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  Site last updated: 3/22/2023

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!


Chapter News

"Battlefield Trout" A Huge Success!

Over 50 attendees were treated to Dave Swope's presentation entitled "Battlefield Trout" at ACTU's March gathering. Dave provided a rundown of all eight approved trout streams in Adams County, discussed the Trout In the Classroom program, and provided details of the county's trout stocking, while interjecting his personal experiences from over 40 years of trout-related involvement. Many thanks to Dave for sharing his knowledge with the crowd!

Officer/Board Member Elections Completed

Two officer and two board member positions were filled at ACTU's March business meeting. The complete list of officers and board members are:

               President: Frank Kozak               Vice-President: Gary Perry
               Secretary: Jerry Gladfelter          Treasurer: Dave Swope

     Board: Dave Keller, Rick Franzese, Bob Miller, Buzz Dettinburn, Lesa Bird

April Gathering Scheduled

       ACTU's next gathering will begin at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 19, at the
       Adams County Conservation District Office, 670 Old Harrisburg Road,
       Gettysburg. Waterways Conservation Officer Rachel Thurner-Diaz will speak
       on the latest fishing and boating issues. Our April business meeting will
       follow at approximately 7:30 pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

Access Site Tree Planting

ACTU Chapter members and volunteers recently planted 100 trees at the Zeigler Road access site. Tree species included black walnut, elderberry, sugar maple, silky dogwood, and others. A second round of planting, involving 200 additional trees and shrubs, is scheduled for April 22 and 23. Volunteers willing to help should meet at the access site parking lot at 12:30 pm both days.

​First 2023 Stocking Complete!

The first 2023 trout stocking of the fly-fishing only, catch-and-release section, of the Conewago Creek took place on Saturday, February 25. Thanks to the volunteers from both ACTU and the Northern Virginia TU Chapter for float stocking this section of water.

Additional stockings are currently scheduled for:
     March 31 - trophy trout from Mummasburg Sportsmen's Association
     (stocking volunteers should meet at 1:00 pm at the Russell Tavern Bridge)

     April 18 - trout from the Fish and Boat Commission
     (stocking volunteers should meet at 11:30 am at the Russell Tavern Bridge)

Spring 2023 Newsletter Now Available

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

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!