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Monday, July 22nd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, July 22nd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Rich Redman

Trout Unlimited presents conservation awards to those making an impact on Catskill’s rivers

A celebration of conservationists and conservation work being done along Catskill region rivers in New York was recently celebrated at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM), in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County.
On June 6, Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited president and chief executive officer, was the keynote speaker. The highlight was the number of special awards given out. Peter Moskovitz received the TU Distinguished Service Award, and Ed Van Put was presented with the first ever Trout Unlimited Catskill Conservation Award.

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Vets treated to fly-fishing trip on New York’s Willowemoc Creek

Volunteers, including fly-fishing guides and outfitters, recently came together to provide combat veterans the opportunity to enjoy a few hours of fishing on famed Willowemoc Creek in the Catskills of New York.
On Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. was attacked. The Twin Towers on Manhattan Island in New York City fell, the call to arms was given.

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New York students learn conservation from pheasant stocking

On a beautiful Adirondack fall day, the Moriah Central School’s “Introduction to Fish and Wildlife” class had the chance to release both cock bird and hen ring-necked pheasants. 
The course is taught by Tiffany Pinheiro at the Moriah Central School in New York’s Essex County. Four juniors and four seniors took part in the outdoor wildlife experience along a wetland area, known locally as Barnaby Swamp in Westport.

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New York’s Trout Unlimited honors Bill Wellman with Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Wellman, of the Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU), has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York State Council of TU in Albany.
Wellman is being honored for his continuous service to cold water conservation. The TU Executive Council also gave him a special brook trout painting for his service. Wellman, 87, has had a career that included two tours in Vietnam with the United States Army. He was one of the last men out of Vietnam. He was also stationed in Korea, Thailand, Germany, and numerous bases in the U.S.

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New York fly-fishing museum draws hundreds of history buffs to festival

Hundreds of anglers and fly-fishing history buffs gathered recently at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, along the famed Willowemoc River for the CFFCM Summer Fest 2023, held Aug. 5-6.
Just over the bridge to the museum, the parking lot was filled to capacity with vendors, exhibits, fly-tyers, fishing rods, reels, and a multitude of angling must-haves.

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In search of native Adirondack brookies in New York

During the third week of May, Trout Power angling volunteers collected brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) fin clips from wild trout in the Black River watershed of the western Adirondack region.
Why, you ask? It’s simple. The group wanted to see if there are more pure or unique strains of brookies surviving in the backwood’s streams.

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