Doc Fritchey TU generally holds its membership meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except for one month during the spring (Annual Banquet), some summer months, and December (no meeting).

Our business meeting, which is open to the entire membership, generally starts at 6:30, followed by the featured program of the month. Members who would like to present something to the board are asked to contact the chapter president before the meeting to schedule time on the agenda.

Guests are always welcome at our chapter meetings!


Our current location for most monthly chapter meetings is the Giant Food Community Center, 2300 Linglestown Road (Rt. 39), in Susquehanna Township just north of Harrisburg. This location is 1.7 miles east of Rts. 22/322, on the north side of the road between Crooked Hill Road and Progress Avenue. Our meetings are held in one of the Community Rooms on the second floor, and food service and beverages are available before or after our meetings in the Beer Garden & Eatery on the first floor.


Tuesday, September 27 – Monthly Chapter Meeting

Following our business meeting which starts at 6:o0 PM, this month we will be treated to a presentation by Tom Gilmore, titled “The Best of Pennsylvania’s Blue Ribbon Trout Streams.” Tom, who has lived in the Poconos region for 30 years, has recently authored his 5th book, “Flyfisher’s Guide to Pennsylvania,” describing 160 streams all of which Tom has fished during the last 5 years. His book, the first new PA stream guide to be published in the last 20 years, is printed in full color and includes detailed maps and GPS coordinates. Signed copies will be available for sale at the meeting. For more information on Tom,  see

This is our annual membership meeting when we elect our new officers and directors for TU’s new fiscal year that begins on October 1. If you have not previously attended one of our chapter meetings, be sure to mark the date of September 27 on your calendar and plan to attend….you’ll be glad you did!

Sunday, October 16 – Fly Fishing Film Tour Showing in Annville, PA

The Allen Theatre, in association with the Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is pleased to present The Fly Fishing Film Tour in Annville, PA on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

If you have ever dreamed of fly fishing in adventurous or exotic places, these films are for you!  The Fly Fishing Film Tour has become the entertainment event of the year for America’s diverse fly fishing community.  In 2015, the Film Tour screened in over 160 North American cities.  To view a trailer, visit the F3T website at

The Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s trout fisheries and their watersheds, with an emphasis on Dauphin and Lebanon counties. Proceeds from ticket sales will help Doc Fritchey TU continue its valuable conservation work here in the mid-state. Additionally, all attendees will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous fishing trip.

Allen Theatre owner Skip Hicks has donated his theater facilities for this event, enabling our chapter to bring this film to our area.  The theater also offers a wide variety of sandwiches, desserts and drinks for your enjoyment, as well as BYOB.

Tickets are $15.00 each and are available by sending your check payable to DFTU to 2319 Valley Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17104, ordering online at, or they can be picked up at the theater box office.  For more information, contact Chapter President Russ Collins at

October 17 through November 21 – Advanced Fly Tying Classes

Beginning on Monday, October 17, and continuing for 6 weeks, instruction in advanced fly tying is being offered by the chapter at no charge for participants. Classes will be conducted on consecutive Mondays except for the one on November 15 which is a Tuesday. All classes will run from 6 to 8 PM at the Giant Food Community Center at 2300 Linglestown Road. Tying materials will be provided, but participants must bring their own vises and tying tools. Space is limited, so please register with Rick LaTournous at 717-579-2947 or to reserve your spot now.


January 26                                                July 26
February 23                                              August 25
March 22                                                  September 27
April 9 (Annual Banquet)                          October 25
May (no meeting)                                     November 22
June 28                                                     December (no meeting)


Mondays at 6:00 PM: Weekly Maintenance on Rausch Creek Diversion Well

Meet in the parking lot at the north gate of the Stony Creek trail off Gold Mine Road. For more information and directions to the diversion wells, see the Projects/Diversion Well page and/or contact Steve Long at 717-652-1421.

The last Monday workday for this year will be October 3. We will start our fall/winter schedule for Sundays at 1:00 PM on October 9.















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.