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.

February 2020 Chapter Meeting


February 11

-Tom Villemure (MRVCTU Member) – Tom will talk about his recent trip to Yellowstone. “In September, 2018 Tom and his cousin Shannon went to Yellowstone National Park with the express purpose of fly fishing.  Tom will share pictures from the adventure and will talk about how to do Yellowstone on a budget.”

-Bob Bluhm (MRVCTU Board Member) – Bob will talk about his trip to Red Brook and fly fishing for “salters”. Success or “Skunked” ?

-Raffle for free stuff, flies, books


The monthly meetings of the 2019 – 2020 Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited are beginning October 8, 2019 and will run through May 12, 2020.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 will also be resurrecting the MRVTU Newsletter and this website with future meeting information and trout fishing info for our members.We have lined up a great list of presentations and new member recruitment program beginning at our first meeting and running throughout our regular meeting schedule.

Here is a list of future meeting speakers and topics:

March 10th

-Rob Giananno (Fly Fishing Journeys) – Rob will speak on Fly fishing in Iceland – Rob Giannino is an outdoor speaker, writer, photographer, videographer and flytographer (aerial camera operator).  He has written for numerous outdoor publications including FlyFishing New England Magazine and Peche a la Mouche (Fishing with a Fly); a beautiful destination flyfishing magazine based in Quebec, Canada.

-Benita Walton – Casting for Recovery (Tentative)

-Raffle for flies and fishing books


April 14th

-Angus Boezeman – Renowned fly fishing expert and guide Angus Boezeman. Angus Boezeman has been fly fishing for 40 years all over the Northeast, including most of Maritime Canada, northern Quebec and Labrador. Angus has been a licensed fishing guide in New Hampshire for more than 20 years, 

-Raffle for flies and fishing books


The May 12th Meeting is our last meeting for the 2020 Season !!

-Rick Forge (Rick Forge Outdoors) – Rick is one of the country’s top outdoorsmen who has traveled the country in search of hunting and fishing adventure! He writes both monthly and weekly articles for major outdoor publications and is the host and producer of an exciting video series “Rick Forge’s Self-Guided Adventures”.

George Rollend (MRVCTU Board Member) – George is an avid fly fisher and will be talking about an ‘Introduction to Float Tubing’

-Raffle for flies and fishing books

The monthly meetings of the 2019 – 2020 Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will run through May 12, 2020.

Meetings are held at: Sweeney Post of the American Legion 251 Maple Street, Manchester, NH.

Guests and potential members are always welcome.

Sweeney has a cash bar and food for members available.

The regular meeting starts at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm and usually lasts until around 9:00 pm.


In Memoriam

Ronald M. Sowa
Past President, MRVTU

It is with much sadness that we inform you that our fellow Board member Ron Sowa passed away last month. Ron served on our Chapter’s Board of Directors for over ten years and was Chapter President from 2012 through 2016.

During that time he was involved in all aspects of the Chapter’s activities. His friendly demeanor, organizational skills and thorough knowledge of the State’s Fish & Game Agency and fly-fishing business were evident in all of his invaluable contributions. Ron was the driving force behind the revitalization of the FlyFish NH Show and thanks to him it has become one of the most important fishing shows in the Northeast. In addition, Ron served as the administrator of this website as well as our FaceBook page. We will miss our dear friend. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Ron’s wife Helen and his entire family.

Board of Directors, Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited


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

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


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