Trout Unlimited

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Beginning with only 20 members, The Pennsylvania Chapter of Trout Unlimited, was founded in 1963. In 1965, the name was changed to Penn's Woods West. Today, it is the largest chapter in the state and one of the largest in the country.


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We work to keep our country's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds safe from environmental threats for this and future generations of anglers to enjoy.

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You can also find Penns Woods West Trout Unlimited Chapter on MeetUp. It's free to join. Join an online discussion or start one of your own. Click the logo below to learn more




pin artOrder your Golden Anniversary Pin Today!

To celebrate 50 years of Coldwater Conservation efforts in Western Pennsylvania, the Penn's Woods West Chapter of Trout Unlimited has commissioned a Golden Anniversary pin.

Click the link below to purchase your Golden Anniversary Pin. (while supplies last)


The pin that measures 1.25" by 1.25" features the gold Keystone logo of the Chapter along with the familiar leaping trout centered between the years 1963 to 2013.
The versatile pins are a nice addition to a fishing vest, fishing hat, or even a sport coat. They are also a great gift for the upcoming holidays. Proceeds from sales help to support the Chapter in the continuing effort to provide the many conservation and community outreach programs that we sponsor.

Costs of the pins are $5.00 at all Chapter functions.


You can also order your commemorative pin by mail, please send a check made payable to PWWTU in the amount of $7.00 ($2.00 for shipping and handling) to:

PO Box 90137
Pittsburgh, PA 15224



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PWWTU is constantly working to protect and improve trout waterways in our area. We are presently engaged in a long-term project to make Pine Creek in Pittsburgh's North Hills a blue ribbon trout fishery within just a 30-minute drive from downtown!


Upcoming Events


Monthly Meeting

The PWWTU chapter needs your voice and support. Mark your calendar and attend our membership meetings. We need you.


APRIL 14, 2014

Monthly Meeting

Meeting 7 pm

Mike Steiner, Jared Plisko & Matt Grobe from Nemacolin Woodlands Resort will be presenting on the fly fishing opportunities in the Laurel Highlands.


MAY 12, 2014

Monthly Meeting

Meeting 7 pm



April 12, 2014 

Opening of trout season. 

Children's (under 12) fishing area on Little Pine Creek in Shaler.  McElhaney Road at Fawcett Fields Park.  Trout will be stocked by PWWTU.
May 10, 2014

Allison Park Sportsmen Dan Wagner Memorial kids fishing contest. 

Noon to 5 PM.  Lunch and prizes will be provided.
Any questions on these events
call Tom Walsh 412 486-5356




Pine Creek Cleanup 2014

The cleanup was a success. 55 volunteers with help from the Shaler and Hampton public works cleaned Pine Creek from North Park to RT. 8 down to the dam behind the Burger King. Boy Scouts and some high school kids were among the volunteers.





















CABIN FEVER 2014 a huge success!




Thanks to our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors for another great event. See you next year.

Over 60 Exhibitors including fly tiers, guide services, *rod builders, fly shops, and rod & reel manufacturers.



Below is an example of schdeule for Cabin Fever.

9:00 – Show Opens
10:00 – Eric Stroup – Common Sense Fly Fishing
11:00 – Scott Lochner – Learn How to Fly Cast
1:00 - Jeff Blood – Fishing the Great Lakes for Steelhead, Tools, Tactics & Techniques
2:00 – Eric Stroup – Casting For the Drift
3:00 – Scott Lochner – Fly Casting Demonstration
4:00 – Show Closes


Scenes from Cabin Fever 2014



Below is a video showcasing the best moments from Cabin Fever 2013.






Scenes from the Third Annual Fly Tiers Reunion – Seven Springs Resort
March 28, 2013, Held in Somerset County, PA at the Sporting Clays Lodge


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