The Doc Fritchey Chapter Home

Trout Unlimited is a grassroots, volunteer organization whose mission is “to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.”

The Doc Fritchey Chapter is proud to be fulfilling Trout Unlimited’s mission in Dauphin and Lebanon counties. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to check out these web pages to learn more about our organization and the work we’re doing to conserve, protect and restore the coldwater resources of south central

Our chapter was the recipient of the Conservation Organization of the Year Award from the PA Association of Conservation Districts in 2003, and the PATU State Council’s Best Chapter Award in 2000, and again in 2009.

If you’re not already a member, please consider joining TU. And if you are a member, we’d love to see you at a chapter meeting, workday or special event. There are a number of ways to get involved …
and they’re all fun, and fulfilling!




News and Announcements

April 3: Thanks to all who attended this year’s Annual Banquet!

125 chapter members and guests attended this year’s Conservation Fundraising Banquet on March 24 to help celebrate the 48th anniversary of the founding of our chapter….Read more

February 2: DFTU is looking for candidates to attend 2018 Rivers Camp

The 2018 Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp is seeking candidates, ages 14 to 17, to attend this year’s camp to be held at Messiah College from June 17-22. Each year ,,,,Read more

January 16: Nominations needed for 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award

Each year at our banquet, some worthy DFTU member is chosen to receive the Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Volunteer Award in honor of his or her contributions to….Read more

December 6: New video features TIC program at Palmyra elementary school

Chapter member Tyler Frantz, a science teacher at the Pine Street Elementary School in Palmyra who also writes fishing, hunting and conservation articles under the….Read more

October 31: DFTU offers a free online course on entomology for fly fishers

Practical Entomology for Fly Fishing is an online course that will teach you how to match any bug you see in a trout stream with a fly in your box so you can catch more fish….Read more

September 23: DFTU receives Best Chapter Newsletter Award from PA Council 

At the PA Council Annual Membership meeting on September 23, our chapter was honored to receive the Best Chapter Newsletter Award for 2017. Our newsletter,,,,,Read more

August 19: Chapter elections to be held at our Sept. 26 Annual Meeting

Our September 26 chapter meeting will include the election of officers and board members to serve a one-year term beginning October 1, 2017. The following individuals…..Read more

July 19: New DHALO signage posted in Annville’s Quittie Nature Park

In cooperation with Annville Township, the Friends of Old Annville, the Quittie Creek Nature Park Committee, the Quittapahilla Watershed Association, and the PA Fish…..Read more

June 10: Ninth Annual Home Waters event is another huge success

This year’s Home Waters event hosted 15 veterans from the Harrisburg Veterans Center and their family members for a day of fishing and just plain camaraderie at…..Read more 

May 19: PA Outdoors Writers are introduced to the Quittie and Snitz Creek

On a very warm Friday morning, chapter members greeted four outdoors writers at the Quittie Nature Park who were attending the PA Outdoors Writers Association’s…..Read more

May 16: Annville-Cleona senior receives 2017 Dr. Francis Viozzi scholarship

The 2017 Dr Francis Viozzi Scholarship for Environmental Studies was awarded to Abigail Deaver who is a graduating senior from the Annville-Cleona High School…..Read more

April 28: Quittie DHALO section receives 2nd. stocking of the year

On a glorious spring morning, seven chapter members met the PFBC hatchery truck in Annville’s Quittie Park to help float stock the special regulations section of…..Read more 

April 19: Two TIC schools release their fish at the Ned Smith Center

On a chilly, gray April day, 33 5th graders from Kelli Recher’s Math Science Academy class and 24 from Maureen Mahnken’s 8th grade class at Harrisburg Catholic Elementary…..Read more

April 1: DFTU 2017 Annual Fundraising Banquet was another big success

About 90 chapter members and their guests celebrated the 47th. year since the chapter’s founding by attending this year’s annual banquet at the Holiday Inn in Grantville…..Read more

January 16: Nominations needed for Gerald L. Miller Volunteer Award

This award is presented annually to a chapter member whose volunteer work has consistently contributed to the attainment of the chapter’s mission to conserve, protect…..Read more

January 14: Teenage candidates needed for 2017 TU Youth Camp

Following our practice of previous years, our chapter is once again seeking as many as 3 teenage (ages 14-17) students to attend this year’s TU Rivers Conservation…..Read more






We'd love to have you as a member, whether or not you fish. Healthy streams benefit everyone, not just anglers.



Check the Calendar for upcoming chapter meetings and other events.