Caddisfly Festival 2020
June 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am – June 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
We have reserved 20 campsites (max 4 people per site) for Friday and Saturday nights:
- tent sites 58-67
- electric/water sites 22-32 (for rv’s and tents)
Sites are $70 for the weekend, payable to Mass/RI Council of Trout Unlimited.
Reserve your sites by sending your checks to Council treasurer Horace Taft-Ferguson at:
- Horace Taft-Ferguson
- 7 Martin Road
- Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Make your reservations soon as last year’s event was quite popular and we expect sites to go fast!!
We will have a social gathering in the pavilion on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm. Refreshments will be offered courtesy of the Northeast Chapter. Trout movies will be shown on the big screen.
Fishing on Saturday on nearby Deerfield and North rivers with local guides from PVTU, DRWTU and Taconic TU to put you into fish! This is both the low-flow weekend on the Deerfield and Mass DFW free fishing weekend. Last year our anglers had a very high success rate on these creeks!! Additionally, there is the option of booking your own float trip with one of the many area professional guides, who can put you into trout on both the Deerfield and/or the Hoosic, which is a 30 minute drive from the campground.
We will have a brief Council business meeting on Saturday in the Pavilion starting at 6:00 followed by our annual bbq (food and drink courtesy of NETU!!) We are also anticipating a quest speaker from Mass F&G to update us on their trout management efforts. A small raffle/auction featuring hand-tied flies and other fishing equipment will be held, with proceeds going to the Council Coldwater Conservation Fund. Finally, we expect to announce the recipent’s of this year’s Coucnil Colwater Conservation Grants. An announcement and grant application form will be sent out to all chapters in the near future.