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July 2008

General Meeting - September 9, 2008

Our speaker for September is Brian Cowden with a program titled
“Musconetcong Home Rivers Initiative - A 6 Month Overview”

There are no general meetings during the months of July and August

Our speaker for November is Rich Murphy, who will give a presentation on
"Fly Fishing for Striped Bass".

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News & Events

Fly Casting for Beginners

Saturday, July 19 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 16th from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration opens July 7.  Please call the Pequest Hatchery at (908) 637-4125 For ages 12 years old and up.

Wildlife Conservation Corps members of the Central Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited will conduct this seminar for inexperienced fly fishers. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your casting skill. Equipment will be provided or you can bring your own. You should also bring sunglasses and dress for the weather.


There are a number of trips planned for this season. To see what is available, click here.

Pequest Programs For 2008 - By Ozzie Ozefovich

Due to staffing hours reductions at the Pequest Hatchery there may not be any programs run on Saturdays or Sundays after July 1st. So, please check online or contact Ozzie at to find out the latest update.

Fly Casting Clinic For Beginers -- Free !!

Saturday, July 19th 12 noon - 4pm
Saturday, August 16th 12 noon - 4pm

CJTU Kids Fishing Education Day -- Free !!

Saturday, September 20th 10am - 3pm

Kids Fishing Education Day is a special program for family members of Central Jersey Trout Unlimited. We always get a great turnout, rain or shine! All children age 8 or over that are family of CJTU members can also invite a friend to come along. Please let Ozzie know if you will be attending and how many family members/guests you will be bringing. All chapter members are invited to assist the youngsters. A pizza lunchwill be provided.

We will have spin casting outfits for the kids, with barbless hooks, and we also supply the worms. Lures are not allowed. You can bring a fly rod or bring your own fishing outfits, as long as there is someone accompanying your youngster. Safety glasses are supplied for those that aren’t wearing plain glasses or sunglasses.

For information on all programs during the year, and there are many that not just in the fishing category (and they are all free): Snakes of New Jersey, Owl Prowl, Owl Pellets and what they eat, Butterflies and Moths, Life cycle of the Monarch butterfly, Indoor fossil hunt, Trees of NJ, Birds of NJ, Black bears, and more, visit .