TU Philosophy

Trout Unlimited Philosophy

"We believe that trout and salmon fishing isn't just fishing for trout and salmon. It's fishing for sport rather than food, where the true enjoyment of the sport lies in the challenge, the lore, and the battle of wits, not necessarily the full creel. It's the feeling of satisfaction that comes from limiting your kill instead of killing your limit. It's communing with nature where the chief reward is a refreshing body and a contented soul, where a license is a permit to use, not abuse, and to enjoy, not destroy, a fishery. It's subscribing to the proposition that what's good for trout and salmon is good for the fisherman (and other people who enjoy the out-of-doors), and that managing trout and salmon for themselves rather than the fisherman is fundamental to the solution of our trout and salmon problems. It's appreciating our fishery resource, respecting fellow anglers, and giving serious thought to tomorrow."

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