Brodhead Chapter March 2017 General Meeting Tom Gilmore presenting on Pennsylvania’s Blue Ribbon Trout Streams

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 - 7:00pm EDT

Tom Gilmore is celebrating the release of his newest book Pennsylvania’s Blue Ribbon Trout Streams with a presentation on the subject.  After almost three decades of service, Tom Gilmore retired in the spring of 2012, as Presi-dent and CEO of the New Jersey Audubon Society, the oldest and largest conservation organization in the state of New Jersey. During that time, he led the conservation com-munity through numerous extraordinary environmental achievements. It’s no surprise that Tom has received numerous awards and honors, including the Conservation Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution, New Jersey Environmental Lobby’s first Environmental Legacy Award, Earth Share’s New Jersey’s Environmental Stewardship Award, and Trout Unlimited’s Crystal Trout Award for Coldwater Conservation and the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s Award for Outstanding Public Service..
Tom was recognized by The Star Ledger newspaper (New Jersey’s largest daily paper) as Winner of the Year, for his work to save the Highlands. New Jersey Monthly magazine recognized Tom as one the “101 Most Influential People in New Jersey.” He was also awarded the Governors Environmental Achievement Award by both Governors Corzine and Christy. Prior to joining New Jer-sey Audubon, Tom was the Vice President and General Manager of the Philadelphia Zoo.
In addition to being an accomplished environmentalist, Tom is an avid fly fisherman. He has fly fished around the world for over 45 years. Tom is a well know fly fishing celebrity having given well over 100 programs on fly fishing for everything from trout, bonefish, permit, tarpon, billfish and tuna. He is an accomplished author having written numerous articles for Eastern Fly Fishing and Fly Fishing Saltwaters. His fourth book, East Coast Trophy Tailwaters, was published in the fall of 2014. He is currently com-pleting on a comprehensive Pennsylvania trout stream guide which is due out in September 2016.
His first book, False Albacore, was published in 2002, his second book entitled, Tuna on the Fly, was published in the fall of 2006. Tom’s third book Flyfisher’s Guide to the Big Apple was published in 2011.

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