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


Stony Brook Clean Up

October 13th

The Stony Brook clean up was a resounding success!  22 Volunteers collected 255lb of trash from the Stony Brook between Route 206 and Rosedale Road!  Not even rains the night before and that morning could deter the effort!  Afterwards, the volunteers enjoyed a BBQ.  Youth volunteers from Hopewell Valley High School also had the opportunity to learn to cast a fly rod using the a couple of fly rod/reel combinations that were graciously donated by L.L. Bean in support of ESCTU’s Kids & Veteran’s programs. A number of T-Shirts were handed-out to our youth volunteers to commemorate the clean-up event. 


Sam Csqueira/Nancy Moy

November 2018 Monthly Meeting

"Nymphing Techniques and Fishing the Caddis Cycle in NJ"

Monday, November 12, 2018
at the
D&R Greenway Land Trust
Doors open at 6:30 pm

Fly Fishing guide, Sam Casqueira, and Nancy Moy, co-owner of Tight Lines Fly Shop in  Parsippanny, will share their knowledge of effective nymphing techniques and fishing the caddis cycle in New Jersey.

ESCTU Secret Waters Program

Want to get to know your chapter members better and fish together in small groups in unfamiliar waters you probably would not know about our have access to? If you have answered yes to these question


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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 Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ, 6:30 pm the  second Monday of each month from September – June, except for the October meeting which is held on the third Monday of the month.