Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited To Conserve, Protect and Restore North America's Coldwater Fisheries and Their Watersheds

"Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world.

It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way.
 A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself

that are deeper than the ordinary self." —Ted Hughes

 

Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore Maine’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds in Western Maine.

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Doing It

If you would like to get involved in the Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited, please become a member of Trout Unlimited and get in touch with us here at our Maine Chapter.

YOUTH EDUCATION Mollyockett TU Education

June 4th, 2016, 8am—Noon

3rd Annual Norway Family Fishing Festival

 

June 4th, 2016, 9am - 3pm

Annual Youth Field Day, Bryant Pond 4H Camp

 

October 2nd—9th, 2016

Fryeburg Fair, youth fly tying & education

Volunteers to staff booth are needed.

Non-members OK, too.

 

Ongoing Youth Education: Bryant Pond 4H Camp

 

Fishing Camps: First three weeks in July of 2016

EVENTS & PROJECTS

General Membership Meetings & Presentations

January 13, 2016 Scott Stone will make a presentation on TU's upcoming fly tying programs with Casting for Recovery and the Oxford County Cancer Research Center at The First Congregational Church, 17 East Main Street, South Paris, ME. Event starts at 6:00pm.

 

February 10, 2016 Our guest speaker Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Regional Fisheries Biologist, Sebago Lake Region Mr. Francis Brautigam will provide an overview of regional fisheries issues and projects. Event starts at 6:00pm at The First Congregational Church, 17 East Main Street, South Paris, ME.

 

March 19, 2016 The Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo will be held at the Bethel Inn Conference Center. This is our TU Chapter, primary fund raiser to assist us in funding the conservation efforts we work through the year. Your support at this event, both physical and monetary, are greatly appreciated. Doors open at 9am.

 

April 13, 2016 The Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be presenting a program titled FLY FISHING 101. If you have ever had an interest in or curiosity about FLY FISHING this presentation is a great introduction and primer for the novice to the expert. Event starts at 6:00pm at The First Congregational Church, 17 East Main Street, South Paris, ME.

 

Veterans Casting Pier at Songo Locks, Naples

George Westerberg from Mollyockett Chapter of TU recognized a need to create a fishing opportunity for our enlisted and veteran military members. Project to be dedicated at Ceremony in May 2016. Many years of planning coming to a beautiful finish.

 

The Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo has helped the Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited to raise nearly $30,000. As a result of this success we have:

 

  • Removed a dam in order to open up some prime spawning water in a Crooked River tributary.

  • Replaced an elevated culvert on Aldrich Brook near Aziscohos Lake, again allowing fish access to prime spawning waters.

  • Sponsored a child at Maine Trout Camp.

  • Conducted fly casting and fly tying programs for area schools, youth organizations, and at the University of Maine 4H Camp at Bryant Pond, Maine.

  • Participated along with the Sebago Chapter of TU and the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife in the reclamation project at Abbots Pond, Maine.

  • Completed a landlocked salmon red count on Swett Brook in Albany, Maine.

  • Sponsored a river clean up day on the Little Androscoggin River in South Paris, Maine.

  • In partnership with the Sebago Chapter of TU and the Maine State Department of Parks and Recreation planned and funded the construction of the Veteran's Fishing Piers at Songo Lock.
Volunteer

In our efforts to conserve, preserve and restore Maine's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, the burden is great and falls on a few. Please join us to help tackle the needs and threats to keeping our waterways clean, healthy and abundant. For more information, please email, call us at 207-432-1910, or go onto Facebook and leave a comment.

 

Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore Maine’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. We do this with five Maine chapters and about 1500 member-volunteers, through on-the-ground restoration projects, advocacy for the waters we love, and education. Maine is home to the nation’s last Atlantic salmon, the last native landlocked salmon and to more than 97% of the nation’s native and wild brook trout ponds.

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