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


Next Monthly Chapter Meeting

Monday, April 8, 2019

at the D&R Greenway Land Trust

Doors open at 6:30 pm

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March Fly Tying Madness

Sunday, March 24, 2019
at the
Pequest Trout Hatchery

The event is hosted by the RRTU Chapter.  All flies tied are donated to Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery!  Please put it on your calendar and come and support this worthwhile cause!  It's free and tons of fun!

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 2019 Calendar 

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.