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TU Northeast Regional Rendezvous 2023

June 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023

Join fellow TU members, supporters and volunteers from across the Northeast on June 2 – 4, 2023 at the Mill River Park in Stamford, Conn., for some great fishing, enlightening presentations, inspiring dialogue and engaging camaraderie with those who share your dedication to TU and our mission.

Located in the heart of Stamford where a thriving urban metropolis meets the natural beauty of the Rippowam River and Long Island Sound, this is the perfect location to join us for the weekend – and stay longer or make a family trip or fishing buddies escape around this great event!

Stamford is within striking distance of some amazing trout and striped bass fishing and early June is the peak time for fishing in both!

TU regional rendezvous are occasions to be inspired – by the work of TU staff, lessons from volunteer leaders, and conversations with newfound friends. They are also an excellent opportunity to discuss the unique issues facing the region as well as a chance to network and build relationships with fellow TU volunteer leaders.


Accommodations for the Northeast Regional Rendezvous are provided by the two following local hotels. The Hampton Inn is directly across the street from Mill River Park and the Hilton Stamford or Stamford Marriott are both an easy drive or walk a few blocks up the road. (Directions to Mill River Park)

Hampton Inn & Suites or by phone (203) 353-9855 group code “Trout Unlimited – CHHTRU”
26 Mill River Street Stamford, CT 06902
Room Rate – $139/night – Cutoff Date May 17
Complimentary Self Parking
(3 Minute Walk to Mill River Park)

Hilton Stamford Hotel or by phone (203) 967-2222 group code “Trout Unlimited TUN”
1 First Place Stamford, CT 06902
Room Rate – $169/night
Overnight Self-Parking Parking $15
(5 Minute Drive – 20 Minute Walk to Mill River Park)

Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa or by phone (203) 357-9555 group code “Trout 2023”
243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford CT, 06901
Room Rate – $179/night – Cutoff Date May 19
Complimentary Self Parking
(5 Minute Drive – 20 Minute Walk to Mill River Park)


A full event agenda will be posted shortly, but below are some of the key activities taking place.

Friday, June 2 – Free Hosted Fishing Day

Free day of hosted fishing and no host dinner with local TU volunteers. Sample some of the finest fly fishing around the region including chasing trout on local waters, or wading the shores for striped bass on Long Island Sound. You can also choose to take a longer trip to fish the famous freestone pools of the Housatonic River or the cold tailwater runs of the Farmington River. The event is times to coincide with peak of mayfly hatches and in-shore baitfish runs! Your local TU hosts will take you to some of their most special waters. Once registered for the fishing day, you will be sent a short questionnaire asking about your fishing preferences.

Following fishing, all attendees can gather for a no-host meal and networking event at a location TBD.

Friday Night, June 2 – Conservation Cinema: Outdoor Movie Night, Happy Hour & Networking

Take in some of the best conservation films from TU and our partners in this fun, free and family-friendly outdoor movie night in Mill River Park. The happy hour and networking for registered attendees begins at 6 and the films begin at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Morning, June 3 – Keynote Address: Attorney General William Tong
Hear how Connecticut is working to protect the health of and equitable access to our lands and waters from a passionate member of the angling community who happens to also serve as our state’s Attorney General. William Tong will share his work to protect the incredible resources in Connecticut and his personal connection to TU’s conservation mission.

Saturday, June 3 – Workshops and Seminars
Saturday’s full-day session will include breakfast and lunch networking, group discussions, concentrated workshops and opportunities for TU members and volunteers to share ideas, celebrate successes, and discuss common challenges.

Saturday, June 3 – STREAM Kids Events & Activities
Throughout the afternoon, Mill River Park turns into a living classroom for kids and families to explore. From casting and fishing to fly tying, bug studies, a streamside scavenger hunt and more, there will be dozens of ways to connect your kids to conservation and the outdoors in fun, memorable ways.

Saturday Night, June 3 – Dinner and Networking
Following the day’s meetings, join your fellow TU members, volunteers and staff from for a great streamside meal with the sound of conversation mingling to the murmur of the nearby river. You can even wander away to find some quiet water and rising trout! A fun raffle and auction will be offered and opportunities abound to network with one another. Spend time talking shop and trading stories with people who share your passion for conservation and enjoy a fun evening.

Saturday Night, June 3 – Rusty Gear: A Night of Country Music and Conservation
Continue the networking into dark along with the great upbeat music of Rusty Gear, a Connecticut country band made up of anglers and musicians as passionate about conservation as we are!

Sunday, June 4 – Morning Workshops and Half-Day Conservation Event
Have you ever wondered why a stream needs restoration? Are you curious about the role insects play in these decisions? Join us for a special Sunday afternoon special session at the Northeastern Regional Rendezvous for a hands-on conservation tour to open your eyes and expand your understanding of stream restoration practices you can take home to your chapters and councils.



Registration is available online here with a range of all-inclusive packages as well as a la carte options:

  • Optional hosted fishing on area streams with local TU members
  • Participation in all seminars and workshops on Saturday and Sunday
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • A dinner and fundraiser on Saturday night

* You can register for the entire weekend, or register for one day only at a discounted rate
**Attendees may also bring spouses/guests

For questions and additional details, email Jeff Yates at jyates@tu.org.


June 2, 2023
June 4, 2023


Trout Unlimited


Mill River Park
1050 Washington Blvd
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
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