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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 Banquet on April 8

On April 8, 2017 the chapter will celebrate our 29th year of protecting and preserving wild trout fisheries in the eastern Catskills with our annual banquet at the the Boiceville Inn. Always a festive evening, this social gathering is open to all our members, their spouses and guests, as well as the general public. Cocktail hour kicks off the event at 5pm, with dinner at 6, and both silent and live auctions provide lots of entertainment during the evening. For more information, contact Tony Cocozza (845-657-6044).

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

Chapter Meetings

April 26, 2017:Jeff Skelding, Executive Director, Friends of the Upper Delaware River will be our presenter in April.

May 24, 2017: New chapter member Peter Geoghan will have a presentation on fishing in South America.

Catskill Fishing Fever Forums showcase local fishing history and tradition

In commemoration of its 20th Anniversary, the Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection hosted a four-part series of lively discussions during the spring and summer 2016 focusing on the history of fishing in the Catskills. All events were held in the community meeting room in the Phoenicia Library, on Main Street, Phoenicia. The events featured panel discussions about author and activist Frank Mele, author and fishing luminary Art Flick, tales and remembrances from DEC fisheries managers and local fishing legends and guides. Transcripts and photographs are available on the collection's website at

Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection website featured in TU's Trout Magazine

The collection's website and digital hatch chart were featured nationally in the "Stream Champion" section of TU National's Trout Magazine. (You may need to be a member in order to access the publication online.) The website combines historical facts and anecdotes with extensive information about the aquatic insects found in the Esopus and its tributaries and the flies used to imitate them. The collection itself is now housed at the newly renovated Phoenicia Library, on Main Street, in Phoenicia, NY.

Current schedule

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