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Handling Trout in Cold Weather Requires Special Care

When temperatures drop below freezing good catch-and-release practices become critical. The fragile tissues of their gills can freeze in an instant when air temps are below freezing. They have no body temperature to stabilize their cells, so it happens quickly.

The solution is simple. Don’t take fish out of the water when air temps are below freezing.

It’s a little cold on your hands but you can handle it. They can’t. If you don’t like the idea of putting your hands in cold water during winter but you want to fish, get yourself to Patagonia.

Annual Stockholder Meeting - Recap

The annual LTC Stockholder meeting was held club grounds Sat October 5th.   President Glenn Ratcliff called the meeting to order announcing a slate of nominated board members to serve terms according to club bylaws.  Other matters related to club activities were also detailed.

Member Mark Boardman prepared a special meal for all those attending - a grand paella (see photo gallery).

Limestone Blog Topics

While not a blog in the traditional sense of allowing for direct user entry in conversations, it is a series of website pages where anglers can gain insights into fishing at Limestone.  If you wish to contribute to this,  feedback is welcome and will be included.  Let's make everyone's experience at Limestone fruitful and share your insights.

 

    CT DEEP Fishing Report - Oct 10th

    Read about fresh water and salt water fishing

    LTC Club NOTICE

    Match your Fly Size with the Leader/Tippet

    Some suggestions on balance for your rod setup

    Limestone Trout Club -/-/- Est 1957

    Limestone Club House

    Limestone Club house

    Celebrating Our 62nd Year

    Limestone Trout Club offers fly-fishing in a scenic 94-acre parcel located in the Town of North Canaan, Connecticut. It is a private, members only club - not open to the general public.

    Within the reclaimed Limestone quarries is a well-groomed property suited for the needs of fly fishers’ varied abilities. Stillwater fishing is plenty challenging! 

    The club features six unique ponds, beautiful landscape, camaraderie of its membership, and full time, on-site management. Non-fishing family and invited visitors will find a comfortable clubhouse where you read a book or take a walk outside on trails that circumvent the ponds.

    For more information about joining, see our Membership page and check out the This is Limestone page.

    Sorry, but the ponds are not for swimming.  Pet friendly, but please refrain from allowing pets in the ponds.

    Link to Google map of our location.

    Latitude: 42.022395  Longitude: -73.291073

    Dean Keister

    Dean Keister

    Membership Committee Chair

    Phone: (203) 834-1528



    Updates & News


    Weather Links - explore before your trip to Limestone

    Radar from Weather Underground

    Open a new window to view radar from WU



    CT Emergency Preparedness Portal

    Connecticut Emergency Preparedness Portal  - info, links to phone apps, guidelines

    Quick Links

    Video: Signing up for LTC Site account, see NOTE(1)
    LTC announcements phone
    Link to CT DEEP online license sales
    Link to Local Tourist Info

    Note: (1) After getting a SportsEngine account, paid members MUST notify the web administrator or membership chair to gain access to the Members Only web page. See "About Us"

    (2) SportsEngine often refers to account holders as "athletes" in the HELP pages

    The Registration "Home" is not currently available.

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    Based in sunny San Diego, CA, they are avid fishermen and stock many, many flies - both fresh and salt water - at reasonable prices. Credits for fly purchases can be applied on next order.  Fast shipping.

    Jim's Bait and Tackle Shop

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    Closest tackle shop to Limestone

    391 Norfolk Rd  East Canaan,CT 06024
    860 824-5773