Ernest Schwiebert Chapter of

Trout Unlimited (ESCTU)

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


ESCTU Annual Fundraising Banquet
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club

Please mail in your check no later than February 11th or give it George Jaccoud at the February 13th monthly chapter meeting!!!


Next Monthly Meeting

Monday, March 13, 2017
Guest Speaker: Tim Flagler
What's Happening Now On NJ Streams


A Message From Our President

How do you acknowledge a special event, a true friendship, an important relationship, a valuable organization? You arrange a banquet in its honor and invite all those who share it in some way.  Nobody accepts your invitation.  What does that tell you? I leave that to you, but to the honoree, it says much.
We planned a banquet for friends to share an evening, to acknowledge the invitees’ relationship with trout, Trout Unlimited and our chapter, so that they could feel the warmth of camaraderie with others who feel the same way, to share stories of rivers fished, trout caught and lost, of fishless days redeemed by the pink glow of a morning sunrise with trout rising to a nighttime spinner fall.  In that way, we honor the trout which we pursue and Trout Unlimited, the organization dedicated to the preservation of trout and their environment.  Thus far we have received too few rises to our presentation of a great meal and desirable raffle items.

We need your response by February 4th.  This event is the only way our chapter raises money. None of your dues, paid to TU, are remitted to the chapter.  In essence, we are self-funded. We need your support to have a meeting place, interesting speakers, refreshments, and to undertake activities that benefit our members and advance the mission of Trout Unlimited.   Please come; it’s not too late to invite a friend.  Make your reservations now!

Bernie Campbell


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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