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.
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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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2017 EJTU Gear / Swag Bag Contest Giveaway!! If you sign up for EJTU's forum (Click Here for EJTU Forum) and post in it on two different dates between our April 2017 meeting and June 2017 meeting you will be entered into a contest to win a free EJTU Swag Bag - EJTU T shirt, stickers, pins and fly box with flies!! The winner will be drawn at our June 2017 meeting. Good luck to everyone. We hope to see lots of members join of forum over the next two months.
The TU Northeast Regional Rendezvous is the weekend of May 5th-7th 2017 in Clinton NJ!! This is an excellent opportunity for EJTU chapter members to participate in workshops and talks with other TU chapter members from around the Northeast and TU National staff. The full cost of the weekend event is $150, but you can also attend only one day or even just the Saturday BBQ. If you choose to go, our chapter will pay the expenses for the first 6 members that are interested in attending the event. It would be great if East Jersey had a strong showing this year since the rendezvous so close. For more information and to register click here.
EJTU will once again help the State stock the Ramapo river on Thursdays from April 13th thru May 25th. Please consider helping out. Contact Rich Malizia if you are available.
Our next monthly Chapter Meeting is May 10, 2017 at 7:30. Our NJ State Biologists Pat Hamilton and Ross Shramko will update the chapter on pending changes to the fish code, including new regulations for brook trout.
EJTU is now on YouTube! Some older videos have been uploaded, with more fun ones to come. Check it out here.
East Jersey Trout Unlimited's Founding President Donald A. Ecker passed away on January 2nd 2017. It is with much sorrow and gratitude for all that he did for EJTU, that our entire chapter sends it's condolences Don's wife Barbara and his family. Don was a great friend to our chapter and our mission of coldwater conservation. He will be greatly missed. Don's obituary can be found 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.
Trout season is here! 2017 NJ Fishing Regulations are now available and can be downloaded here. You can purchase your 2017 fishing license and trout stamp 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.