OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe purpose of the Al Hazzard Chapter of Trout Unlimited shall be to conserve, protect, and restore cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.The Chapter shall operate as a volunteer, non-profit, non-political, and non-sectarian organization. The Chapter shall function for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes.  By-Laws ____________________________________________________________________________

Happy Holidays from Your Friends at TU!


Next General Meeting:

January 17

Emily Zollweg-Horan
Aquatic Biologist with NYS DEC



Special Announcements:


Jennifer Kakusian had a great three days with the students at Vestal High School!

Nick Barney
Guide Trip
Donated by Jennifer Kakusian
Richie Tompkins
Trout Waters Youth Program
Donated by Al Hazzard TU Chapter
Josh Mitchell
Rod and Reel
Donated by Al Hazzard TU Chapter


2016 Banquet will be held in November this year. Details to follow!

Note from Your Chapter President

April 2016

Dear TU Members and Friends:

It was Phil Chase! Phil was the 3rd integral member, along with Phil Neish and Milt Sabol who helped define goals and objectives to start developing a conceptual reservoir management proposal. I began looking through archival data at my home. It is VERY interesting and as I go through it, I am very thankful that these gentlemen – along with the other multitude of TU volunteer did in fact “pay it forward” so that we may enjoy the Delaware River Basin.

What a fantastic turnout for the Ed & Judy van Put seminar! Over 45 people attended their “Distinguishing Hatchery Trout from Native Trout” presentation. I was glad to see the membership turn out for such a wonderful , educational evening. I certainly will be looking at trout more carefully.

Please continue to attend our meetings:

May 17th @ Vestal Public Library – Jim “Row Jimmy” Kirtland

June 21st @ Vestal Public Library – Brandon Smith – Fly Tier

Also, please remember that we are moving our “banquet” to November and receiving very favorable responses from businesses and vendors. Be patient! This will be awesome! Please remember that monies made at the banquet fund scholarships, local organizations and other outdoor clubs/activities.

Please refer to the website or email me or Frank Andros for information regarding our stream restoration projects. #031 Al Hazzard Trout Unlimited is very committed to restoring and maintaining our fisheries. You hear me say it continually – “PAY IT FORWARD”

I have had the pleasure of introducing fly fishing to students at Vestal High School. I was welcomed into the Physical Education classes for three days. Using #031 Al Hazzard equipment instructions were given on casting, knot tying and entomology. Upon completion students were given free membership to #031 Al Hazzard, a rod/reel combination was given to a student (via raffle), a half-day guide trip from Castle Creek Fly Fishing was donated (via raffle), and any students wishing to attend the Kids Camp July 17-23 were given partial scholarship if they met the requirements. It was a great experience. Over 40 students attended the class. Thank you to Jim Crunden and Ryan Hayes for the invite to their classes.

Thank you all for your continued interest in Trout Unlimited. I hope you all have a wonderful Opening Day and can continue to fish as often as you wish.

Please support us by volunteering in whatever capacity you feel comfortable and are able.

Pay it Forward!


Upcoming meetings:

May 17th

June 21st