Ammonoosuc Chapter Trout Unlimited Newsletter - April 2021
It is late March, one year into the Covid-19 pandemic and in person meetings are still not possible currently. The Ammo TU chapter has two ongoing projects. The first is Child’s Brook which will require some volunteers to help with planting of trees. The Success pond project is starting a second phase of work which is being scheduled. Both projects currently have work scheduled for later this Summer. A future project is the Profile lake breeder pond fish ladder. Art Greene and Roland Payne are starting work on a TU Embrace-A-Stream grant application for the breeder pond project. This project is currently in the design phase with work on the proposed fish ladder planned for summer of 2022. The Kamik 5K is scheduled for August 14, please save the date. For more on the Kamik 5K follow the link below to the Kamik 5K homepage.
Improve Your Skills
Orvis - Casting a sink tip fly line:
Double and triple surgeon knot tying skills:
F3T and IF4 Film Festivals
Currently both the F3T and IF4 Fly Fishing Films are available for viewing online. Tickets are available at the links below for anyone interested in viewing the films.
F3T Films: Buy Tickets
IF4 Films: Buy Tickets
Heading into April the warm weather has greatly reduced the Winter snowpack which could make for great early season fishing in the coming weeks. As April begins warm weather is forecast and hopefully the high, fast moving water will turn to slower clear water making for good nymph and streamer fishing in the weeks to come. Fly fishing is a good way to practice both social and physical distancing while enjoying some of the beautiful waterways of Northern New Hampshire. As April’s spring conditions warm the water temperatures some suggested rivers and streams to visit include the Ammonoosuc river, Gale river, Mad river, Nash stream, Stearns brook, and the upper Connecticut river. As always, before any trip to the river it is best to visit a fishing report website for the current conditions such as the Orvis - Fly fishing reports and conditions. The reports for Upper Connecticut river and White Mountain national forest in Northern New Hampshire can be found here:
The reports should include flow rates, water temperatures, recommended equipment, and Fly patterns which are likely to be productive. Spring water temperatures can be cold, and river flow rates can fluctuate quickly with rain.
Be safe and have an enjoyable 2021 fishing season.
Roland Payne, Vice Pres.
Ammonoosuc Chapter - TU
Ammonoosuc Chapter Trout Unlimited