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75 Guests attended the CWCTU Annual Dinner on March 23.  Guests were treated to a cocktail hour, a great dinner, and many walked away with great prizes.  22 "Buckets" of fishing gear that were raffled off.   Buckets included rods, reels, flies, and much assorted fly fishing gear.  In addition there were three special raffles:  a T&T Zone  4wt rod and Galvan reel; a bottle of Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year old Burbon; and a Mystic Reaper rod.

Ihor Szkolar was honored as our Member of the Year, and Tom Hall of WestLake Middle School was honored as our Teacher of the Year.



Time: 10:00 - 2:00

Date:  Sunday, May 5

Place: Wood Street Bridge


Goal: Plant 200-plus dogwood, sycamore, willow and elm bareroot stock along the banks in the area around the Wood St. Bridge access point. 


What to bring: work clothes, gloves and sturdy boots, bug spray (there are ticks), sunscreen (we can be hopeful), lunch, and any tools you think might be helpful. We have several shovels and pry bars but it's always good to have a few more.


Directions: The group will meet at the parking areas by Wood Street Bridge. Take Route 35 West out of Katonah to Wood Street, take a left (south) on Wood Street (just past a large arboretum on left) until you get to the parking areas before Wood Street Bridge. If you cross the (only) bridge, you've just passed us and gone too far.

For more information contact David Kearford, (917) 545-8768 or Roger Olsen, (917) 226-5806.

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APRIL 17, 2019 

(This is a special date)

Captain Roger Gendron has been actively guiding the waters of Western Long Island Sound since 1989.  As a local who has spent his entire life in this area, he began fishing the coast of Fairfield County Connecticut 40 years ago and was one of the first guides in the area to specialize in fly and light tackle fishing in shallow salt water.  As well as teaching fly fishing and light tackle fishing techniques for nearly 3 decades, he also teaches boat handling and navigation for private clientele and Boat Clubs of Fairfield County, CT. 


Captain Gendron Maintains a 5-star rating on and writes a weekly recap of fishing, weather and related activity in the marine environment of western Long Island Sound. Throughout his career has been a pro staffer for Ranger Boats, Action Craft Boats, Yamaha, Sage, Nautilus reels, Rio fly lines, St. Croix rods, Cheeky reels.


In the off season, Roger enjoys tying salt water flies and writing essays on the topic of fishing and guiding and his articles have been twice published by Coastal Angler Magazine. From December to March he also enjoys Telemark skiing, and works part time as a ski instructor at Ski Sundown mountain in New Hartford, CT.


Capt. Roger Gendron

Connecticut Island Outfitters

(203) 216-0991

For the April meeting Captain Roger is going to talk about some areas along the CT coast accessible to the public that are good for wade fishing, and a little about conservation, particularly of Striped Bass.  He will also leave time for Q & A so people can ask about whatever they would like.

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