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Region 7

Central New York's trout waters lie in several counties and cover a wide range of streams, creeks and rivers. Chittenango Creek, the Tioughnioga as well as sections of the Susquehanna.

Al Hazzard - Chapter #031

Located in Vestal, just outside of Binghampton, this Chapter was founded in 1971 by Dr. Albert S. Hazzard. While serving as Assistant Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish Commission, Dr. Hazzard directed the Commission’s land and water management activities including the biological services, fish rearing, distribution, engineering construction and maintenance.   He is best known for promoting public trout fishing for sport often referred to throughout the world as the “Fish-for-Fun” project. He believed that reducing the kill through higher size limits and restrictions on artificial lures was the most effective way to improve trout fishing. To visit the Chapter's website, click on this link

Chenango Valley - Chapter #209

This group of dedicated volunteers are actively involved with Trout in the Classroom and providing quality education. The Chapter conducts annually a Free Family Fishing Clinic during the South Otselic Fishing and Heritage Day. In addition, members of the Chapter regularly partner with at least one local school for the Trout-in-the-Classroom Program. Use this link to contact the Chapter

Iroquois - Chapter #002

Central NY is home to the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, and the desire was to honor that legacy.   The Iroquois Chapter of Trout Unlimited, based in Syracuse officially began in 1969 and was one of the earliest TU Chapters.  Please click this link to the Chapter's website

Leon Chandler - Chapter #239

This Chapter is named for Leon Chandler, who became a Vice President of The Cortland Line Company.  His travelled extensively in America and abroad to promote fly fishing, a distinction which earned him the moniker of “fly fishing ambassador to the world”.    He also made key contributions to the sport.   In 1953, with his guidance, Cortland introduced the 333 series of fly line, billed as “the unsinkable line” because it was the first to use poly vinyl chloride (PVC) as a thin coating over braided nylon, a major improvement over oil based lines.   He also was a concerned educator who promoted care for the natural resource on which the sport depends. 

Located near the college-town of Ithaca, the Chapter carries on Chandler's legacy being involved in the greater community and often holding events to teach about the sport and the needed resources.   Please use this link to contact the Chapter


Madison County - Chapter #680

This Chapter is located in Canastota, approximately 20 miles due east of Syracuse.   The neighboring area includes cool fishing places like Genegantslet Creek and the Otselic River.   The Chapter is dedicated to carrying out TU's mission of conserving, protecting, reconnecting and sustaining strategically important water bodies.  Please use this link to contact the Chapter's President