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  Site last updated: 7/12/2024

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Adams County Trout Unlimited (ACTU) Chapter 323 was started in 1977 by a group of individuals interested in restoring and enhancing a section of the Conewago Creek in Adams County, PA. Our chapter has grown since its inception, and now includes over 200 members. Our vision is to expand the scope of our efforts and the breadth of the community that we reach.

Over the years, members have enjoyed the benefits of a network of like-minded, knowledgeable anglers. We hone our fishing and fly-tying skills through seminars, talks, and demonstrations at our monthly gatherings. Plus, we have led scores of stream improvement projects and supported hundreds of trout stockings in county creeks. The Chapter's many conservation and habitat improvement projects, which are intended to conserve, protect, and restore the county's fisheries and watersheds, have resulted in recognition from both National and State Trout Unlimited organizations.

Today, the Chapter has taken a broader role in our community and is guided by three tenets: ConservationCommunity, and Fishing. Guided by these tenets, our Chapter works to bring together diverse interests to achieve our mission of bettering the conservation-related educational and recreational opportunities in Adams County.

As important as our angling endeavors, many of the conservation and community efforts we now lead, or support, are focused on several annual youth programs in the county. For example, since the Chapter's founding, thousands of students have participated in activities such as the Trout In the Classroom Program, the annual Latimore Creek Youth Fishing Derby, the Southcentral Outdoors For Youth Program, and the New Oxford Middle School Environmental Day.

Please note that ACTU is not strictly a fly fishing organization. We support and promote all types of trout fishing!


Keep up-to-date on all ACTU activities by reading our June Newsletter, which is available at the bottom of this page or under the Newsletters tab.

Upcoming Chapter Events

July Meeting Details

July's Chapter meeting will be a business meeting only, we will not be having a guest speaker. All members are welcome to attend. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 17, and will be held at the Adams County Conservation District Office, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg.

August Community Event Planned

                                       Join ACTU for a fun and worthwhile evening at Cumberland
                                       Township's National Night Out, from 4-7 pm on Tuesday,
                                       August 6. This event will take place at 730 Chambersburg
                                       Road, Gettysburg, and will include food, giveaways, local
                                       organizations, Touch-A-Truck, car seat checks, and more!

Chapter News

Fly Fishing For Smallmouth Bass Presentation A Success!

                                        Attendees at the June Chapter Gathering enjoyed
                                        a detailed presentation focused on fly fishing for
                                        smallmouth bass in PA rivers by Jake Villwock,
                                        Owner and Head Guide of Relentless Fly Fishing.​
                                        Jake explained the different tactics, gear, and flies
                                        recommended to catch smallmouth throughout the
                                        year. ACTU sincerely appreciates Jake taking the
                                        time out of his busy guiding schedule to visit us
                                        and share his experience and knowledge.

                                                               Thanks Jake!!

Recent Community Event Participation

                                        ACTU volunteers manned booths at two local community
                                        events in June, including the Gettysburg Library's FunFest
                                        2024, a fun evening of vendors, food trucks, and local
                                        non-profit organizations, and Go Fish Gettysburg!, an
                                        activity devoted to "all things nature" in Adams County.
                                        Thanks to all our Chapter members who interacted with a
                                        great turnout of adults and children at both functions,
                                        explaining ACTU's mission and teaching them about
                                        Pennsylvania's trout, fly casting, and fly and knot tying!

Monthly Newspaper Articles

The Gettysburg Times is now publishing articles detailing ACTU activities which are written by ACTU members on the fourth Friday of each month!


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