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…

Coosa Valley Chapter Fundraiser

The Coosa Valley Chapter will sponsor a Chili Cookoff Oct. 8. Team registration for this annual fundraiser will open Sept. 1. For more information, go to http://coosavalley.tu.org/coosavalley/trout-unlimited-chili-cook-off

Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited Donates Funds

Carl Riggs, chairman of the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited, presented a check for $6,676 to Smithgall Woods’ education coordinator Kathy Church. The funds were raised during the recent “Tie 1 On” Tie-Athlon at the Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, GA. They will be used to support the youth education programs at Smithgall Woods State…

2016 Georgia Trout Camp

Twenty-four boys and girls ages 12-15 from all across Georgia recently participated in the 13th Annual Georgia Trout Camp, sponsored by Georgia Trout Unlimited. The camp took place at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Clayton, GA. Kids learned and practiced the sport of fly fishing, studied sound conservation practices, and enjoyed a fun and rewarding…

Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing & Conservation Clinic

Held Saturday, April 23, at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing & Conservation Clinic attracted 36 young men and women, ages 10 to 15. The clinic provided basic instruction in all phases of fly fishing, including fly casting, knot tying, insect identification and conservation. Certified instructors and mentors worked with the…

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…

Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing & Conservation Clinic

The Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing & Conservation Clinic is a comprehensive one-day fly fishing clinic for young people (ages 10-15). The clinic is designed for the beginning fly fisher and will provide basic instruction in all phases of fly fishing, including fly casting, knot tying, insect identification and conservation. Certified instructors and mentors will…

St. Pius X Students Release Trout

Approximately 30 students from St. Pius X Catholic High School recently participated in the school’s annual Trout Release program at the National Park Service’s Jones Bridge location. Students heard a brief presentation on conservation from Jim Harvey, president of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and perused Bob Foster’s insect and fly collections. The…

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2016 Dream Trip Winner Announced

Congratulations to Steve Hilliard, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Dream Trip. Hilliard won five days hosted fishing and six nights lodging at a private cabin in Island Park, Idaho, which is near the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Dream Trip prize winners were selected during “Hoot on the Hooch,” sponsored by the Foothills Chapter…

Lott to Receive GA Adopt-A-Stream Award

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream will honor William Lott Sr. with a 2015 Outstanding Outreach and Participation Award. The presentation will take place Saturday, March 12, during Confluence 2016, which will be held at the Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford, GA. Congratulations to Bill for all his hard work!