Project Healing Waters



The Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Started in 1989, the Canandaigua Lake Chapter (#594) is in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. As a local chapter of Trout Unlimited, America's leading nonprofit organization committed to the conservation, protection, and restoration of North American cold-water fisheries and their watersheds, we continue to develop conservation projects in the area to enhance trout habitat and improve the cold water fisheries.

We bring energy and enthusiasm to our meetings, projects, events, and functions. We fish together, we work together, and we have fun together. The members of our chapter enjoy spending time together. It is exciting to see the passion that our membership exudes when planning a youth fly casting workshop, teaching fly tying at our annual 8 week course, leading a group on a restoration or clean-up project, or introducing the basics to new fly fishers at our annual one day, hands-on, fly fishing school. We are all volunteers. Trout Unlimited is what we truly believe in and the results from our activities are satisfying. If you share our passions for fly fishing and learning, then please consider joining and participating in our Trout Unlimited Chapter.

The Chapter is vibrant and growing with attendance at Chapter meetings sometimes exceeding 40 people, and our membership has grown from the original 12 charter members to in excess of 115. If you enjoy fly fishing and value clean streams, please join us in our efforts to protect these precious resources.

Our meetings are free and open to the public.

We extend an open invitation to visit our local chapter meetings held every 3rd Monday of the month from September to June, excluding December, at 7:30 PM. We meet at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, 400 Fort Hill Avenue. If you have any questions regarding our chapter or your welcomed participation, please send an email to our President.

You can receive our newsletter, Tight Lines, and other Chapter information by email. You must "opt-in" to our data base by giving us your name and email address. Just click here! Current and past Tight Lines can be viewed at the Chapter Newsletters page.

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