This page was last updated on: 4/30/2013
Who We Are
We are 600+ volunteers in one of 56 Trout Unlimited Chapters in Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth has over 9,000 TU members interested in the protection of our wild trout resources. We restore streams through habitat improvement projects, conduct seminars on water quality and fisheries management. We work to educate the next generation about the importance of clean water and wild trout. We invite you to join us.
We're more than "just a fishing organization." The work we accomplish is equally important to all those who enjoy outdoor sports or simply the beauty of nature. In fact, clean water is the lifeblood of virtually every creature and plant on earth.
Come join us as we enjoy and protect our local limestone streams. Our waters are recognized by serious trout fishermen around the country and overseas. The Letort is here, as is the Yellow Breeches. We also are blessed with Green Spring and Big Spring.
P.O. Box 520, Carlisle, PA 17013
CVTU has now published a book, CVTU's Favorite Flies - Fifty-three Productive Fly Patterns from Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited. When Fly of the Month was inaugurated in our monthly newsletter, members were challenged. "Do you have a secret weapon that you want to share with your fellow CVTU members? Do you have an invention that the trout just can't resist? Submit your favorite pattern...". The members responded, and this book is a compilation of over five years of Fly of the Month patterns. Some are classics, some are flies adapted from other areas that have been successful here, and some are inventions of the contributors. All are proven patterns that will be worthy additions to your fly box. Books may be purchased at monthly members meetings. The book is 6" x 9", 86 pages, and spiral bound to lay flat on your tying desk. Books are now in stock! To order by mail, click on "Order Form".
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Be sure to select chapter 052, Cumberland Valley.
CVTU works with the PA Fish and Boat Commission on a fish habitat improvement plan for the Run
Our May 15 membership meeting will feature Dr. Jay Townsend, MD. Dr. Townsend established the Newville Medical Clinic, and he will be with us to discuss health issues fishermen, especially fishermen of a certain age, should be aware of. None of us are getting any younger, and few are as active as we would like. When we do go on a fishing trip, there is a tendency to overdo it, increasing vulnerability to things like heart attacks, strokes, heat problems, and other issues. Perhaps we will gain some insight on how to avoid problems, or at least what to do should a companion be stricken. Of course this stuff always happens to someone else. Join us for perhaps one of the more important programs we have had in recent years. As usual, 7 PM at the Club Lounge, Meadow Lodge, Allenberry!
CVTU - Winner of the 2011 TU National Gold Trout Award
Stream Ecology Field Trip Volunteers Needed . . .
** Ladies Fly Fishing Clinic **
Saturday, June 8th 2013 - Allenberry Resort, Boiling Springs, PA - 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Course includes basic fly fishing techniques, stream aquatic life, knots, equipment, casting, one-on-one fishing instructions with a TU member. Equipment provided if needed. PA fishing license not required (PA Fish and Boat Commission has granted special dispensation for this event). Cost is $45 and includes lunch and a basic fly fishing book.