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Trout Unlimited Ashokan Pepacton Watershed Chapter
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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.

Chapter Meetings

March 28, 2018: The March meeting will feature a presentation on New York State DEC fisheries.

April 25, 2018: In April, we will have a presentation by member Heidi Nute, a world record holder for tarpon.

Catskills Trout Tales Kick-Off: April 7

TU Member Chris Hensley and Leigh Melander of Spillian have greatly expanded the Trout Tales program, which will feature events from April 7th through Memorial Day. Trout Tales was launched as a one-day event at Spillian four years ago, and has since grown into a regional, spring-long campaign. Trout Tales aims to promote the cultural and natural history of the Catskills as the birthplace of American fly-fishing, while building connections between regional hospitality businesses, conservation organizations, and local media. For more information on Trout Tales events, visit

April 14: APWCTU 30th Annual Conservation Dinner and Fund Raiser

The Chapter will hold its 30th annual banquet and auction at the Boiceville Inn, beginning at 5pm. The cost of this year's dinner is $30, with a choice of three entrees. If you wish to attend, you must register by April 7. Please contact Chapter VP Tony Cocozza to reserve a spot. We are also soliciting donations for the evening's auction. Contact Tony if you would like to donate an item.

April 28: Sporting Legends of the Catskills at the Jerry Bartlett Collection

On April 28, the Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection will host a program on the history of fish and game clubs in our region. These organizationss have played an important role over the years — preserving traditions, conserving natural resources and creating camaraderie. The event will feature a panel discussion about three fish and game clubs — Stony Clove Rod and Gun, Phoenicia Fish and Game, and Upper Esopus Fish and Game. It will be held from 1pm to 2:30 in the community meeting room in the Phoenicia Library, on Main Street, Phoenicia. Transcripts, podcasts and photos from previous events are available on the collection's website at

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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