Spend a great morning fishing for smallmouth bass - CT's "other" freshwater gamefish - then join fellow Mianus Chapter members for a late lunch and libations at a local beer garden!
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!
This is the perfect trip to bring your kids and family, friends who've always wanted to learn to fish or fly fish, fishing buddies and others. The chapter can loan rods and gear if needed.
Join us on Saturday, August 18 at 9 a.m. for a free day of fishing. We will meet in the parking lot of the Big Y supermarket at 1 Kent Road (the intersection of Routes 7 & 202 in New Milford) and spread out in groups along the river.
After fishing, you are welcome to join us at the brand new Housatonic River Brewing Company beer garden just up the river. We will leave the river at around 1:00 p.m. to head to the brewery and the chapters will provide food to pair nicely with the cold beers!
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.