Awards and Scholarships

Al Brewster Award

Cape Cod Trout Unlimited selects one individual each year that has made significant contributions to the chapter. This CCTU member has been active in the chapter for at least 5 years. The award, pictured below, is presented at our banquet.

Previous Winners

2004     Al Brewster
2005     Howie Strathie
2006     Bob Nickerson
2007     Bob Bliss
2008     Jim Stewart
2009     Scott Dietrich
2010     Wayne Miller
2011      Mark Hattman
2012     Al DiCarlo

2013     Tim Lynch

2014     Pat Grenier
2015     Dave Reid
2016     Fran Smith
2017     Barbara Miller
2018     Dan Tobin
2019     Dave Palmer
2022     Roberta Schilling


CCTU has established the Jack Thwaits Fly Fishing Scholarship Fund in memory of CCTU member Jack Thwaits, who passed away several years ago.  The scholarship will help to fund teens (ages 13-17) to attend the CCTU Fly Fishing School held in May of each year.  Jack, an avid fly fisherman and fly tier himself, loved to introduce young people to fishing, and was active in the Fly Fishing School for a number of years.

Jack had two recreational passions: fishing and flying.  As a businessman he managed to incorporate both into his work at the S.D. Warren Paper Company, where he was Vice President of Sales.  He loved to take corporate clients on fishing trips all over the U.S. and Canada, providing their transportation in his Mooney airplane and introducing them to his favorite fishing spots.  After he retired in 1984 he no longer had the plane, but his passion for flying and fishing remained.  He was a committed proponent of catch-and-release fishing, and his idea of pure pleasure was “a great day on the water,” whether he actually caught anything or not.  Fishing brought so much pleasure into his life that one of his greatest joys was teaching other people, especially young people, to share his passion for this wonderful sport.  Establishing this scholarship in his name is a fitting memorial to Jack, who heartily endorsed CCTU’s mission to teach not only the techniques but the joy of fly fishing.

Donations can be sent to: Cape Cod Trout Unlimited, c/o Roberta Mazzoli, 16 Hummingbird Hill Road, Falmouth, MA 02540
(Make checks payable to CCTU)