Conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold water fisheries and their
Hawley, PA 18428
THE EVENING HATCH
November 2012 Pike-Wayne Chapter-Trout
Unlimited Published Quarterly
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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!
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.