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Greater Boston Chapter Trout Unlimited


November 2019 News & Updates


President's Letter


Dear Conservationists and Anglers,

A VERY BIG THANK YOU for supporting our Embrace a Stream Challenge!

Your generosity and the Orvis / TU Match has generated over $5,000! We will put your donations to good use to study the waters of the Neponset River Watershed! 

I especially want to call out the other councils, chapters and businesses that donated to our challenge:

  • New Hampshire Trout Unlimited Council
  • Basil Woods Jr. Chapter Trout Unlimited
  • Concord Outfitters
  • Red Brook Tenkara

Please join us Monday, November 18th at Belmont Studio for a 1) a screening of the Patagonia FIlm - Artifishal and Patagonia Boston Store raffle items, and 2) a very short annual business meeting to review the past year and elect officers and directors for the GBTU Board.

See you on the water or at one of our events.

Rui Coelho

Greater Boston TU President


Working collaboratively to protect, reconnect and restore our coldwater fisheries.


1// Upcoming Events


Patagonia Film Artifishal and short annual business meeting (the year in review & election vote)


DATE: Monday, November 18, 2019

TIME: 6:00 - 8:30 PM

LOCATION:  Belmont Studio Cinema 376 Trapelo Rd, Belmont

We are excited to announce GBTU will be screening Artifishal - join us to take action to protect our wild fish 

Watch the trailer here:

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.

Patagonia Boston has generously donated a few raffle items!

$10 advance purchase -

$15 at the door

Profits will support our Embrace a Stream study and other cold water conservation efforts.

Belmont Studio Cinema
376 Trapelo Rd, Belmont
Free Street Parking.
< 15 minute MBTA bus ride from Harvard Square


2// Event Recaps

Volunteers Trout Habitat Blitz

On Saturday, October 26, 2019 about 20 volunteers joined GBTU and the Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA) for a culvert assessment study. This was an important first step in our study of Traphole Brook, one of the Neponset tributaries, and home to our “urban” trout populations. 

After a brief training the teams found culverts and crossings that are in good condition and some that an Olympic gold medalist brook trout would never be able to navigate. As Chris Hirsch asked, “Can Trout Cross the Road?” 

We identified opportunities to shore up the stream banks with new plantings and will be reaching out to the adjacent landowners.  Of course, we found trash and carried that out too. 

The next morning, on the way to the NepRWA volunteer appreciation breakfast, GBTU President, Rui Coelho hiked up one of these beautiful streams and caught and released his first “urban trout.”  He said it is truly special to have this beautiful stream within the greater Boston area.

Stay tuned for a warmer weather calendar of volunteer events to support our Embrace a Stream studies!

Want to volunteer? We always have a few roles to fill for one-time events or ongoing support. We would love to have you join us!

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Stay tuned for future emails and check out the GBTU website.  Also follow GBTU on  FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.  



Looking forward to a successful 2019 with our New Waters Partner, Volunteers, Members and all of your New Voices.

Thank You!
Rui Coelho, GBTU President

Plan your 2019 Fishing, Education, and Conservation Efforts for the Year!


Nov 18: FILM & Business Mtg: Patagonia Film Artifishal 

This film is about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature. We'll also have a quick election for new & continuing board members.

Belmont Studio Cinema

376 Trapelo Rd, Belmont

6:00 - 8:30 PM


Jan 17, 18 & 19 Marlborough Fly Fishing Show - Link

GBTU will be hosting a booth at the show. Swing by and say hello plus check out all the great exhibitors - many who donate to our annual fundraiser.

Royal Plaza Trade Center 

181 Boston Post Road West

Marlborough, MA 01752

Jan 20: Yellowstone Cutthroat Restoration and Volunteer Program with Paul Bunker

Union Street Cafe & Restaurant 

5:30 - 7:00 PM, Social; 7:00 - 8:00 PM Speaker

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