5 Mile High Org. .......Stocking
Hey guys, just wanted 2 get a heads-up out there about the 5 mile high Org. We are accepting new members/donations. The donations will be used to stock trout in the Lehigh River from the 903 bridge in Jim thorpe upstream 5 miles above Glen Onoko towards White Haven. If you are interest, please contact me and I will get you more information. Meetings are held @ the Mauch Chunk Rod and Gun club the last Tuesday of every month.
Here is the actual news letter.
A new organization supporting trout fishing in the Lehigh River is taking shape in the Jim Thorpe area. The purpose of the group is to raise money to stock trout in the Lehigh River from the Route 903 bridge in Jim Thorpe to the confluence of Bear Creek, some 5 miles upstream. Thus, the name of the organization, “Five Mile High”. This 5-mile stretch of water has some of the most beautiful fishing waters, scenic views, and wild terroritory the Lehigh Gorge State Park has to offer.
The organizers are meeting at the “Mauch Chunk Rod & Gun Club” the last Tuesday of every month. The public is welcome to attend. At present, the efforts will not include any fundraisers. All monies raised will be through individual contributions. Also, there will be no membership cards, buttons, websites, or newsletters. This could change in the future, but for now this streamlined approach will help support their goal of putting every dollar contributed into purchasing fish. They are trying to cover any expenses incurred by individual’s donations. The membership list, financials, minutes, and other information are available at every meeting.
Five trustees have been appointed to oversee the efforts. They are: Pete Bott, Davey Gasker, Andy Hoherchak, Keith Ramsay, and Dave Thomas. They are asking interested individuals to donate $20 to the efforts. In doing so, the contributors get the satisfaction of knowing they are helping revitalize the mighty Lehigh River with trout for all to enjoy. They also ask those that fish the Lehigh River to continue to support other organizations that support trout stockings and environmental issues supporting clean and cold water for the Lehigh River and it’s tributaries.
Five Mile High
P.O. Box 4000
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Ive gone fishing many times and I have never felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hrs on the water.