Who We Are.

Rahway River Trout Unlimited is one of the newest New Jersey Trout Unlimited chapters. We are an organization of men and women that strive to protect our cold freshwater fisheries throughout the state. Our members meet once a month, discuss many topics from conservation to fishing. We also go on fishing trips throughout the year, conduct river cleanups, host fly tying events, and partake in many other activities. If you like fishing or just want to give back to the environment then RRTU is for you. So tell a friend, come on out and enjoy yourself, learn a few new things, meet some new fishing buddies, and perhaps even consider joining our Trout Unlimited Chapter - #155. We meet at the Cranford Community Center for our General meetings and Fly tying nights.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

RRTU General Meeting Dates Changed

Starting this September 2013 The Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter will now meet on the third Monday of each month. RRTU holds its monthly general meeting at the Cranford Community Center at 7:30. Following the agenda we usually have a guest speaker perform a presentation. This months meeting we will host Veteran Fly Fisher Len Ruggia. We know Lenny best from Shannon's Fly and Tackle Shop as a sales associate, fishing guide and fly tying instructor. He will do a program entitled "Flies That Work in The Gorge"  which will demonstrate patterns he ties and developed specifically for year-round success in the Ken Lockwood Gorge section of the South Branch.

Our meeting schedule for the up coming year will be as follows;

September 16, October 21, November 18, No meeting in December, January 20, February17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16

Our bi-monthly Fly Tying Night's, are held every month on Monday night's at the Cranford Community Center.

Monday, August 26, 2013

I'm new to fly tying, how do I get started?

Tonight RRTU fly tying Guru Frank "Jake" LaMotta will go over a list of materials for a starter tying kit. He will bring some samples of the items & show you what to look for when purchasing them at the store or online. He will also put together a list of supplier's that he's used in the past to help you locate certain items. This is just a basic list of things that should be in every tying kit. I suggest you bring a pen and notepad to add any additional ideas. See you 7:00 tonight at the Cranford Community Center...

Sunday, May 26, 2013

NJ State Council Women's Initiative Open House

NJ State Council Women's Initiative invites all female Trout Unlimited members to an Open House on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Located at a private residence in Hampton, NJ, enjoy an afternoon with Women TU members on the Musconetcong River. Seasoned anglers bring your gear to fish, New to the sport consider bringing a friend to learn the basics of fly casting, river reading strategies, fly tying, gear information, and cold water conservation. Enjoy light refreshments and fish the evening hatch. Parking and restrooms available. Reserve your spot. Contact Kelly at kebuchta@njtu.org or call 201.669.2369.

Be a part of it...Make a difference...Leave a legacy

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fishing New Jersey Streams

     On the third Wednesday of each month the Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter holds its monthly general meeting at the Cranford Community Center at 7:30pm. Following the agenda we usually have a guest speaker perform a presentation. 
    This month on May 15th we are lucky to have RRTU friend & NJ fishing Guide Brian Cowden join us. We know Brian best pointing his finger as the Trout Unlimited Musconetcong Home Rivers Project Coordinator. Brian will present to us "Fishing New Jersey Streams". Join us for this insightful lecture on exploring some of NJ's best fishing locations, whats hatching and hooking up with the many species of trout in the great Garden State. Hope to see you there...

Monday, April 29, 2013

RRTU Homewaters Cleanup on The Rahway River 4/27/13

     Thank you to those Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter members who sacrificed their Saturday morning in supporting this local conservation project & keeping this part of the Rahway River clean of debris. 
     Swarms of local organizations, schools & families assisted in this past Saturday's cleanup depositing tons of trash alongside Kenilworth Blvd. for the township to haul-away. Even RRTU's newest member Melodie joined in on filling many bags of streamside trash. Returning member Greg from Colorado & our newly appointed Membership Chairperson Chuck lugged huge culvert pipes out. Chris & Dave retrieved & hauled many discarded tires out from their muddy homes, while Tom and Christopher assisted in scouring the area for carelessly discarded items. Please consider joining us next year for this worthy event, Happy Earth Month!      www.rr-tu.org 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Great turnout for yesterdays fly tying night. The fly's from March Fly Tying Madness were divided between our three charities ... Project Healing Waters, Casting For Recovery and NJ State Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The first of the fly's were delivered for the Wounded Warriors just in time for their next outing @ The Raritan Inn this Wednesday. Any one interested in volunteering for upcoming events with them please contact Stuart at s2rtflyfisher@verizon.net to signup. Thanks to all those that participated in this great event...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Hendrickson Hatch

On Wednesday 4/17th we will host our General Meeting at the Cranford Community Center. Also...the one and only RRTU's Own Frank "Jake" Lamotta will cover the the Hendrickson Hatch with you from beginning to end, and will tie 6 flies that are battle tested over the years , and years and years, Jake's been fishing. From the tough Catskill Tail-waters , to the Sacred streams of the Poconos and right back to our own South Branch of the Raritan. Not to mention the game plan to get the most out of this exciting hatch! Please be sure to check the lobby board for a room change.