WELCOME TO EJTU!
East Jersey Trout Unlimited (EJTU) is a community of more than 700 anglers in the greater northeastern New Jersey region who are dedicated to cold water conservation and the stewardship of our local watersheds. Our members work to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain trout habitat for anglers today and for the next generations of sportsmen and women who value the relationship between clean, healthy waterways and sustainable fishing.
As a grass-roots organization, EJTU is primarily engaged in a number of conservation initiatives and restoration projects on our local rivers. But our chapter is also involved in educational outreach and regular coordination with state and local authorities, as well as many other regional environmental organizations to assist in a wide range of conservation efforts.
Join us today! In addition to a commitment to conservation, our members also benefit from the company and friendship of like-minded anglers. Our chapter holds monthly meetings and hosts regular fishing trips and gatherings where novice and accomplished anglers alike come together to share their knowledge and learn best practices for fishing cold, clean and sustainable waters.
If you are a new member, please visit our New Member Page to learn more about our chapter.
We will do our best to setup a trip to the destination that wins this poll in 2018!!
Please vote only once. The poll will close on January 1st 2018.
Please help us conserve, protect and restore Eastern New Jersey's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds by donating to East Jersey Trout Unlimited.
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Please consider joining our chapter of Trout Unlimited. With a cost of $17.50 an introductory membership is a tremendous value.
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Don't forget to request that you be assigned to our chapter "East Jersey Chapter - 091"
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EJTU will be having a Kayak fishing trip for warmwater species to Lake Aeroflex on August 5th 2017. Please contact Chris Henrickson email@example.com (347.581.6361) if you are interested in attending. Click here for more information.
Our next monthly Chapter Meeting is August 9, 2017 at 7:30. Instead of a speaker, for our next chapter meeting we will have a fly fishing craftsmanship night. EJTU members will be tying flies, building rods, crafting knotted leaders and rigs and demonstrating other skills as well. It will be an a educational and fun night.
EJTU is now on Instagram! Check it out EJTU Instagram
On July 3rd 2017, Bill Silvia passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Although not a member of EJTU (Bill belonged to the Ken Lockwood Gorge Chapter) he was frequently seen on our fishing trips and often attended our Veterans Services / Project Healing Waters projects. Bill was an accomplished fly tier and fisherman, who was always willing to share his expertise and knowledge with other anglers. He will be missed greatly. An excerpt from his obituary on nj.com follows. William H. Silvia 'N.J. Fly Fisherman of the Year,' of Millington, 74 William H. Silvia, 74, of Millington, N.J., died at home on July 3, 2017. Bill was born and raised in Jersey City, N.J. He served in the United States Army and worked for Patent Construction Systems for 42 years. After retiring, Bill became a master fisherman. He was N.J. Fly Fisherman of the Year in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Diane; daughters, Jane Epstein and her husband, Adam, Beth Silvia, and two granddaughters. Memorial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to projecthealingwaters.org.
EJTU is looking for volunteers to help teach kids enrolled in the the Englewood summertime REC program how to fish. The program runs from 9-12 on Fridays from July 7th to August 25th in Overpeck park. If you can help out just one Friday it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Rich Malizia if you can help.
Save the Date! EJTU's Annual Banquet will be on March 24th 2018 at Biagios in Paramus.
EJTU is now on YouTube! Some older videos have been uploaded, with more fun ones to come. Check it out here.
We have received a request from Melinda of Melinda's Fly Shop in Altmar, NY to contact the NYS DEC regarding the decline of the Salmon River / Lake Ontario Fishery. Please read this attached letter from Melinda and consider contacting the NY DEC. Letter from Melinda.
EJTU Member Mike Sebetich (Emeritus Professor of Biology William Paterson University) and his crack team of volunteer angler scientists were at it again in 2016!! They did a BATS survey of the mighty Ramapo River in August of 2016 and have published results for our chapter member's use in selecting appropriate fly patterns. Thank you to Mike, Gary and Walter for your hard work and for sharing this useful information with your fellow EJTU anglers. The results can be reviewed here.
EJTU's strategic plan has been posted to the website. Please contact Ken Barile (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you interested in helping out with any of the projects described in the document.
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Check out our new Resources tab above. If you are looking for a place to go fishing in New Jersey, look no further. EJTU has recently added a new "Where to Fish in NJ" webpage with some of the best spots to fish in New Jersey. We have also added a "Fly Fishing tips and tricks" webpage where you will find all types of cool helpful information for fly fishing.