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  Site last updated: 06/16/2022

2020 PA Small Chapter of the Year' Award Recipient!

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ACTU is the Southcentral PA regional chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU). As a local, grassroots organization, we work to promote TU’s mission of conserving, protecting, and restoring North America's Coldwater fisheries and their watersheds right here in Adams County.

We work to support TU’s vision of ensuring robust populations of native and wild cold water fish will once again thrive within their Southern District, so our children and grandchildren can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters. Local improvement projects have included: Conewago Creek, Conococheague Creek, Marsh Creek, Mountain Creek, Latimore Creek and Opossum Creek.

Please note that ACTU is not strictly a fly fishing organization. We support and promote all types of trout fishing!


Chapter News

Youth Fishing Derby Held!

Over 50 young anglers braved a drizzly morning to participate in ACTU's 17th Annual Youth Fishing Derby at the special regulations fishing area at the Latimore Fairgrounds on June 11. Winners were recognized for the longest trout in each of five age groups, including: Carver Henning (6 years old-and-under), Cole Whitcomb (ages 7-8), Tristan Strausbaugh (ages 9-10), Lillian Heidler (ages 11-12), and Tony Metzger (ages 13-15). Prizes were awarded to all the youngsters who participated! A special thanks goes out to the Yellow Breeches Anglers and Conservation Association for stocking 300 trout for the derby.

ACTU Members Active in Local Youth Events

ACTU members were involved in two recent local youth activities. First, several members participated in New Oxford Middle School's 8th grade Environmental Field Day at the school. The volunteers met with approximately 100 students and discussed ACTU's mission, gave a fly tying demonstration, and viewed the trout the class raised that were later released into county streams.

ACTU also sponsored a fly tying station at the Southcentral PA Outdoors for 
            Youth (SOY) Day at the Adams County Fish and Game Association.
            SOY, which began in 1991, encourages youth interest in the outdoors in
            a safe and controlled environment with volunteers on hand to instruct
            and promote that interest. Fly tying was one of many stations the
            youngsters visited during their fun-filled day.

           Thanks to all the ACTU members who volunteered their time for these
           two worthy events!

June Chapter Meeting Scheduled

            ACTU's June Chapter meeting will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 21,
           at the Adams County Conservation District Office, 670 Old Harrisburg
           Road, Gettysburg. The agenda has been emailed to those members
           whose email addresses are on file with us. Hope to see you there!