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Dan Rodriguez receives Lifetime Achievement Award!

posted Nov 16, 2017, 5:44 AM by Mike Balogh

NJ Trout Unlimited State Council Awards Lifetime Achievement Award to North Jersey Chapter Member Dan Rodriguez
November 11, 2017

The New Jersey State Council of Trout Unlimited awarded its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Fred S. Burroughs' North Jersey Chapter member Dan (Danny) Rodriguez for his many years of tireless efforts, volunteering for the furtherance of TU's missions and objectives, as well as for those of the New Jersey DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife. The award was presented by State Council Chair Rich Thomas during the Council's Dinner Banquet, which was held in conjunction with the Annual Fly Fisherman of the Year Contest at the Raritan Inn's private waters on the banks of the South Branch of the Raritan River in Califon, NJ.

 




We congratulate Dan for being so deservedly selected to receive this honor, and we wish him many more happy years in the pursuit of his fly fishing passion.

Sparta Glen Fall Fun Day a Success!

posted Oct 27, 2017, 8:43 AM by Mike Balogh   [ updated Oct 27, 2017, 8:52 AM ]

Beautiful autumn weather was the backdrop for this past weekend's (10/21) Sparta Glen Fall Fun Day community event hosted by North Jersey Trout Unlimited and the SCMUA-Wallkill River Watershed Management Group to celebrate last year’s highly successful restoration of the Glen Brook. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A highlight of the day was the dedication ceremony offered by Sparta Township. Sparta's mayor Gil Gibbs and deputy mayor Josh Hertzberg expressed the community's appreciation and gratitude to North Jersey Trout Unlimited, and presented a bronze plaque that will be permanently installed at the Glen. A second wooden plaque was presented to the chapter in appreciation of the many volunteers (and particularly John Nordstedt) for their efforts in the restoration of the Sparta Glen Brook. 

Attendees enjoyed themselves as they learned about the stream restoration project, observed live aquatic insects, hiked the trails, participated in the Kids’ Corner crafts and games, watched flies being tied by chapter members, and visited information tables hosted by the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group, NJ Fish & Wildlife, Sparta Historical Society, and NJ Highlands Coalition.

Countless volunteers and partners helped make the day a success including:

North Jersey Trout Unlimited
SCMUA-Wallkill River Watershed Management Group
Sparta Township
NJ Trout Unlimited State Council
NJ Fish and Wildlife
AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program
NJ Highlands Coalition
Sparta Historical Society
Sparta Kiwanis
Sparta Middle School Builders Club
Sparta Ambulance

We look forward to hosting more events in the future that share the wonderful conservation work being done by our chapter, and that highlight the Sparta Glen!

2017 Fly Fisherman of the Year Contest - Nov 11th

posted Oct 26, 2017, 5:43 AM by Mike Balogh

2017 FLY FISHERMAN OF THE YEAR CONTEST
Saturday, November 11, 2017

The 2017 NJ Fly Fisherman of the year contest will be held on Shannon's private waters at the Raritan Inn Bed and Breakfast, 528 County Road 51,Califon, NJ 07830. Activities start around 8 AM.

Tickets for the evening banquet event can be purchased at shannonsprivatewaters.com or stop by the shop!


Representing the Fred S. Burroughs Chapter of TU in the competition will be our long-time member Danny Rodriguez. Let's show our support for Danny by being there! Go Danny!

Sparta Glen Fall Fun Day - Oct 21st

posted Oct 11, 2017, 5:05 AM by North Jersey TU   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 5:06 AM ]

Come celebrate and recognize the successful restoration of the Sparta Glen Brook, including the organizations, supporters, and volunteers responsible!  The event will take place October 21st from 11am-2pm at Glen Brook Park in Sparta, NJ.  Join the fun!


Re-Raffle of Bosebuck Camp (Maine) 3-Night All Expense Paid Stay

posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:12 AM by Mike Balogh

A 3-night stay for two, all expense paid brook trout fishing opportunity is being re-raffled by the North Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The stay at Bosebuck Camp includes one day of guided fishing for brook trout on the famed Magalloway or Kennebago rivers, as well as a cash travel allowance. Approximate value of the prize is $1600.

