2nd Annual Trout Unlimited & Dr. R. J. Schilling Community Fly Fishing Celebration

Sat. 09/15/18 8:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, September 15 is the day for this event. Use the link below to get all the information.

Along the Ammonoosuc River, Downtown Littleton and at Schilling Beer Co., 18 Mill St, Littleton, NH 


Dr. Richard J. Schilling (1928-2018) was a surgeon, oilman and philanthropist whose ultimate concern was putting others before himself.  The festival originates from Dr. Schilling’s bequest to introduce children and beginners to the sport of fly fishing as a means of fostering personal relationships and developing mentorship opportunities, thereby providing dignity and confidence to children.  Dr. Schilling (“Opa,” or “grandfather,” as so many called him) also believed in fly fishing as a means to instill habitat conservation leading to healthier communities. New Hampshire Trout Unlimited and the Dr. Richard J. Schilling Fund share Opa’s belief that when people slow down and appreciate the great blessing of natural beauty that we enjoy in the North Country, including the natural treasure of the Ammonoosuc River, it makes our lives, our children and our communities healthier.  The Trout Unlimited - Dr. Richard J. Schilling Fly Fishing Celebration is dedicated to Opa’s ideals, and to instilling within others the confidence to take up the sport of fly fishing to the benefit of our children and wider community.

Funds raised at the Celebration will benefit the Dr. Richard J. Schilling Fund, dedicated to furthering human dignity and elevating communities, and will be specifically earmarked to send children to NH TU’s Youth Trout Camp, held annually each summer in Pittsburg. This camp enables youth to learn about fly fishing, trout habitat, and coldwater conservation. Funds will also be used for Trout Camp equipment and supplies.  We thank Dr. Richard J. Schilling, the Schilling family, Schilling Beer Co. and all our fellow sponsors for such generous support.