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 meetings of 2020 and 2021 . 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 Guest speakers for the April 13th ZOOM MEETINGimage001

James Morse, President, NH Wildlife Federation

James received his Associates of Science from University Massachusetts Amherst and currently is the owner of Morse Sporting Goods in Henniker.  James is President Contoocook Valley ATV Riders, the President NH Wildlife Federation Action Fund, also Chair Henniker OHRV Committee and NH Fish and Game Big Game Management Committee.   He is also a member of: Farms Bureau, Deering Fish and Game,  American Legion, Moose Club and the NRA.

Tara Gitau, Executive Director, NH Wildlife Federation

Tara’s education includes an MBA in Business Administration, Southern New Hampshire University, a BS in Communication New England College, an AS in Paralegal, Hesser College and a Certificate in International Business, Southern New Hampshire University. Tara has been with the NHWF since 2019 and has a wide variety of experience in 20+ yrs working in industry.

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

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


The chapter membership meeting will again be via ZOOM teleconference. Please ask for an invite at: bbbluhmmm1953@gmail.com

You will be included in the list of attendees and receive a ZOOM invite by email.

You can connect to the meeting between 6:55 and 7 pm Tuesday March 9th.

We will be having the prize drawings too !

A door prize drawing for 3 attendees. Winners must be present on the call.

Second is a fund raiser for the MRVTU general fund.  The winner will receive 12 hand tied fly’s. Raffle tickets are available on the website SHOP tab with a $5 donation for 6 tickets.

We have also added a list of vendors, guides and non-profit organizations that need your support during these unusual times. Check out the list on the FLY FISH NH SHOW 2020 tab.


Have you ever wondered what impact MRVTU has in our community ? Attached are two thank you notes from our friends at Casting for Recovery.





MRV TU Shirts and hats available.

Go to SHOP tab to select. Long Sleeve was $26 NOW $22, Short Sleeve was $24 NOW $18,

Hat was $26 NOW $18, FREE SHIPPING

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 proud affiliate supporter of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation

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

2021 Youth Trout Camp – Applicants Needed !!!!!!!

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 Kids Trout Camp application kidscampbrochure2017ver2