The Club's one-mile stretch of the South Branch of the Raritan River boasts some of the best trout-fishing in the state. The Club has partnered with the Raritan Inn and Shannon’s Fly and Tackle to provide an unparalleled, rustic, and pure fly-fishing experience within an hour of Manhattan or Philadelphia.Club facilities and services are provided through a partnership between the historic Raritan Inn and the iconic Shannon's Fly and Tackle.
Hacklebarney TU members are invited to fish Shannon’s Private Waters at the Raritan Inn. Start at 8am and you can stay until 5pm if you like. $30 per member, includes lunch. Please let Jim Scott know in advance. There is limited space , so it’s first come first serve. If you are interested in attending send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org"
We’ve scheduled a weekend fishing trip on Friday, September 13 (check in) through Sunday, September 15 (check out) at Catskill Fly Fishing Center located at 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 adjacent to the Willowemoc Creek. There are two bunk houses which we will use for sleeping quarters. The bunk houses are rustic, but have a kitchen and bath rooms are nearby. You will need to bring either a sleeping bag or some sheets/blankets to put on the beds. The cost per person will be nominal for the bunk houses. We will use the gas grill on the site for a group luncheon on Saturday at a cost of $10 per person. There are numerous places to fish in the area and there should be plenty of eager trout that time of year with a number of hatches occurring, including BWOs, orange Cahills, Tricos, Hebes, Slate Drakes and caddis. Terrestrials should also be productive. If you are interested in attending this trip, please send an email to email@example.com"
Our next HBTU outing of the season will be to the Monocacy Creek near Bethlehem, PA on Saturday, September 7, 2019. We will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking area at the end of Monocacy Creek Road, which is in Illick’s Mill Park. Head west on Route 22 in Bethlehem, then take Center Street south to Illick’s Mill Road. Make a right and then another right on Monocacy Creek Road and take it to the end. You can use 100 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem PA in your GPS (40.641455, -75.378949).
The water temperatures in this limestone spring creek are good for trout much of the year. The water flow currently is very good. Our parking spot will be next to an old mill dam and access should be relatively easy. Above the dam is the lower end of the Trophy Trout section which is not stocked and has a healthy population of stream bread browns. Below the dam is stocked heavily, so you’ll have your pick of areas to fish. BWOs, sulphurs, caddis, sowbugs, scuds and terrestrials are recommended.
We’ll fish till about noon and some of us will then have a beer and sandwich at Fegley’s Brew Works, a great pub which is only a few minutes from the parking spot.
Meet at Point Mountain on the Musky…open to all comers. Meet at 8am, Point Mountain Road near the bridge. Carpool if you can to allow for parking space. 2019 Fly Fishing School students are welcome to join.
Meet at the lodge-limited number of beds available-talk to Jim Scott for details.
Join us for HBTU’s trip to the Flat Brook. We will meet at 9 a.m. sharp in the parking lot of the former Mezza Luna restaurant which is at the corner of Route 206 and County Road 560 (also known as 103 US-206, Branchville, NJ 07826). There should be plenty of eager freshly stocked, holdover and stream-bred trout. Little black stone flies, small BWOs, Quill Gordons, Blue Quills, Hendricksons, Grannon Caddis, worm patterns, wooly buggers, other small streamers, midge nymphs, October caddis, and, of course, mop flies should do the trick. Some of us will likely grab a beer and a bite at the Layton Hotel & Tavern afterwards.
Parking will be at the old bike shop at West Mill Road. The address is 8 W Mill Road in Long Valley. The cleanup runs from 9AM-12PM. There are 2 separate locations along W. Mill Road, the other being about a mile down at a gravel parking area. Trash drop off is also in the parking lot at the old bike shop.
Contact Sam Sandus for details sandussam at aol dot com
We will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking area in front of the former Heritage Fly Shop (it is permanently closed) located at 2643 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, PA 18103 (40.564991, -75.506734).
The water temperatures in this limestone river are good for trout much of the year and reportedly there is a good density and mix of wild and stocked trout. The river gets fishing pressure and the trout are educated. Long leaders and light tippet are recommended. It will likely be too early for the famous Trico hatch, but BWOs, egg patterns, cress bugs, scuds, shrimp, tiny midges and even standard patterns such as Walt’s Worm are a good place to start.
The meeting spot will be in a “Heritage” stretch, which is a catch and release, fly fishing only section. Barbless hooks are required.
Rahway River Trout Unlimited will be hosting the 7th Annual Fly-Tying Madness event at The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center. Sponsored by the New Jersey State Council of TU, the event will welcome all ten chapters of Trout Unlimited in the state of New Jersey and any other interested parties to tie and donate flies to worthy organizations. Tiers will be contributing to:
Casting for Recovery, which helps women whose lives, have been profoundly affected by breast cancer.
Project Healing Waters, which is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military personnel and disabled veterans through fly-fishing.
And, finally, the Trout Unlimited Veteran Service program which also assists veterans in rehabilitation of physical and emotional injuries through the unique therapeutic value of fly-fishing and conservation work.
One of the favorite meetings of the year. Bring in your favoriye homecooked meal or pick up a bucket of fried chicken from KFC. Its Pot Luck baby!
Great used items are available for bidding. Books, gear, art, waders, fly tying, etc. Bring your checkbook!
Columbus day weekend will we be having a BBQ at the Raritan Inn. Here will will have some great food as well as an opportunity to fish the South Branch of the Raritan River that flows through the Inn's property. This is an event only open to Hacklebarney members and the exact time is still being determined.