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   THE EVENING HATCH  

   November 2012                                             Pike-Wayne Chapter-Trout Unlimited           Published Quarterly

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 

Hi Pike-Wayne Trout Unlimited members.

1. On October 9, 2012, Pat Camuso, one of our long-time members, passed away.  Pat's great gifts of life were that he loved the outdoors, was an avid Conservationist and  Journalist who passionately championed Conservation issues.

2. Thanks to all who came to support the chapter at the August meeting on the Lackawaxen River. The chapter met at Lukan’s pond for the September meeting BBQ and fishing at the pond. We had a record crowd of 40 people.

3. At the October meeting, Mitchell Blake, PATU Field coordinator of Marcellus Shale water testing spoke of current issues related to stream monitoring.

4. A brief report of the PA Trout Council State Meeting was given.

5. The chapter sent Representatives Manny Vidal and Al Bowers to the Lackawaxen township meetings regarding the proposed canoe livery operation of Kittatinny canoes on the old Threshman property- decision to be made by Lackawaxen Council.

6. If you would like to tie flies for the 2013 chapter banquet please see Matt at next meeting. We are going to try for the first Saturday in April 2013 date and time to be added later.

Tight lines,

 

Matt  Wishneski-, President

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIKE-WAYNE CALENDAR 2012-13

(General meetings held at Cora’s 1850 Bistro, Church St., Hawley, PA., 2nd Monday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. Board Meetings for Directors held the last Monday of the month. Check PWTU.org)

Oct.1- Gen Meeting-Cora’s Bistro

Nov.12- Gen Meeting-Cora’s Bistro

Dec.10-Xmas Party at Cora’s-no Gen Mtg.

Jan.14-Cabin Fever

Feb.11-Cabin Fever

Mar.11- Gen Meeting-Cora’s Bistro

April 8- Gen Meeting-Cora’s Bistro

 

 

Matt Wishneski-Prez and Mitch Blake

 

MARCELLUS AND STREAM WATERS

 

Mitchell Blake. PATU Marcellus Shale Field Organizer, spoke to the PWTU on Oct. 1, 2012 about monitoring our stream waters for any impact from Marcellus Shale drilling.

Mitchell spoke about the technicalities of how we can monitor stream water to determine if they are being affected by the drilling.

He spoke of establishing a baseline of waters by first testing, analyzing the test and then identifying streams in the well drilling regions and making subsequent tests to see if chemical changes had appeared.

Watersheds to be tested would have a Conservation Success Index applied to them, which would include parameters such as trout populations, trout habitat and potential of future threats.

Trout Unlimited members would have a hands on role in testing waters identified and reporting the results.

 

MONUMENT POOL PRESS RELEASE

BY MANNY VIDAL

Several tons of illegally dumped garbage no longer defaces the banks of the Delaware River. The Monument Pool, so named because of its location near the stone boundary line monument at the border of New York and Pennsylvania, was the August 11th scene of a cooperative effort by concerned groups to clean up this eyesore. Removing the amount of garbage lying on the steep west branch riverbank looked like an all day job, but thanks to the donation of equipment including a 30 yard dumpster, vehicles with winches and flat bottomed duck boats used to haul the garbage up the hillside and the over 30 volunteers, the task took less than two hours! Garbage at the river's edge, out of reach of the winch cables, was loaded onto drift boats and floated downriver to a location where it could be transferred to a pick-up truck and then hauled to the dumpster, which in the end was almost filled.

Landowner and local historian Karl Egner of Sherman, PA was on scene to express his gratitude and talked about taking steps that would be taken to prevent future illegal dumping and to prosecute any offenders.

The volunteers involved in this effort included Leroy Card and Dustin Mason of West Branch Angler, who donated the equipment, Sherri Resti, Lee Hartman, Pete Bousum and Joe Marinzel of Friends of the Upper Delaware River, Demetre Bove and Sam Decker of Wild Trout Flyrodders, Ben and Cindy Rinker of East Branch Outfitters, Mike Romanowski , Heidi and Dave Cebrick, John Morris, Cindy and Richie Grenclavich, Sid Brady, Jay Downs and Joe Gruszkiewicz of the Stanley Cooper Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU), Peter and Grace Kocubinski, Guy McPhail, Chris Tufts and Jackson Rezen of the New York City Chapter, Andy Boyar of the Upper Delaware Chapter, Tom LoProto of the Long Island Chapter and Matt Wishneski, Wayne Popich, Tim McGoey, Frank Dudinski, Charles Mieszler, Jr. and Manny Vidal of the Pike/Wayne Chapters of Trout Unlimited.

Thanks to all who helped on a job well done!

 

 

Monument Pool Volunteers

 

 

Uphill Garbage Haul

 

 

BBQS

 

 

September BBQ at Lukan’s

 

 

July BBQ on the Lackawaxen

 

ATTENTION PWTU MEMBERS AND FRIENDS!

 

OUR PATCH IS NOW ON SALE…WHILE THEY LAST!!!!!!

 

PATCHES ARE $7.00 EACH PLUS $1.00 SHIPPING AND HANDLING

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE ONE OR MORE PATCHES PLEASE ENCLOSE A CHECK MADE

OUT TO "PIKE-WAYNE TROUT UNLIMITED” WITH YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS.

 

SEND YOUR REQUEST TO:

JIM FURNO

3444 SUNRISE LAKE

MILFORD, PA 18337

 

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SUMMER PWTU BBQs MEETS

 

Many of you know that PWTU holds General Meetings from May to September on the Lackawaxen River at Mile Marker 110, where we combine meetings and BBQs. We always have a great deal of fun and we wish even more of the membership would come and join us, although more and more new members are showing up.

Often members will bring such exotic foods as their own venison or bear meat or wild game cooked up in their own recipes. But our “usual” fare can be hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages.

 

In September we have been meeting at Lukan’s pond, fishing the pond as well as BBQing. Come to our Meetings/BBQs in spring and summer!

 

 

 

RIVER MEETINGS

May to September meetings are on the Lackawaxen River-7 p.m. to 9 p.m.-at the 110 mile marker (upriver from Charley Bright's Shop)-just look for a lot of cars and a happy group of guys. We have Bar-B-Q; hamburgers; hot dogs, brats, salads and beverages. Bring a chair and relax.