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                                                                                                                                                                    Artwork Donated to TU by James Prosek


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 In June, Tom Walsh’s tenure as President of AFTU comes to a close, and he will pass the baton to a new Chapter Leader.  Read today his final Pearls of Wisdom... Thank you Tom for a job well done!    The Board & Members of AFTU.



~  JUNE 2017  ~ 

  Most of my life has been spent getting out of bed before sunrise. If the sun is up, so am I and so it has been for as long as I remember. Sayings like “the early bird gets the worm” or “daylights wasting” come to mind, but not my mind. The early hours are cathartic, and I use the time to reflect on things I have or have not done. Even on those vacations (few and far between), I enjoyed the predawn light and the sunrises. Slipping into my waders, and getting on the water in the darkness before dawn for years was a ritual. Watching the waters carefully for a rising fish, when any sane person would be tucked in a warm bed may not be for many folks, but it was for me. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man Healthy, Wealthy & Wise”. Well, I am thinking two out of three is not bad. Time wasted, not really. Time well spent is more like it. The time I have spent as President of AFTU has been time well spent! Therefore, as I pass the baton on to the next Chapter President and wish whomever well, I thank you all for giving me this time.

My last official act as President will be to preside over the coming elections at our June 12th Chapter meeting. Remember it is time well spent, not a chore to shun, but a task to relish. Time spent in a good cause, with good people. This is a really special group and our mission is unique, sure there are squabbles and tempers may flair. Opinions will differ, but the mission stays the same. Stay focused on the mission. So, do not hesitate to venture forth and run for a position on the Board, “nothing ventured nothing gained”. I am out of platitudes.

As always, our meeting is the second Monday of the month at the Blue Point Town Recreation Center on Montauk Highway. Meetings start at 7:30 pm. 


Tight lines!!

Tom Walsh,  President





******MAY 8TH 2017... CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AFTU BAMBOO ROD WINNERS, DOUG ERNST (Primary Raffle Rod) and Phil Kee (Maker's Surprise Challenge Rod).  Thank you all for your participation and support in AFTU's work.  We especially thank the generosity and support of rod maker Chuck Neuner in helping make this happen.******


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   (Pictured above is AFTU Board Director John Vatalaro assisting East Manor High School Life Skills students in the release of their Brook Trout young of the year.  The students are participants in the "Trout In the Classroom" program which exposes students to the Natural World by having them hatch Trout from eggs, and then raise them from fry to young adults for release in the wilds.  The process has the students responsible for maintaining proper water chemistry, feeding levels and overall quality of rearing environment in the classroom setting.  Congratulations on raising & releasing 250 plus sustainable Brook Trout.



   Gallery: Late Spring On The Upper Carmans River...


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   Upper Carmans River gets habitat enhancement: construction of second Fish Ladder...


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                                                                                                                                                                                           PHOTOS BY PHIL KEE









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