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  Site last updated: 1/23/2023



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!

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Chapter News

​Leader Building/Knot Tying Workshop A Success!

ACTU members and non-members turned out for our initial 2023 gathering which included a leader building and knot tying workshop, followed by the January business meeting. Many thanks to long-time ACTU member Dean Simpson for leading the workshop and sharing his expertise. The audience was heavily engaged, asking Dean many questions and sharing their knowledge as well. Another successful get-together!








Winter Newsletter Now Available

ACTU's Winter Newsletter is available for your viewing under the "Newsletters" tab. Take a few minutes to read about recent Chapter activities, plus those planned for 2023!


February/March ACTU Schedule Announced

     ACTU's next meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 15, and
     will focus on the creation/adoption of the Chapter's 2023 budget. In addition,
     ACTU will begin accepting nominations for vacant positions, as well as those
     positions where the current member's term is expiring. Members will receive
     more details on the nomination process via email prior to the meeting. There
     will not be a pre-meeting program in February.

     March's gathering will begin at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 15, with a
     90-minute presentation by Dave Swope entitled "Battlefield Trout". Dave will
     share his decades of experience from the Adams County trout streams. His
     presentation will include details of the Fish and Boat Commission's stocking
     efforts in the county, the Trout-In-the-Classroom Program, his angling
     success, and much more. It promises to be a great evening! The March
     business meeting will follow at approximately 8 pm.

Both February and March events will be held at the Adams County
Conservation District Office, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg.


Fishing Show Coming Soon!

Heidlersburg Fire Company's 7th Annual Fishing Show is scheduled for February 25-26 at the Fire Department, 2720 Heidlersburg Road, Gettysburg.
Hours are 8 am-3 pm on Saturday and 9 am-2 pm on Sunday. There is a $5 admission fee, with children 12-and-under getting in free. There will be new and used fishing merchandise for sale, including fresh and saltwater tackle. ACTU will have a table at the show to share our mission with attendees.


2023 Trout Stockings Announced!

The PA Fish and Boat Commission has announced their 2023 trout stocking schedule. The catch-and-release, fly-fishing only section of the Conewago Creek will be stocked on February 25, April 18, and October 4. Members willing to help with the February 25 float stocking should meet at the Russell Tavern Bridge at noon.


2023 Youth Fishing Derby Scheduled!

ACTU's annual Youth Fishing Derby at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds will be held from 8-11:00 AM on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Further details will be made available as the date approaches. Here's hoping for a sunny day this year!