About TCTU

Whether you are an excited beginning fisherman, an avid trout fisherman or a conservationist interested in the preservation of cold water resources, plan to attend an upcoming TCTU meeting and learn more about the chapter and the people who are part of it.


Organized in 1976, the Tulpehocken Chapter (TCTU) is affiliated with the state and National Trout Unlimited organizations. Membership is open to anyone expressing an interest in conserving or preserving our cold water fisheries. Members receive “Trout” magazine from the national organization, the state council’s newsletter, “Pennsylvania Trout” and the Chapter’s newsletter, “The TullyGram.” Also, members have the opportunity to participate in fishing and fly tying seminars and work side by side on stream conservation projects with others who share the same concerns for the protection of our local cold water fisheries.

TCTU’s most successful project involved the steam from which it takes its name, the Tulpehocken Creek in Berks County. The Tulpehocken, below Blue Marsh Lake, has been transformed into one of the state’s premier trout streams. With the support and cooperation of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, The Army Corp of Engineers and The County of Berks, the Chapter continually strives to upgrade the overall water quality of the “Tully” by conducting fishery habitat enhancement projects along with stream and stream bank conservation and restoration projects.