Each chance will cost $20 and tickets will only be sold at each of the next three upcoming Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey Trout Unlimited membership meeting evenings (October, November & December). Membership meetings take place every third Wednesday of the month, at 7.30 PM at the VFW Post location on Main Street in Sparta, NJ. They are open to the public.

The prize winner will be dawn at the chapter's Holiday Party, December 20, 2017, to be held at the same location (VFW Sparta).

(The original winner of this prize, George Nimmo, graciously returned the prize to the chapter for another fund raising opportunity)

FSBNNJ State Wide Raffle Winners Announced!

posted Mar 27, 2017, 5:32 AM by Mike Balogh

Sparta NJ, March 25, 2017 - During the annual chapter banquet officials of the Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited randomly picked the three winners of its 2016/17 state wide raffle from hundreds and hundreds of entries. They are:


First Prize: Ticket Number 01772 - George Nimmo - 3 Night Stay at Boosebuck Mountain Camp, Maine

Second Prize: Ticket Number 02890 - Michael Grabowski - Kayak

Third Prize: Ticket Number 16227 - Paul Rauber - Riversong Landing Net

Congratulations to the three lucky ones, and a heartfelt thank you to all who have shown their support of our chapter and Trout Unlimited with your participation!

The winners will be contacted shortly by chapter officials to arrange for the claiming of the awards.

Salmon River Steelhead trip Feb 10 & 11

posted Jan 10, 2017, 11:48 AM by Mike Balogh   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 5:13 AM ]

Chapter Steelhead trip to the Salmon River, Altmar NY

Feb. 10th and 11th.

Have you ever wanted to go steelhead fishing?  Have you ever wanted to go to the Salmon River?  This is your chance to go with the chapter members to a private cabin!  Watch this video then make your reservation! https://vimeo.com/150079482

Arrive Friday afternoon, and fish or get ready to fish Saturday morning, we will be leaving Sunday around 12:00 AM for home.  We will bring our own meals(breakfast, lunch and dinner) it will be group meals, and drinks if you want.  Bunk beds, full bath(you need to bring bedding and bath towel) fly tying, general good time!

Cost will be $40.00 per night per person.

Please call or e-mail quickly, we have very limited space.

Warren Weglinski
917 418 3590
wweglinski@mtac.com

Cabin Fever Day at Ramsey Outdoor

posted Jan 10, 2017, 11:42 AM by Mike Balogh

Cabin Fever Day will be held at the store in Ramsey, NJ from 10 AM-4 PM Saturday Feb 18th.  The day is fly fishing centered and will feature guest speakers, local fishing groups, guides, and fly tyers. As well as raffles, give-aways, and exclusive deals.  The day will be a great chance to learn something new, meet fellow fisherman, and get some great deals for your Spring fishing.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

TU Northeast Region Rendezvous

posted Jan 5, 2017, 10:33 AM by Mike Balogh

The 2017 TU NORTHEAST REGIONAL MEETING/RENDEZVOUS is scheduled to take place in New Jersey from May 5-7. Join fellow conservationists, anglers and volunteers from across the region.

To quote TU National: TU’s Regional rendezvous are occasions to be inspired, to celebrate all we are accomplishing together and to commit ourselves to the important work ahead. They also offer opportunity for fun and camaraderie with excellent fishing opportunities, evening social activities and networking throughout. Open to all members – and your friends. More details to come.

Good News to End the Year!

posted Jan 5, 2017, 10:31 AM by Mike Balogh

We all should be grateful to learn, that chapter member Derek Groff has stepped up to volunteer his time and knowledge, and to join our leadership team in the capacity of Education Committee Chair. In the months and years to come, Education, in close cooperation with the Conservation and Membership Committees, will take on the challenge of making our chapter’s cold water conservation efforts even more visible and worthy for the general public’s interest.

Thank you Derek! And thank you to all who had a hand in making 2016 another memorable year for this chapter. A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND FISHY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

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