Celebrate the season with a bit of humor, time on the water with friends new and old and, of course, an ugly sweater! Join the Mianus and Candlewood Valley Chapters for a day you won't soon forget - whether the trout are willing or not.
We will meet at 11 a.m. at UpCountry Sportfishing at 352 Main Street in New Hartford and spread out along the river to go fishing in small groups. Join us mid-day for coffee and a warming fire at the People's State Park pavilion on East River Road in Barkhamsted. Note: This is a time change as we originally scheduled the event to begin at 10 a.m.
Starting around 4 p.m., catch up with the crowd at Parrott Delaney Tavern at 37 Greenwoods Road for some drinks, a bite to eat and the warmth of a comfy venue and fellow anglers! Drinks and food are on your own.
Fishing can be surprisingly good on the Farmington in mid-December, with midge hatches and blue wing olives sometimes bringing trout to the surface. More than likely you'll be tossing nymphs and stripping streamers through the pools to get a bite.
Don't have an ugly sweater? No problem - the only important thing is that you come join the fun and take some time out of the busy holidays to relax on a beautiful river with fellow TU members.
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.