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 6:45 pm and 7pm.


Special Presentation for our January 12 ZOOM MEETING

Allagash – New England’s Wild River:

 Narrated by author and  humorist Tim Caverly; through scenic and historic photos viewers will canoe the 92 mile Allagash River and hear the lore, legends and characters that Tim experienced during his 32-years as a Maine Park Ranger.

Tim is a Maine author who has written and published (10) books about Maine. He is a
member of the Nollesemic Lodge # 205 of Mason’s, ‘Son of the American Legion’ Post 80 in
Millinocket and an honorary member of the Board of Directors for Houlton’s Starbright
Children’s Theatre. Tim and his wife Susan are graduates of the University of Maine at Machias,
At the eastern most college in the U.S, they earned teaching certificates.
In 1999 Tim retired from his Regional (Park) Supervisor position of the Allagash Wilderness
Waterway for Maine’s Department of Conservation. Tim worked for the Department for 32
years, beginning his ranger career at Sebago Lake State Park. After retirement from state service
he worked several years as Maine Director of Public Employees for Environmental
Responsibility. Today Tim and Susan live in Millinocket, Maine where they, when not writing or
visiting schools, raise golden retrievers.
Several of Tim’s short stories have been published in newspapers, magazines and outdoor
journals, and serves as a monthly columnist for The Maine Sportsman newspaper.
He has also presented creative writing lectures at ‘Young Author’s Camps, as well as many
Maine youth summer camps.” Tim’s second book “An Allagash Haunting” was adapted into a
stage play and has been performed numerous times.
Through their “New England Reads” literacy project, Tim and Frank Manzo Jr. had, by early
2020, provided 300 power point programs to over 10,141 students from Maine to Vt. In addition,
to encourage literacy and learning about New England’s natural world, they have donated over
2,200 Allagash Tail’s books to 1191 New England schools.
Due to accompanying his fire warden dad, Baxter Park Ranger brother Buzz ‘on patrol’ and his
32 years as a Maine Park Ranger; Tim has lived in the four corners of Maine. Readers can
depend that his stories are based on personal experiences and knowledge of our state’s history
and landscapes.

Check out Tim’s book SOLACE this months door prize. NO TICKET purchase required.

Contact Tim to purchase a copy at:  kgoldenr@myfairpoint.net


WHERE WILL WE MEET IN 2020 and 2021 ?

The December 8th 2020 MEETING WILL BE VIRTUAL via ZOOM 



NEW:  Merrimack River Valley Chapter TU Shirts and hats now available with a donation. Go to SHOP tab to select:

When selecting shirts please note the

1. Size

2. Long sleeve or Short Sleeve

3. Quantity

Hats are “one size fits all”. Specify Quantity




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