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!
MONTHLY MEETING PLACE
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.
UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS
Tuesday, January 24 – Monthly Chapter Meeting
Following our business meeting which begins at 6:30, we will be treated to a presentation
by professional guide Nick Raftas on fly fishing the Lehigh River, one of Pennsylvania’s largest tailwaters where you can target both wild and stocked trout in roughly 45 miles of fishable water. Many people drive right past the Lehigh to go fish the Delaware, but more and more are turning on to the mighty Lehigh and recognizing the river for the high quality fishery that it is. The presentation will cover access, fishing techniques, boating the river, and much more that will help to pare down the learning curve on the river.
Nick Raftas, who has been fly fishing for close to 30 years, joined Sky Blue Outfitters in 2011 and expanded the business into guiding on some of PA’s larger waterways. Nick primarily guides on the Lehigh River for trout and the Susquehanna River for smallmouth bass, but also spends time guiding on many of the state’s smaller limestone and freestone streams, as well as guiding for carp, musky, largemouth bass and northern pike.
Tuesday, February 28 – Monthly Chapter Meeting
Following our business meeting which begins at 6:30, Dusty Wissmath, professional fly fishing guide and manager of the TCO Fly Shop in Boiling Springs, will present his program on fishing the rivers of Yellowstone National Park.
Saturday, April 1 – Annual Fundraising Banquet
In celebration of the chapter’s 47th. year since our founding in 1971, this year’s banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn of Grantville, with the raffles and silent auctions kicking off at 5:00 PM, followed by a buffet dinner and live auctions featuring wildlife art, guided fishing trips, tackle…and much, much more. Tickets are $35.00 per person, and an invitation/reservation form is available for downloading here.
2017 CHAPTER MEETING DATES
January 24 July (TBD)
February 28 August (TBD)
April 1 (Annual Banquet) September 26
April 25 October 24
May 23 November 28
June (TBD) December (no meeting)
Sundays at 1:00 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.