continent by vast swaths of water. The country provides beautiful landscapes, hospitable weather, great food, the opportunity to view the Northern Lights, and not least, wonderful fishing. 


During the presentation I'll talk about travel, including getting to and getting around Iceland. I'll also discuss the unique geography, flora/fauna, hazards, cuisine and culture. Of course I'll discuss and explain climate, seasonal weather patterns and duration of daylight.


The impact of these several factors on fish species, fishing seasons, fishing access, flies, techniques and equipment are discussed. Different fly fishing trips, experiences and options are touched upon. I hope to see you on May 18.

Trip policy
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Trout in the Classroom Releases Have Begun!!!
Volunteers Needed!1

Volunteers are now needed for the TIC releases at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.The releases are in full swing. Thirty four schools have been scheduled and we are in need for volunteers. The commitment typically at 9:30 am and ends by noon. You can enjoy fishing the local streams afterward. CLICK HERE to get more information or to sign up.

42nd Annual Dinner A Big Success

CWCTU's 42nd annual dinner was held March 24 at the Pleasantville Country Club.  It was a very enjoyable evening and many went home as winners of the many raffles and "buckets."  We also welcomed 17 first time attendees.


We also honored Mike McGovern, who received the Member of the Year award and teacher Sarah Geronimo, who received the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Teacher of the Year award. Pictured next to TIC coordinator Ihor Szkolar is Sarah and her former student Ted Wesolowski who presented the award.  Chapter President Greg Golinski presented the award to Mike McGovern


The dinner was a wonderful, financial success. We raised over $6,200! In particular we want to thank four very special contributors: Tim Flagler who donated a full-day guided trip for two anglers valued at $1,000; Scott Bennett from Compleat Angler who donated a T&T 8'6" 4wt rod with matched Galvan reel valued at $800; Steve Morrison, owner of Sterling Cellars in Mahopac who donated a basket of cheer valued at more than $600; and Grady Allen, owner of Upcountry Sportfishing for his generosity in helping us assemble the raffle buckets.


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Help With TU Stream Girls


Miranda Velarde, TU’s assistant to our TIC program is looking for volunteers to help local girls scout chapters with TU’s STREAM GIRLS program. This would typically occur over a weekend. Volunteers would assist in a simple stream study, macroinvertebrate sampling, basic fly tying, fly casting, and fly fishing. You can email Miranda at if you are interested.

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Scheduled Trips


We have four trips scheduled for 2023.  We have been sponsoring two trips a year to Connetquot for a few years now.  These are always great trips.  It is an easy drive, easy access, and you will catch fish.  We rent the entire facility for the day, so it is just CWCTU there.  It's a great time to see other anglers on the water and share tips and techniques.

We also have a trip to the West Branch Angler Resort for September 15 - 17, 2023 (Friday - Sunday).  This is an overnight trip limited to 6 anglers.

The trips are scheduled for:


  • Friday April 21, 2023. Connetquot

  • Friday - Sunday, September 15 -17, West Branch Angler Resort (ONE SPOT LEFT, HURRY)

  • Friday October 13, 2023, Connetquot

Click here to sign up.

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