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Learn about our regular chapter meetings and special events.


Monthly Chapter Meetings


The third Wednesday of every month from February through October we gather to learn and to socialize. February, March, and meetings are "Ice Outs"—informal get-togethers where we swap fishing stories and share a drink. April through October offers chapter meetings, which feature speakers on both conservation and fishing topics. Check the Calendar of Events for our current schedule.


Youth Fly-Fishing Programs

In May, 2015, 150 school children descended on the fishing pond and hiking trails of Opal Ranch. Their mission was to learn about—and play a role in restoring—the environment. The mission of a dozen volunteers from Alpine Anglers and Kirk's Fly Shop was to help them catch a few fish.This event was one of several programs to introduce kids to what's around them and help develop a conservation awareness.



Flood Recovery Efforts       

Since the 2013 floods in Colorado, we've worked to keep the community engaged in recovery projects by hosting speakers and participating in volunteer efforts. We're currently working with Estes Valley Watershed Coalition to determine how we can assist replanting and recovery efforts along Fish Creek.



Annual River Clean Ups

We extend the reach of the Estes Valley Spring Clean Up by taking responsibility for cleaning up the Big Thompson River corridor from Lake Estes down to Drake.


Because of extensive traffic on U.S. 34, the area collects a lot of litter and debris both from the roadway and from recreational access to the water. In addition, the recent flood event in 2013 deposited extensive debris in the Big Thompson River. So there's much to be done to clean up the river and preserve the fishery as healthy habitat for trout and productive water for anglers. 



View our calendar of events.