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.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

MWA River Watcher program announces 2013 Training Sessions- spots available

The MWA River Watcher Water Quality Monitoring Program is inviting interested citizens to sign up to monitor the river’s health for this year. No experience is necessary; you need to be 16 years of age or older, and attend the required annual field and lab training sessions.
The River Watchers monitor four stream locations, four times per year, measuring basic water chemistry and sampling aquatic creatures that live in freshwater streams. This program is a great way to learn about the river and protect it. The full training will be held on April 6th from 9-3pm at Warren County Community College. River Watcher monitoring usually occurs in late April, July, October, and January.
Please call the Musconetcong Watershed Association at 908-537-7060 to reserve your seat and for more details. You may also email the River Watcher Coordinator at nancy@musconetcong.org.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Coldwater Conservation School

Please consider a deserving child and pass this information on.  This is a great way to build our future New Jersey conservationists.
The Coldwater Conservation School is a collaborative effort between the NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife and the NJ State Council of Trout Unlimited, along with its supporting chapters. The school allows students to spend four days in the heart of trout country and explore coldwater habitats through conservation-related activities.
The goal of the school is to foster a knowledge and appreciation of coldwater habitats using a variety of hands-on activities and interactive learning methods that teach the benefit of coldwater habitats. The Coldwater Conservation School will give students the hands-on experience and knowledge about how to care for the coldwater habitat that trout and other wildlife need for survival.
The School will be held for its fourth year at the NJ School of Conservation in Stokes State Forest, June 27-June 30, 2013. The cost will be $275.00 per student and includes food, lodging and equipment.
Students must be 11 - 14 years old in order to participate.

Jessica is still in need of volunteers for critical activities at this weekends open house at the Pequest Fish Hatchery. Volunteers can let Jessica know by emailing her the following:

1. Their name
2. The day (s) they can help
3. Where they plan on helping in the pond or the kiddie tank
4. The hours they plan on helping for each day.

For more information contact:
Jessica Griglak
NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
605 Pequest Rd.
Oxford, NJ 07863

Monday, March 18, 2013

It's over..but just only the beginning!

Thanks to those Chapter members of New Jersey State Council of Trout Unlimited who contributed to this special event today for two great non-profit charities. This - the first and hopefully the start of an annual event, attracted many talented fly tyers and guests. As a unified group we managed to collect & donate so many beautiful flies that will surely bring a smile to a survivors face when they catch their first trout on the fly. We all should be proud of the talent we all bought to the table to make the March Fly Tying Madness a huge success!