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Trout Unlimited Ashokan Pepacton Watershed Chapter
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The Chapter will hold its annual banquet and auction on April 13 from 6 to 10pm. This year, the banquet will be held at Catamount facility at the Emerson Resort and Spa! Details are available on the banquet flyer. As before, we are also soliciting donations for the evening's auction. Contact Tony if you would like to donate an item.

Chapter members should have received an invitation by mail. Please return your invite form with a check to Tony Cocozza, as usual. Non-members are also invited to attend the banquet. All are welcome! Please use the button below to register and pay by credit card (a fee applies), or contact Tony Cocozza at 845-657-6044 or

Eventbrite - Trout Unlimited 30th Annual Fundraising Banquet


Chapter Meetings and Events

Note: Chapter meetings are held at the Boiceville Inn on Route 28 in Boiceville, NY. Meetings begin at 7pm, with presentations at 7:45.

Blue Mountains Trout News

Download Ed Ostapczuck's January 2019 newsletter about chapter and local happenings.

Chapter Meetings

March 27, 2019: The March meeting will feature Leslie Zucker of the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program.

April 24, 2019

Joan Wulff, “First Lady of Fly Fishing,” at the Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection

The Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection was thrilled to host fly fishing legend Joan Wulff at the Phoenicia Library last fall as part of its Sporting Legends series. Photos and a transcript of the event are available on the Collection's website news and events page.

Fly tying classes

Dates for Hank Rope’s 2019 fly-tying classes are Saturdays: Feb. 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Phoenicia Fish & Game Association Clubhouse on NY 28 in Mt. Tremper. Youngsters welcome, ages 14 and up; materials will be provided. There are a limited number of vises available. Pre-registration is a must for all folks seeking free instruction. Contact Hank to register, call or email Hank at 845 2545904 or Help is always needed if you’d like to stop and assist, or tie flies yourself.

April 6, 2019: Arm of the Sea Theater: Puppets, masks, music and more!

On April 6, the Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection will host a new production by the Arm of the Sea Theater, “The City That Drinks The Mountain Sky”, part 2. Through colorful puppets and masks, dance and live music, the performance will trace the path of New York City water from source to tap. The performance will be at the Phoenicia Elementary School at 2pm and lasts about an hour. It is suitable for children of all ages and adults alike. See the program flyer for more information.

Catskill Fly Tying: the Art of Artifice show available online

TU member Mark Loete's photographic exhibit "Catskill Fly Tying: the Art of Artifice," having finished its run at the Catskill Center's Erpf Gallery in Arkville, is still available for viewing online. "Art of Artifice" features the photographic work of Mark Loete, a professional photographer, chapter member and fly fishing guide, and the exquisite craftsmanship of 15 local master fly tyers—many of them APWCTU members. Visit the exhibit website at

Current schedule

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