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Prospective Members


Limestone Trout Club is organized as a stock holders corporation with tax exemption status under a 501c(7) designation.  The primary organization and rules for the club are detailed in our by-laws.

Fly-fishing equipment with artificial flies is required at all ponds. No live bait or spinning rod equipment.

The club is run by a board voted in by stockholder members.  The board asks for inputs from various committees, like fisheries,  and then develops rules, policies, and budgets that dictate priorities on spending and other issues.  The board encourages participation from all members.

Several types of memberships are available.  Most membership options require a stock purchase in the corporation to become a full voting member at our annual stockholders meeting in the fall. Stock can be partially redeemed, transferred or donated upon termination of membership.  There a many generations of members that have had long term commitments with our club.

Additionally, there is a yearly membership fee (plus 10% CT sales tax) that is billed in Dec/Jan timeframe.

** Please see our “About Us” page for more information on becoming a member via our Membership Chairperson. **

  • Yearly membership fee comparable to a  guided fly fishing  trip - at Limestone, you can fish all year for one price
  • Membership includes fishing or visits for all immediate family members
  • A maximum of 125 members are allowed, per the by-laws
  • There are no majority shareholders; all voting members have equal numbers of shares
  • Stock purchase can be budgeted over a three year period, if you prefer.

Membership in Limestone Trout Club

Limestone Trout Club is a private stock ownership club dedicated to providing good fellowship and the best stillwater fly-fishing for trout in the northeast. Members can fish on six ponds located on 94 acres in Canaan, CT. Members have the use of a comfortable clubhouse and can rent a lakeside cottage that sleeps six. There are four classes of membership:

  • Regular Stockholder
  • Senior Stockholder (75 years or older)
  • Junior Non-Stockholder (35 years or younger)
  • One Season Trial Non-Stockholder

Please download Limestone Membership Information-2018 for details on membership requirements and applying for membership.

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Videos on basic fly fishing

Use the Orvis Company "How to" series of short videos as an introduction to the sport of fly fishing. Orvis is a company long active in fly fishing. They offer just about any type of fly fishing equipment you may need. Orvis promotes fly fishing by having "Orvis endorsed" fishing guides all over the world. A good guide can get people with all levels of experience up and running on the ins and outs of fly fishing

Limestone Trout Club Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Limestone Trout Club?

Big Y Fly Company

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Sponsored by The Fly Stop

The Fly Stop

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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