Trout Unlimited is a national organization dedicated to protecting and improving cold water fishing resources. Our local chapter is a key building block and our local members volunteer their time, money and energy to improving cold-water fishing resources in New Hampshire. Almost all members love fly fishing, and related activities, such as fly tying.


The monthly meetings of the 2020 – 2021 Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited are beginning October 12, 2020 and will run through May 2021.The Board of Directors has been working throughout the summer months to arrange interesting and varied monthly presentations on different subjects pertaining to fly fishing and cold water fisheries conservation. We’re also working on the MRVTU Newsletter. Stay tuned to this website with future meeting information and trout fishing info for our members.We have lined up a great list of presentations. 

Dear Members:

Because of COVID 19 concerns for our members we will NOT be meeting at 

Sweeney Post for the November meeting of 2020 . We will use the ZOOM conferencing tool. ZOOM is free and requires no registration of software.   

This tool is free to you and requires no logins or registrations. 

You will be receiving an email from Bob Bluhm, with details on how to attend that ONLINE meeting. So keep and eye out for that email. Please log in between 6:30pm and 7pm.

We are honored to have Lou Zambello as our guest speaker for November.

Lou will present: 

“In Pursuit of Trophy Brook Trout: Where and How to Catch Them (and the flies to do it) – based on my book, “In Pursuit of Trophy Brook Trout” Includes  details about what may be the best trophy brook trout fly pattern ever”

Some interesting facts about Lou.

On the TU Sebago Lake Chapter Board

Worked at LLBean for 14 years in product development and management

Registered Maine Guide taking clients around the Rangeley area for 18 years.

Monthly columnist for Maine Sportsman

Author of three fly fishing books and multiple articles published in fly fishing mags such as Eastern Flyfishing, American Angler, etc.

I speak at fly fishing events around the country

Have fished around the world including Newfoundland, Labrador, Russia, New Zealand, Patagonia, Bahamas, and around the country. Have, landed brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and salmon over eight pounds

Wife and two daughters and a son, all who fly fish. Wife and kids always outfish me.

You can check out Lou’s  blog and website www.mainelyflyfishing.com, and his Instagram site @Lou Mainelyflyfishing  or search YouTube under Lou Zambello or mainelyflyfishing (one word)


WHERE WILL WE MEET IN 2020 and 2021 ?


Stay tuned for future meetings schedule



NEW:  Merrimack River Valley Chapter TU Shirts and hats now available on the SHOP page.




In Memoriam

Ronald M. Sowa
Past President, MRVTU



Merrimack River Valley Chapter is a affiliate supporter of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation

NH Wildlife Federation – Preserve, Protect, & Conserve Wildlife Habitat and Resources


2021 Annual Fly Fishing Show

Date: TBD



2017 Youth Camp

Youth Trout Camp is conducted by the NH Trout Unlimited State Council and its chapters throughout the state.  The five day camp teaches appreciation through the art and science of fly fishing.  The Youth Camp is for ages 14-17 years of age.

The 2017 Kids Trout Camp application kidscampbrochure2017ver2