News for anglersWritten by Admin
Fishing paraphernalia wanted for fundraising sale
A fly-fishing rummage sale to raise money for Trout Unlimited Cataloochee’s pro-water activities over the coming year will be held Saturday, March 14, at the Waynesville Bait and Tackle Shop, and chapter leaders are looking for donations.
Most of the proceeds will go to sponsor two campers at a one-week camp to teach youngsters about fly-fishing and river ecology, called Trout Unlimited River Course Camp, which is held at Lake Logan each year.
Angler discusses how to handle fish
Brad Daniel, a professional fly fishing guide with some big fish stories, will discuss the proper way to handle and release fish at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge in Maggie Valley during the Cataloochee chapter of Trout Unlimited monthly meeting.
Help with Pigeon River stocking
Trout fans are invited to help the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Trout Unlimited Cataloochee chapter stock the West Fork of the Pigeon River, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5.
Volunteers are invited to bring a clean 5-gallon bucket, trash bags and friends to help stock at least 1,000 pounds of fish. Waders are also recommended.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission stocks waterways, but partnering with a volunteer force to allows fish to be dispersed more evenly along the river.
The group will meet at a parking lot that’s past Lake Logan and before Sunburst Campground off of N.C. 215.
The stocking is expected to take two to three hours and will be followed by a one-hour trash pickup. Fly rods are welcome for some post-stocking trout fishing.
Park biologist to talk fish at TU meeting
Smokies fisheries biologist Matt Kulp will put out a call for water quality monitoring volunteers and expound on fisheries projects in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the Tuckaseigee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the United Community Bank in Sylva.
Kulp hopes to drum up volunteers to help with water quality monitoring on Deep Creek. Water-lovers are needed to help collect data six times per year over the stream’s length.
“It will be a great opportunity to collect some meaningful data, support the park mission of protecting and preserving, as well as get out and see Deep Creek,” said chapter board member Ted Kubit.
Kulp will also touch on Smokies brook trout restoration, water quality modeling and brook trout genetic studies.