Trout Unlimited Mission

To conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds.

Who We Are

Founded in Michigan in 1959, Trout Unlimited today is a national non-profit organization with about 300,000 members and supporters dedicated to its mission.  There are hundreds of chapters nationwide.  The Clear Fork River Chapter is one of five chapters in Ohio with approximately 450 members.  The chapter was formed in 1995 when the Ohio Division of Wildlife began stocking the Clear Fork River with Brown Trout.  The Clear Fork River was our first Home Water.

In 2005, the chapter teamed up with the City of Wooster to stock Apple Creek in Wooster’s Grosjean Park with rainbow and brown trout and has done so twice each year since then.  The chapter conducts its fly fishing clinics on the creek, school kids release rainbow trout fingerlings into the stream that they raise in Trout in the Classroom program and yearly macroinvertebrate surveys are conducted.  Apple Creek is our second Home Water.

The nearby Lake Erie tributaries stocked by the Ohio DOW with steelhead trout constitute the last of our Home Waters.