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 October 13th 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.

We are honored to have Lindsey E. Rustad as our guest speaker for October. Lindsey will present:  “Angling in a Warming World: Reflections on How Climate Change is Impacting Forests and Fisheries of Northern New England”. 

Lindsey can usually be found deep in the forests of New England—whether she’s flyfishing, kayaking, hiking or conducting research on how these majestic ecosystems work.  As a forest scientist with the USDA Forest Service, she has spent over three decades combining biology, geology and chemistry to understand what makes forests tick. Her laboratory is the outdoors, and she is internationally recognized for her large and often daring experiments on forest soil warming, drought, acid rain, and even ice storms.  Her passions span multiple disciplines, and she has spent much of her career bringing together scientists, artists and citizens to address some of the most vexing issues facing the world today.

Lindsey received a BA in Philosophy at Cornell University in 1980, an MS in Forest Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences in 1983, and a PhD in Plant Science in 1988 at the University of Maine.  She is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and has received awards from the USDA Forest Service as a Distinguished Scientist.

She lives with her husband Lou Zambello (outdoor author) in Maine, where they raised their three children (all avid anglers).



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