The Remaking of Raccoon Creek

Partners and volunteers pitch in to create a little bit of angler paradise in the shadow of Atlanta. “This is the coolest place in the world, a real jewel,” said Rodney Tumlin, the past president of the Cohutta Chapter of Trout Unlimited, which meets monthly in a nearby Kennesaw restaurant. “You wouldn’t think you’re in…

Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing Clinic

The Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited hosted 31 children for the Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing & Conservation Clinic at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The clinic provided basic instruction in all phases of fly fishing, including fly casting, knot tying, insect identification and conservation. Instructors worked with the students to provide individualized instruction and…

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…

UCCTU Hosts Fly Fishing Clinic

The Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited recently held its first Fly Fishing Clinic for women and girls (16+). The one-half day clinic, held at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, introduced participants to the basics of fly fishing and stream conservation. The event was organized in conjunction with Alpharetta Outfitters. Several learning stations were set up…

2018 Dream Fly Fishing Trip

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket for the Dream Fly Fishing Trip. Proceeds will go to the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited to fund Council projects. Congratulations to Vic Alosio and the runners-up!

Eastern Hemlock Restoration Project

Volunteers from the Blue Ridge Mountain and Gold Rush Chapters of Trout Unlimited recently planted 42 new Eastern Hemlocks, treated a large number of existing hemlocks and cleared brush around a stretch of Rock Creek in Murray County. This is a community service project organized by an AmeriCorps Vets-Work-sponsored intern assigned with the U.S. Forest…

Martin Wins Distinguished Service Award

Mack Martin won the Distinguished Service Award for Youth Education. The award is one of only five distinguished service awards given each year by Trout Unlimited to volunteer leaders. Whether at Georgia Trout Camp, or at the countless lessons and clinics he leads across the state each year, this former president of the Upper Chattahoochee…

Official Trout Festival of GA Returns

The Blue Ridge Trout Fest & Outdoors Adventures will be held April 28-29 in Blue Ridge, GA. The education, food, entertainment and vendors combine to help increase the public’s knowledge of trout and the conservation ethics associated with Trout Unlimited. The event is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited Chapter 696. Go to…

Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing Clinic

More than 30 boys and girls participated in the Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing & Conservation Clinic April 22 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The clinic provided basic instruction in all phases of fly-fishing, including fly-casting, knot tying, insect identification and conservation. The event was sponsored by the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and…

Oconee River

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