Ernest Schwiebert Chapter of

Trout Unlimited (ESCTU)

Chapter # 227

Founded July 28, 1974

Ernest "Ernie" Schwiebert, an architect by profession, was a renowned fly fisherman and angling author. He spent his childhood in the Chicago area, earned his bachelor's degree in architecture from Ohio State University, and earned two
doctorates at Princeton University in architecture and the history and philosophy of architecture.

Ernie made many influential contributions throughout his life as an author, architect, and student of the art and science of fly fishing for trout and salmon. He wrote more than a dozen books about fly fishing and architecture.

Ernie Schwiebert was a pioneer in the fishery conservation movement and was involved in the founding of Trout Unlimited (TU), Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF). He served as a Director of both Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and the Atlantic Salmon Federation, and on the scientific advisory boards of TU, FFF and The Nature Conservancy. In recognition of his contributions, this Trout Unlimited Chapter is proudly named for him.  

A Tribute To Ernest Schwiebert


2017 NJ Fly Fisherman of the Year Competition/Banquet

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Shannon's Private Waters at the
Raritan Inn
528 County Road 513
Califon, NJ 07830

Root on our chapter representative, Joe Armenti,  during the competition and/or attend the banquet.

Event Schedule
9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Competition

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Cocktails (cash bar)

6:00 pm                   Banquet ($60.00 pp)


Please contact Shannon's Fly & Tackle at (908) 832-5736 if you encounter any problems with the link above.
Fly Tying Demonstration at 

Sunday, November 12, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm
Princeton Shopping Center
301 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Come join us at the Orvis-Princeton store for a fly tying demonstration by Ernest Schwiebert Chapter of Trout Unlimited member, Jeff Conover,  along with members from the Central Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited  tying some of their favorite, most productive patterns for the trout streams of New Jersey.


Next Monthly Meeting

Monday, November 13, 2017
Andrew Trelease
Trout Haven: Fly Fishing Paradise in Central PA

ESCTU Logo Merchandise for Sale!!!

Want to show everyone that you are a proud member of ESCTU?  Now you can purchase a wide range of products displaying the new ESCTU logo!  Simply click on the link below to identify what you want to buy, then give Stitches-n-Ink a call at 609-448-6969 to place your order!  (Be sure to provide the item number(s), size(s), and color(s) you want and that you want the ESCTU logo applied!)



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ESCTU Calendar of Events

Please plan on joining us for our regularly scheduled monthly meetings featuring great speakers and colorful members! Location: D&R Greenway Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ, 6:30 pm the  second Monday of each month from September – June. 

ESCTU Calendar of Events