Ray Neirle Membership
Ray Neirle is New Jersey's southern most representation of Trout Unlimited. While we don't have much in the way of trout fishing in our little corner of the Garden State, we do have a strong membership of terrific people who love to fish our local waters - including warm and salt - and frequently get together to explore neighboring trout streams.
We host group outings throughout the year, annual events, river clean ups, seminars and sessions for casting and fly tying.
We are dedicated to preserving our "home water", Pickering Creek in Chester County, PA, through multiple stockings and clean up outings.
Overall however, our primary focus is to encourage and support new fly anglers, or those returning to fly fishing.
There is always someone in our chapter who is willing to answer questions, help with casting or gear, and arrange outings to explore new and familiar waters alike.
Becoming a member
If you are interested in becoming a member, first check to be sure you are a current member of Trout Unlimited. If you're not sure, click here to confirm or renew your membership.
If you are joining or updating your TU membership, be sure to select our Chapter during your sign up process: 411- Ray Neirle South Jersey.
TU membership automatically grants local Chapter membership. We do however encourage Chapter members to make an additional annual donation of $15. Your donation is what enables our Chapter to arrange speakers and participate in programming throughout the year. Your donation can be brought to any meeting or mailed in.
Checks should be made payable to “SJTU” and mailed to SJTU c/o Eric Bennetsen, 74 Lincoln Dr., Laurel Springs, NJ 08021.
Our Chapter meets on the last Wednesday of each month, 10 months out of the year. Meetings are located at the Square Circle Sportsmen Club, 97 Clementon Rd W, Gibbsboro, NJ 08026.
Our meetings typically last 2 hours, and we discuss news from local events in our chapter, to news concerning Trout Unlimited on a regional and national scale, including environmental impacts. After a quick break, we then enjoy a presentation by a fantastic speaker. Meeings start at 7pm unless otherwise noted.
During the warmer months, members often arrive earlier to practice casting in club's lake.
We encourage you to drop by a meeting and introduce yourself.
NEW FOR 2019!
Cast a Fly 12 Months a Year!
Monthly Get-Together and Fish at Pickering Creek
Starting June 2019, RN|TU is getting together the 2nd Saturday of each month, 12 months a year, to fish our adopted home waters of Pickering Creek. An RN|TU representative will be there each month to assist new fly fishers, answer questions and just enjoy some fishing on this lovely, stocked stream. A PA fishing license with trout stamp is required.
June 8, 2019 • July 13, 2019 • August 10, 2019 • September 14, 2019 • October 12, 2019 • November 9, 2019 • December 14, 2019
NEW FOR 2019!
Quarterly Meet & Greet Events
Beginning in 2019, RN|TU is encouraging a quarterly Meet & Greet at Ott’s Tavern in Voorhees.
This 4x per year event is an opportunity to get together, invite new members, introduce friends and family, and just have a good time over drinks & food. Please join us!
Wednesday, June 12 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 18 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Published four times per year, members enjoy our fun publication, Southern Lines, that highlights upcoming events, and all the news in our little community. For the current issue, please click here.