Thank you for visiting the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited's website. We are an active group of TU members from the central sands area of Wisconsin with over 300 members who all share in a common goal: to conserve and protect our cold water resources.
Please take some time to look around our website to find out more about us by clicking on About Us, or by clicking on News to find out what we have been doing. You can also click on Activities and/or Calendar to find out more about planned activities and events. By clicking on River Keepers you can find out all about our water monitoring program and by clicking on Workdays, you can find out more about our stream restoration projects and activities.
Many of our members enjoy fly fishing and fly tying and you can find out more about Fly Tying by clicking on this tab. We support fishing by all legal methods, including spin fishing and live bait fishing for trout. Our Multimedia section includes pictures and video's of some of our activities and other things you might be interested in, so you might want to check that out.
The 47th Annual CWTU Conservation Banquet will be held on Saturday, October 27th, from 4:30pm to 9:30pm at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Conference Center in Oshkosh. For tickets or other banquet information call John Tucker at 920-475-2271 or E-mail at JTucker358@gmail.com. Ticket requests postmarked prior to Oct. 17 are $40 each with a chance to win a box of 90 flies tied by Bob Haase and his Book "Bob's Fly Tying Tips & Techniques". After Oct. 17 the tickets will increase to $50. Bring a guest and get entered into raffle to win a VISA gift card. Student tickets are $15 each. All youth will receive a special fly box with hand tied flies and also will be entered into a raffle. Jerry Strom will be entertaining us on the piano. Yoder Auctioneers will manage our live auction. We will also have the Kayak raffle again this year with a chance to win a 10ft Sit on Top Catch 100 Angler Kayak.
Make plans to attend this year's Conservation Banquet to help raise funds for our cold water stream restoration projects, and enjoy the camaraderie with fellow TU members and guests. You do not have to be a member to attend.
Central Wisconsin Trout Unlimited has a rich and interesting history. Tom Meyer put a program together to share this story and recognize those men who, in 1971, had the vision and drive to start this chapter which has been so successful and has done so much for trout habitat and cold water conservation. He will also recognize a group of men and women who may not have been the original founders, but have contributed so much time and energy into this chapter and it's goals over the last 48 years.
The following is the schedule of programs and activities for 2018-2019. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
November 13, 2018 - Founders and Legends of CWTU, speaker - Tom Meyer
December 11, 2018 - Is it the Fly or the Presentation, speaker - Bob Haase
January 8, 2019 - Nymph Fishing, speaker - Jim Bartelt
February 23, 2019 - Trout Fest, No meeting this month, please plan to attend Trout Fest
March 12, 2019 - Steelhead Fishing, speaker - Jeff Treu
April 9, 2019 - Wisconsin Hatches - The Bugs and Flies to Imitate Them
May 14, Bob Hunt Science Program (Presenter to be determined)
June 11 - Picnic - Location to be determined
July 9 - Picnic - Location to be determined
August 13 - Picnic - Location to be determined