Tallulah River Kids Fishing Rodeo

The Tallulah River Kids Fishing Rodeo, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service and supported by the Rabun and Savannah River Chapters of Trout Unlimited,  drew approximately 140 kids for a day of fishing and hot dogs. Most kids with fish headed straight to the cleaning table where members of the Savannah River Chapter cleaned over…

Annual Georgia Trout Camp

Twenty-four boys and girls ages 12-15 from across Georgia recently participated in the 15th Annual Georgia Trout Camp, sponsored by Georgia Trout Unlimited. The camp, which is the second largest and the third oldest trout camp in the United States, took place at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Clayton, GA. Kids learned and practiced the…

Take It With You When You Go

Good article on the importance of clean water from Gink and Gasoline (with a mention of the #CLEANMYWATER campaign now underway by the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited). http://www.ginkandgasoline.com/conservation/take-it-with-you-when-you-go/

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…