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  Site last updated: 01/16/2022

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

Land Purchase Finalized!

Shortly before noon on December 30, 2021, the acquisition of 58 acres by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission from Knouse Foods (via the Land Conservancy of Adams County) was finalized! This effort, which began two years ago, ensures that anglers and outdoor enthusiasts have continued access to the land. The property contains one-half of the fly fishing-only section of the Conewago Creek. The next step in the preservation of these 58 acres is the adoption of a 25-year agreement between the Fish and Boat Commission and ACTU authorizing the Chapter to manage the property.

​(L: Knouse Food and Land Conservancy representatives sign the settlement documents transferring ownership of the 58 acres.)
(M: Ownership of the land is officially signed over to the Fish and Boat Commission.)
(R: Representatives from Knouse Foods, the Land Conservancy, the Adams County Conservation District, and ACTU following the successful acquisition.)

       Future plans include the construction of an access road, appropriate fencing
       and gates, a parking lot, and signage crediting all the major contributors to
       the project. Preliminary site development work is already underway. After this
       work is completed, a formal dedication ceremony of the property will be held.

       Special thanks go out to all individuals and organizations who helped bring
       this project to fruition!

Winter 2021 Newsletter Available

Our Winter 2021 newsletter is now available under the "Newsletters" tab!

January 2022 Meeting Scheduled!

Our next Chapter meeting will take place at 7 PM on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in the large room at the Lake Heritage Community Center. This meeting will include the nominations of new officers and board members. Social distancing measures will be in effect and masks are required for everyone in attendance.

Youth Fly Fishing Camp Planned for 2022

The 27th Rivers Conservation Fly Fishing Youth Camp will take place at Messiah University in Grantham, PA, from June 19-24, 2022. The camp, which is being hosted by the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is open to boys and girls from 14-17 years-of-age. More details and an application is available at ACTU will pay the entrance fee for any local youth who is selected to attend.