The Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Fly fishing is our passion. Trout are our cause. Healthy waters are our goal.
Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore New York’s trout & salmon Fisheries and their watersheds. Started in 1959 by 16 anglers in Grayling, Michigan who wanted to protect their local river, Trout Unlimited has grown to 140,000 members in 400 local chapters throughout the country. Today, TU commands a $30 million annual budget and employs more than 120 professional scientists, grassroots organizers, lawyers and policy experts, who, together with volunteer activists, make TU the nation’s leading river and fisheries conservation organization.
“Take care of the fish and the fishing will take care of itself.” This simple idea launched TU in 1959 and it inspires us still.
Meetings for the Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Boiceville Inn on Route 28. Most meetings include fly-tying or other demonstrations, discussions of chapter business and local stream-related issues and a guest speaker, presentation or slide show.
As a key stakeholder, and steward for our region’s waters and the sport of angling, the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited is proud to be associated witl1 and supportive of, Catskill Trout Tales 2018 including the April 7th keynote Trout Tales event at Spillian. We believe Catskill Trout Tales presents an innovative approach to promoting awareness of the local economy and ecological resources, while enhancing education of the region as a trout fishing destination and promoting responsible interaction with the watershed.