About Us


Oldman River just above the falls

The Oldman Chapter Trout Unlimited Canada  has been registered as a society in Alberta since 2000. We consider the Oldman River drainage, from the headwaters of the Oldman, Crowsnest, Castle, Waterton, Belly and St. Mary Rivers, as fish habitat worth watching.

Our chapter is largely project driven – we like to be able to respond to needs on and along the waterways, within our abilities and means and with the help of others with similar interests.
We meet as a chapter as needed to discuss projects, fisheries and water-related concerns.

Our Annual General Meeting is early in the year, usually by the end of March.

The current executive as of March 2017:
President: Josh Markle
Vice-President, Scretary: Andrew Beaton
Treasurer: Dave Hrudey
Directors: Shane Olson, lead for the Crowsnest River Burmis Conservation Lease; Don Jensen, St. Mary/Waterton/Belly watershed; Murray Dueck, director, lead for Hidden Creek; Richard Burke, past president.
Hillcrest Lease Lead: Shane Olson
Chinook Waters Flyfishing Club Liaison: Paul Harper
Casino Lead: Josh Markle
Raffles Lead: Peter DeGorter

Contact: Richard Burke

Here’s an oldmantubackgrounder on Chapter initiatives over the years. If you like the work we do to advocate for and do projects to improve southwestern Alberta’s marvelous but imperilled fishery, you can help out by letting us know you’re available. Joining the chapter is easy: when you get your TUC membership, simply identify the Oldman Chapter as you choice. You can get a membership online at Trout Unlimited Canada.

3 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hello,

    My name is Shane Olson and I am a life long fly fisherman and i would be interested in Joining this Chapter/ organization.

    How would one go about doing this?

    • Hi Cody:
      Sorry it took so long to reply. You can join our chapter by joining Trout Unlimited Canada through its website at http://tucanada.org/become-a-member/ and ID Oldman River Chapter as the one you’d like to aligned with. We’d certainly welcome your participation and input into improving the southwestern Alberta fishery. You can get hold of me through my email: richburke45@gmail.com.

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