47th annual dinner -rescheduled

The Board of the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited has decided to reschedule the Annual Dinner and Fundraiser to Saturday, July 25th at Mt. View Country Club. We plan to reach out in June with more detailed information and instructions on how to sign up, if you haven't already.

The raffle for the Orvis Rod outfit and other fund raising events will be held at the July event so please hold on to your raffle ticket stubs.

We will separately reach out to those who registered for the March event with information on ticket refunds.

Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this difficult time, and for your continued support of the Chapter.

Following is the up to date information

You should be proud of the many achievments of your chapter and we hope you will review of these accomplishments by clicking on the follwoing link.   

2019 Accomplishments

Dinner Details

When:    Postponed to July 25 Where:   Mountain View Country Club
                 310 Elks Club Rd, Boalsburg
Tickets - $50 Advance Until March 13 $15 per children under 15
                - $55 at the door
Tables*  - $360 table of 8* $450 table of 10*

*Must notify Mario Carello of table reservation needs

Mingling and cocktails begin at 5:30 pm with a cash bar on site.

Dinner buffet served at 7:00pm followed by auctions & raffles.

Click Here for Registration Form 

Reservations and Donations mail to:

Spring Creek Chapter Trout Unlimited

Mario Carrello, Treasurer

291 Norle Street

State College, PA 16801

Questions?  Contact Mario Carrello treasurer@springcreektu.org or 814-237-9685

ways to help the chapter

  • Attend the Dinner and bring a friend.

  • Become a sponsor at our 47th Annual Dinner and Fundraiser you can become a part of our conservation effort. Your donation will be used in areas such as streamside riparian plantings, bank stabilization projects, Veterans Service Program, Y-Trout Program, Trout in the Classroom and our Streamside Stewardship Program.  Sponsorship levels include Brook Trout - $500, Brown Trout - $250 and Rainbow Trout - $100. Click for more information here and/or  sponsorship forms here for details the benefits you receive for your tax deductible donation

  • Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win an Orvis Helios 3F, 10’6’’, 3-weight Fly Rod, donated by Fly Fisher’s Paradise, plus a Mirage LT II Reel with Hydros Tactical Nymph WF3 Line, retail value $1,336. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Ticket stubs and payment should be mailed to Mario Carrello at the address below.  If you have not received tickets in the mail, contact Mario at treasurer@springcreektu.org to arrange purchase.

  • Make a donation of an item for the silent auction or raffle.  Please send to Ford Stryker (814-777-4402) at 1340 Deerfield Drive, State College, 16803

  • Purchase a $20 chance in a 52 Card raffle to win a custom made bamboo rod made by Bill Lambrusso and awarded to our chapter because we submitted the highest ranked Embrace-A-Stream grant request in the entire nation.  We were awarded $9,000 toward our 2020 project to improve bank stabilization and brook trout habitat on Sparrow Run for this project.  Following is an exerpt from Bill - "

    "I was a founding member of the Mid-Missouri chapter of TU in 1984 and have been active in TU since that time.  I served on the TU Embrace-a-stream Committee for six years and am particularly supportive of that program.  I have messed around with bamboo fly rods since the late 1970’s and started building seriously in 1998 under the guidance of Tom Morgan.  Since then I have built nearly 300 rods ranging from a 5’ banty to a 13’ two-hander.  The common themes are nodeless construction, simple appointments, and resorcinol glue. I have donated many rods to conservation and education causes, including more than 60 to TU."
  • Financial donations, raffle tickets and registration forms with checks payable to Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited should be sent to:

    Spring Creek Chapter Trout Unlimited

    Mario Carrello, Treasurer

    291 Norle Street

    State College, PA 16801



A Home Water Love Affair: Fishing Spring Creek by  Clifford Wurster, Life Member Trout Unlimited, Stream Restoration Volunteer, and Avid Flyfisher

"I fly fish a lot…locally, regionally, and nationally. Some view my commitment as an obsession, but for me, it’s a passionate, near-amorous experience. My favorite target fish are the cold water species comprised of brook, rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. Of course, I have favorite destinations, and some secret ones too, where I spend anywhere from 100 to 150 days a year suited-up and coaxing trout to fur and feathered flies. However, when tethered in State College, I steal away to romance Spring Creek, my home water sweetheart." ...To read More Click Here

2018 Accomplishments



National Recognition for Chapter


Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson recognized the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited at the 44th Annual Dinner and FUNraiser.  He read a proclamation that was presented to the US House of Representative in recognition of the chapter's accomplishments and for receiving the 2016 Gold Trout Award as the Nations most outstanding chapter.

2016 National "Gold Trout" Award


Chairman of National Leadership Council Mick McCorcle awards our President Robert Vierck the 2016 Gold Trout award as the nation's most outstanding TU Chapter

"The Spring Creek Chapter's conservation and angler science activities this year are more than enough to earn accolades: over 1.5 miles of riparian habitat planted, 13 in-stream structures built, water quality monitoring, redd count and angler surveys totaling more than 4,500 hours and valued at over $210,000.  However, behind all that conservation activity are the myriad was the chapter reaches into the community.  The chapter is constantly hosting events and activities, including their robust Veterans Service Partnership program where hundreds of vetrans have experience the power of both healing and community, thanks to SCCTU."  Mick McCorcle


Most Recent  Chapter News Available on-line - Click Here