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Columbia-Greene Trout Unlimited Chapter #569

New York State's Catskill Region

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CGTU.ORG Home Page - Last Update: Mar 25, 2020



The hostmaster (Kropf) has been in contact with some

of the fine members of this club, and the President has

directed that this web site remain online, and be updated.

Check back soon...


And Kropf commends Dave Turco, the previous webmaster,

for a very fine web site that will still

be the basis of the upcoming site.


We meet at Crosswinds Housing Development ,Community Center Building at 12 Rogers Lane, Hudson, NY . The location is directly across the street from the softball fields at the Firemans Home on Harry Howard Avenue. The Community Center Building is at the Hudson Middle School end of the complex.


Check Out Tom Rosenbauer's Orvis Pod Casts - Click Here


Review our latest Meeting Minutes. Click Here

Greater Stockport Creek Watershed Update by Fran Martino. Click Here

"TREES FOR TRIBS" initiate offers free native trees and shrubs for qualifying riparian buffer planting/restoration projects in the Hudson River Estuary watershed.  If you know of a stream location that needs some bank stabilization, the Estuary Program's Riparian Buffer Coordinator can assist with plant selection, designing a planting plan, and other technical information to improve the odds of success for your project.  For more information, please visit the website:, or contact Fran Martino for sites in the Stockport Creek Watershed or Catskill Creek Watershed areas, 518-828-1330,

A typical day at Trout Waters starts with optional fishing at Hale Eddy followed by a hearty breakfast at 8 am. Students attend classes and break for lunch. In the afternoon, students will spend their time learning about habitat and the ecosystem on the river. Dinner will be served at 5pm followed by time to fly-fish somewhere on the West Branch of the Delaware River. Lights out at 11pm. This is an intense week of learning and flyfishing that is sure to last a life time. Check out their website here:


Trout Unlimited & CGTU strongly supports the Casting For Recovery program which gives women “powerful tools to overcome the challenges of breast cancer”. Please take a look at their website,where you can also sign up for their newsletter. You can access CFR by clicking the logo below.






My Favorite Flies by Wendy Neefus:  Click Here


President Steve Matheke and VP Vinnie Dubois accept award on behalf of CGTU for its work on the restoration of the Ten Mile Creek, Phase I.  The prestigous award was given by TU National.  Thanks to all on their efforts and special thanks to Bob Novak for all his work in acquiring grants and assembling a suberb coalition to accomplish the work.

We've added links to Podcasts on our page now.  Click Here to learn more. Here's a sample; give it a try.

Tom Rosenbauer interviews Whit Frosburgh of TU, Published October 27, 2009
Whit Fosburgh, Chief Development Officer at Trout Unlimited was meeting with Tom today and we convinced him to sit down for an interview for the podcast. Whit gives us a brief overview on TU's goals for the coming year.
Click Here to listen to the Podcast.

Reintroducing Native Trout Presentation.  Download Here

Learn about critical issues affecting the Catksill Mountain Watershed.     Read their latest Newsletter

Fishing for King Salmon 2010 by Wendy Neefus.  Click Here to Read.

Brook Trout Fry Cam - Check the status of hatchery brook trout by linking to their web cam.  Check it out here.   You may have to allow the installation of a new ActiveX control on your computer.  If asked, you should allow the new control to be installed.

CGTU Adds 40 New VHS & DVD Fly Fishing/Tying Video's to it's Library!   Total Titles Now Available - 56!

Click Here: CGTU Video Library Index for a complete listing and details on how you can borrow any of our selections.

Download the Searchable PDF version Here

Take a moment and check out our color hatch chart, recently enhanced for black & white printing.  Click Here

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