Newsletter of the Naugatuck-Pomperaug Chapter
Trout Unlimited

Publisher: Cathy Unger
Contributors: Bob Gregorski, Glenn LaFreniere

The December meeting is Thursday the 15th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room at the, Naugatuck Savings Bank, 87 Church St., Naugatuck, CT. Jeff Yates will be our speaker. His book will be available for purchase that evening for $35.00 and it is worth every penny!!! Pizza and refreshments will be served. For further information call Dom Falcone at 860-274-4103 or or visit

OUTDOORS 12-3-11 Bob Gregorski

Beverly’s Web site-- The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) offers Information on Beverly’s Property in Morris and seeks further input on Draft Management Plan. It has launched a new section on its web site that provides information on its Draft Management Plan for the Beverly’s property in Morris and enables the public to offer comment on it. These pages of the DEEP website can be reached at and the email address for comment on the draft management plan is Copies of the draft management plan are also available at Morris Town Hall.

“We are eager to receive additional comment on how we could operate Beverly's in keeping with our goals: to be a good neighbor in the community, to be a partner in protecting the lake as an important natural resource and to provide additional public access to Connecticut’s largest natural lake for boaters and fishermen,” said Deputy Commissioner Susan Frechette.

This is an opportunity for those who would like to use Bantam Lake more as a multi-use outdoor theater (great pike fishery!) to give suggestions and opinions about the proposed DEEP Draft Management Plan. Those who love to float on its open waters, walk and sail on its frozen surface and fish year round have a chance to be heard. Visit the web site or write.

Written comments on it can also be sent to: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection-Boating Division Marine Headquarters, Attn: Mike Payton, 333 Ferry Road, P.O. Box 280, Old Lyme, CT 06371-0280.

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Once again it’s the fly tying season. The Naugatuck-Pomperaug Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be holding fly tying classes Wednesday evenings at the Southbury Stop & Shop from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on the following dates: December 14, 21 and 28. Classes are free and open to the public. If you have your own gear bring it. If you don't have fly tying supplies, vise, hooks, hair and feathers, you can use ours. Now is the time to fill your fly box for next season. Stop & Shop is off exit 15 West/East on RT. 84 in Southbury.

For more information call Dom Falcone - 860-274-4103 or visit




The 2011 annual fundraisers for the Chapter were the Banquet, Bucket Raffle, Auction and Silent Auction.  Note: There was no Main Raffle in  2010 and 2011. Chapter president Glenn LaFreniere thanked all who financially supported the Chapter. Dominic Falcone and Martin Petersen co-chaired these fundraisers and banquet.

Bob Perrella, Dom and Marty obtained donations for the raffles and door prizes. Their diligent efforts and our generous contributors resulted in a substantial increase in the Chapter’s treasury. Dominic Falcone, Martin Petersen, Steve Farnham and Glenn LaFreniere worked on the raffles at the Banquet.

The Chapter looks forward to the banquet and fundraisers in 2012 for its 36th anniversary.



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