Breithaupt Elected Chairman of Georgia Council

Dr. Kathy Breithaupt was recently elected chairman of the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited. The Georgia Council is the umbrella organization for all 12 TU chapters in Georgia. The Council supports all the chapters with their 4,000 members and coordinates efforts to meet TU’s mission of protecting and restoring cold, clean water in Georgia and…

Riggs Named to Outdoor Trust

Carl Riggs has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. If the amendment is ratified, the board will be responsible for accepting, reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations on applications from state agencies, local governments, nonprofit and other entities for conservation funding projects from the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust…

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act

This fall, Georgians have a historic opportunity to pass the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment and protect our waters and lands by constitutionally dedicating a portion of the existing sales tax on outdoor sporting goods without raising any taxes or creating new fees. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2CGoZ87

Rules for 2019 Dream Fly Fishing Trip

One winner will be drawn for the Grand Prize. Several other tickets will be drawn for the runners-up prizes, which include custom-made rods, fishing trips and flies. The ticket price is $10, and proceeds will go to the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited to fund Council projects. Get details at 2019 Dream Vacation Rules

Trout Festival of Georgia

Third Annual Blue Ridge Trout Festival

The Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures returns Saturday, April 28, 2018. The event combines trout fishing and outdoor recreation in the historic district of Georgia’s Blue Ridge. Enjoy adventure outfitters, local fishing guides, conservation information, lodging services, home decor and gifts, fly making, art, outdoor clothing and fishing gear, and a Food Truck…

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Dream Trip Winner Announced

Congratulations to Mack Martin, who won the 2017 Dream Trip! Martin will enjoy five days hosted fishing and six nights lodging in July in Idaho. Proceeds from the raffle benefit Trout Unlimited Cold Water Conservation and Trout Camp. Click the link to view the full list of raffle winners and their prizes. Award List

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Hoot on the Hooch Rescheduled

The Georgia Foothills Chapter of Trout Unlimited has moved its annual fundraiser, Hoot on the Hooch, up one week to March 11. The Drawing for the Dream Trip will still be held during Hoot on the Hooch. For more information, check out the chapter website.

Dream Trip – Fly Fishing for Two

Don’t forget to buy a ticket for the 2017 Dream Trip! The grand prize includes five days hosted fishing and six nights lodging in Idaho July 23-29, 2017. The winner also receives $500 in travel expenses. John McGarity is the host. Tickets are $10, and proceeds from ticket sales benefit Trout Unlimited’s Cold Water Conservation…

Calling All Trout Campers!

Trout Camp is set for June 4-9, 2017, at the Rabun Gap Nacoochee School in Clayton, GA. Boys and girls, ages 12-15, will learn and practice the sport of fly fishing, study sound conservation practices, and enjoy a fun and rewarding experience. Check with your local Trout Unlimited chapter for their deadline. Applications are available…

Lott Receives Outstanding Outreach and Partnership Award

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream recognized William (Bill) A. Lott with the Outstanding Outreach and Partnership award. This award is given to the group or individual who has demonstrated skill in effectively implementing Adopt-A-Stream outreach efforts and has created a strong network of community partnerships. Lott is the Conservation and Advocacy Chair for the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of…