About NM Trout

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New Mexico Trout is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of trout fishing in New Mexico’s waters through restoration of riparian habitats and through the education of the public about trout fishing and the value of trout habitats. Whether you are new to fly fishing or have years of experience, you can benefit from membership. We welcome you to get acquainted with us through our website and by joining us at our next monthly meeting.

New Mexico Trout is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and we welcome all tax-deductible contributions.

Conclave tickets now on sale!

Join us Saturday, February 7 at Sandia Prep School in Albuquerque for our annual Conclave. Ticket cost for this year’s event at $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. More information and ticket sales →


Rick Hafele


Norm Makitma

It’s time to renew your membership!

renewal_noticeYour membership dues are used to pay for organization expenses (for instance, rental fees for meetings) and projects (conservation and outreach). Membership runs for a calendar year, so it’s time to renew now. You can renew separately or when you purchase Conclave tickets.

Recent news

NM Fish on Film Fest - NMF3 01-19-2015

The New Mexico Fish on Film Fest will be showing in Albuquerque courtesy of NMF3 host, New Mexico Trout.

 Location: Sandia Preparatory School Theater, 532 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM

 Date: March 7th (03/07/2015)

Time: 1:00-3:30PM

Ticket sales for the show begin at 1:00 and will cost $10 each

BUCKET RAFFLES- $5 and $20 with some AWESOME prizes!

1:30-2:30 We will watch the submitted videos as well as a couple others contributed by show organizers. (Organizers videos will not be on the ballot cards and are not eligible for winning)

2:30-3:00 Last chance to purchase raffle tickets while judges tally votes.

3:00-3:30 Winners announced

NM Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show 01-14-2015
NM_Outdoor_show Help get the word out at the NM Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show. After a hiatus, the NM Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show is back.  In the tradition of the late, great Bob Gerding show, this is the largest outdoor & sporting show in New Mexico.  The NM Department of Game and Fish and the NM Wildlife Foundation are working together to bring the show back.   Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid hunting, fishing or furbearer license. NMT will have an information booth to publicize our organization and the programs we conduct.  Your support to help man the booth will be greatly appreciated.   We ask for members who can man the booth for a few hours, but would be grateful for any amount of time that you can spare. Please e-mail Jerry (president@newmexicotrout.org) with the day and time that you can help us.
Gila Diversion Recommended by Commission  12-14-2014
From the December 2014 Newsletter New Mexico's Interstate Stream Commission voted to notify the U.S. Interior Department that it wants to take advantage of federal funding to build a diversion and storage system along the Gila River. The Commission also decided that some of the money should go toward municipal conservation efforts and other projects aimed at stretching the drought-stricken region's water supplies. State Engineer Scott Verhines, New Mexico's top water official and a member of the commission, said the point of regional water planning is to identify and implement strategies to balance supply and demand. He said the options approved by the commission will do that for cities and farms in southwestern New Mexico. The commission's action comes after more than 200 meetings, volumes of public comment, million-dollar engineering studies and a flood of complaints by environmental groups and the commission's former director that the planning process was shrouded in secrecy and that the outcome was predetermined. The commission dismissed those claims, and a state district judge decided in late November to clear the way for the panel to continue deliberating the contentious issue. The commission faced a Dec. 31 deadline under the Arizona Water Settlements Act to decide what to do with its share of the river.
Valles Caldera to Become a National Park 12-14-2014

From the December 2014 Newsletter

387 The US Senate cleared a large defense spending bill that included transferring control of the Valles Caldera National Preserve to the National Park Service. Since 2000, the 89,000-acre Valles Caldera has been managed by a board of trustees with the goal of financial self sufficiency by this year. Instead, the caldera is expected to generate just $800,000 this expenditures of about $3.4 million. Among other changes authorized by the bill, the Valles Caldera's management will no longer have to ask Congress for a new budget each year. Instead, the Caldera will be a part of the Park Service's annual appropriations budget. The spending bill also included the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act which will protect 45,000 acres of incredible wildlife habitat, an important source of clean water, and a prized hunting and fishing destination. The act passed along with several other wilderness bills that would protect almost 250,000 acres of wilderness in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, and Washington. "The Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act will forever protect our land and water that the people of Red River and other communities depend upon" said Mayor of Red River, Linda Calhoun.  "It is a true bipartisan measure supported by people from all walks of life."
December 2104 Meeting Recap  12-14-2014
by Mark Kalin Wayne Thurber, flyshop owner and guide, journeyed to Albuquerque from his northern New Mexico home to present an update an fishing conditions in the waters of the Enchanted Circle area. He operates Dos Amigos Anglers flyshops and guide services in Taos, Red River, and Eagle Nest, and lives near Angel Fire. To drive the Enchanted Circle is to make scenic trip through some of northern New Mexico's high country that can include Taos, Questa, Red River, Eagle Nest, and Angel Fire. Wayne made informative observations specific to individual streams as well as lakes in this part of the state, including the Rio Grande, Red River, Rio Hondo, Rio Cimarron, streams of the Little Rio Grande watershed, as well as the Valle Vidal, and Eagle Nest and Cabresto Lakes. Although his locale received a moisture-laden storm in early November, Wayne said that the area is still behind normal precipitation levels. However, near to mid-term forecasts have him optimistic about fishing prospects for 2015. Wayne announced that Dos Amigos Anglers, which he advertises as "Fly Fishing Without the Attitude," will be pleased to respond to anglers' questions regarding current conditions, water levels, recommended destinations, and flies. Our thanks to Wayne for a well-received program.