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.
Clicking the Trout Unlimited logo below will bring you to Trout Unlimited's national membership web page.
Don't forget to request that you be assigned to our chapter "East Jersey Chapter - 091"
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Our next chapter trip is to the Beverkill / Willowemoc for our annual chapter picnic / pig roast on June 3rd. This year the picnic will not be at the Museum. Our picnic is going to be at Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park. Contact Paul Reithmier if you are interested in attending. More information (including directions to the park) can be found here.
Our next monthly Chapter Meeting is June 14, 2017 at 7:30. Per our chapter's popular vote, George will speak to us about situational Fly Fishing. He will talk to us about specific stream situations for nymphing, streamers and dry flies and then developing the proper rig / approach situation.
Save the Date! EJTU's Annual Banquet will be on March 24th 2018 at Biagios in Paramus.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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.