Our annual fall outing to the Housatonic River this Saturday, Oct. 29 is always a great event on a gorgeous stream during peak fall colors.
This year it gets even better because not only will you spend a day fishing with friends from the Mianus and Candlewood Valley chapters of TU, and not only will you enjoy a free streamside barbecue lunch at 1 p.m., but you'll also have the chance to sample some incredible libations from Berkshire Mountain Distillers at 3:30 p.m. at the nearby Housatonic River Outfitters fly shop which is also accepting donations for their annual rainbow stocking program on the river.
You're welcome to come and go as you please for fishingand beginners and families are welcome. We'll base our barbecue and meet-up at the Housatonic Meadows State Park at 13 US Route 7 in Sharon and plan to meet along the river at around 9 a.m. and break up to fish the river - returning for lunch mid-day.
BENNETT WOOD July 15, 1992 - Feb. 27, 2016
The entire Mianus Chapter community mourns the passing of Bennett Wood of Darien. He was 23.
Along with Ben's family, we have established the Bennett Wood Stewardship Fund to to help fund future summer internships and river restoration projects. Donations may be made online or checks payable to the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited with “The Bennett Wood Stewardship Fund” in the memo line may be mailed to: Mianus Trout Unlimited, P.O. Box 475, Wilton, CT 06897.
Make a contribution to:
The Bennett Wood Stewardship Fund
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.
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.