Join your friends at the Candlewood and Mianus Chapters for a fun day at our annual summer Farmington River BBQ streamside at the Whittemore Grove area on East River Road in Barkhamsted. This trip is a great way to learn the river, have a meal with fellow anglers and share advice and fishing tips on our state's premiere tailwater trout fishery.
Join us for fishing, fun and a great lunch!
As a special treat, author and expert angler George Daniel will lead a free, live demonstration of fishing tactics on site. George is a two-time U.S. national fly fishing champion, a former team member and coach of Fly Fishing Team USA, coach for the US Youth Fly Fishing Team, and longtime guide and educator.
Families are welcome at this fun event and we'll have a host of special kids activities to make the day exciting for all ages!
LOCAL RIVER RESTORATION PROJECTS Since 1973, the Mianus Chapter has been restoring local rivers and improving habitat for trout and other aquatic life.
In recent years, work has focused on the Norwalk River, where the chapter has protected a spawning wild brown trout population, and on the Mianus River, where work on our namesake stream continues to enhance the fishing and improve the river.
MIANUS CHAPTER GEAR Fish the local rivers in style and proclaim your support for local river restoration with new Mianus Chapter gear.
Fishing caps available in Navy, Green, Khaki, Black and Red feature the chapter logo on the front and the words "Coldwater Conservation" on the back. Light-weight fishing shirts, available in White, Light Blue and Green, are perfect for a day on the stream.