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Trout Club

Promoting knowledge of cold water fisheries, fish habitat, conservation and stream ecology

The Trout Club of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was founded in 1978. The group's mission is to promote public knowledge of cold water fisheries and habitats, conservation and stream ecology. Monthly dinner meetings are held from October through May and feature nationally known speakers. Trout Club also sponsors classes and activities related to fly fishing and outings to prime angling streams throughout the year. For more information, contact Woods King IV at


Trout Club meets the third Wednesday of the month from October through April. Meetings begin at 6pm with a cocktail hour, followed by a speaker presentation and dinner. Meeting registration is required and available online only. No registrations or payments are accepted at the door. Questions regarding meeting payment can be directed to Anne Thompson at 216-231-4600 x3482 or

Join us for an evening with Harvey Webster, Director of Wildlife Resources and Honorary Co-Chair of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Centennial Campaign. Webster serves as a campaign spokesperson throughout the community and is overseeing the design and installation of the new Perkins Wildlife Center & Woods Garden. With discoveries at every turn, new exhibits will pique visitors’ curiosity and inspire a passion to learn more about science and nature. The Museum’s world-renowned collections and research will become part of the visitor experience through views into the collections and labs—a truly unique opportunity to interact with real science. The new facilities will be a model of energy-efficient and sustainable building technology. Through state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and galleries, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is building for the future of the community—educating and inspiring the citizens and scientists of tomorrow.
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016—Register Now
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016—Register Now
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016: F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016: Banquet and Auction

News and Events

Check out the latest edition of The Angler's Creel to stay informed about upcoming Trout Club events and activities.

Annual Banquet and Auction

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Trout Club's spring banquet is an annual highlight. Proceeds from this popular event fund the group's support of various conservation and environmental programs related to cold water fisheries.