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

October 31: Streambank improvement project completed on Manada Creek

A dozen chapter members, aided by 3 members of the PA Fish & Boat Commission’s Habitat Section and property owner Jim Smith and his two sons, built…..Read more

October 7: DFTU volunteers stock the DHALO section of the Quittie

On a beautiful fall morning, 10 volunteers from the chapter met the PFBC stocking truck in the Quittie Nature Park in Annville to float stock the Delayed Harvest…..Read more

September 11: DFTU supports the purchase of property along the LeTort

In support of the Central PA Conservancy’s ongoing effort to preserve public access to the headwaters of LeTort Spring Run in Carlisle, DFTU has pledged $2,500…..Read more

August 24: DFTU announces slate of candidates for September 22 elections

Click here to see the list of candidates who have been nominated for chapter offices for FY2016. Elections will take place at the Annual Membership Meeting to be held…..Read more

June 18: Stream improvement project completed on Clarks Creek

Starting just below the children’s and disabled access area on lower Clarks Creek, volunteers from the Dauphin County Anglers & Conservationists (DCAC) and…..Read more 

June 17: Spring Creek survey yields a sustaining wild brown trout population

PFBC’s electroshocking survey of approx. 500 meters on Dauphin County’s Spring Creek turned up nearly 100 wild brown trout comprising four year-classes ranging from…..Read more

June 13: Home Waters once again was a big hit with our disabled veterans

Our 7th. annual Home Waters event attracted 21 disabled vets from the Harrisburg Veterans’ Center for a day of camaraderie and fishing at the O’Gormans’ property…..Read more

May 9: Big Moore’s Run trip a delight for all who participated

For the third year in a row, a dozen chapter members and guests traveled to Potter County to fish for the trophy-size Kamloops rainbow trout available in Big Moore’s Run…..Read more

May 5: TIC fingerling release at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art

Approx. 50 students from the Dauphin County Technical School visited the Ned Smith Center outside of Millersburg to release brook trout fingerlings raised from eggs…..Read more

May 3: DFTU participated in Fort Hunter’s Garden Faire

A beautiful spring day drew record crowds to the annual Garden Faire held on the spacious grounds of Fort Hunter along the banks of the Susquehanna River…..Read more

April 11: Our 2015 Annual Banquet ranked as another huge success!

About 115 members and guests turned out to celebrate the chapter’s 45th year and enjoy the camaraderie of the evening and partake of the many auctions and raffles…..Read more

March 20: Don’t delay – make your banquet reservations by April 8

The April 11 date for our 2015 Annual Conservation Banquet is fast approaching, so don’t miss out…send in your reservation form today! We have a ton of good stuff for…..Read more

March 14: Comments on PFBC’s proposed DHALO changes needed by May 13

The PA Fish & Boat Commission has proposed a number of changes to Delayed Harvest Artificial Lure regulations that would greatly alter the quality of angling in…..Read more

March 5: Chapter volunteers brave the weather to stock the Quittie

On a blustery late spring day with snow falling and cold water temperatures, chapter members Rick Wasserman, Dennis Coffman and Fran Barilar turned out to stock…..Read more

February 18: Volunteer Award nominations are needed by March 15

Nominations for this year’s Gerald L. Miller Outstanding Volunteer Award are now being accepted through March 15. Established in honor of the late Gerry Miller, whose…..Read more

January 26: DFTU is looking for students to sponsor for TU Youth Camp

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding the 21st annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp June 21-26, 2015, at the Allenberry…..Read more

January 15: Plans are moving forward for DFTU’s 2015 Annual Banquet

Your chapter has begun the process of gathering donations for raffle and auction prizes, plus ads for our banquet program for what we hope to be our most successful…..Read more

January 15: Stream restoration work progresses in Annville’s Quittie Park

As first reported here in November, the Quittapahilla stream restoration work being implemented by Aquatic Resource Restoration Co. (ARRC) continues downstream…..Read more




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



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