Spend a great morning fishing for smallmouth bass - CT's "other" freshwater gamefish - then join fellow Mianus Chapter members for a late lunch and libation at a local bratwurst festival.
If you've never fished for smallmouth before, you are in for a treat. These strong fish are aggressive to the fly, jump like rainbows and pull like brown trout!
Join us Saturday, August 20 at 9 a.m. for a free day of fishing. After fishing, you have the option to join us for a group meal at Old Heidelberg restaurant in Bethel for a late bratwurst lunch. We will leave the river at 12:30 p.m. in order to meet our 1:00 reservation. The chef has prepared a special price fix meal for the chapter featuring a variety of two bratwurst, two beers and sides. Cost of the meal is $40 per person. (Fishing is free!)
We will meet at the Branchville Train Station (Google Map) in Ridgefield to carpool at 8 a.m. and arrive on the water around 9 a.m. You can also meet us directly at the river if you plan to arrive early or late.
Click here to register - please register regardless of whether you just plan to fish or also plan to join us for the meal.
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.