A Step Toward a Premier Wild Trout Fishery

Tireless, science-based effort by TU volunteers leads to an agreement for higher flows during spawning season

Carefully picking his way up the Deerfield River, the angler suddenly stopped at a trout redd.

The sight of the trout spawning nest in this river, which supposedly did not harbor wild, reproducing trout, wasn’t entirely surprising. Eric Halloran and his friends had found redds previously during their wintertime fishing forays to the river. But there was a problem.

“Unfortunately, the redd was high and dry, just like plenty of others we’d been seeing,” said Halloran, president of the Deerfield Watershed chapter of Trout Unlimited in Massachusetts… CLICK HERE to read more.

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