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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. The Trout Club also sponsors classes and activities related to fly fishing and outings to prime angling streams throughout the year.


The Trout Club meets the third Wednesday of each month from October through April. The 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 can be directed to Anne Thompson at 216-231-4600 x3482 or

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015: Speaker Curt Wagner, Fisheries Biologist, Ohio Division of Wildlife, “The Past, Present and Future of Native Ohio Brook Trout” Register Now
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015: Speaker April Vokey
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015: Speaker Harvey Webster, Director of Wildlife Resources, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016 Film Fest
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016 Banquet

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
The 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.