Chapter Meetings:

Join us the first Wednesday of each month (except June, July & August). Meeting location will be announced in advance on the website and email list. Typical meetings include a speaker, a review previous months activities, and discuss upcoming events.


Virginia Trout Heritage Kids Fishing Day

Heritage Day for Young Ones on The River
April 1st, 2023 at Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria Virginia

Day of Learning how to Fish The Blue Ridge VA Mountain Streams for Trout

Free Admission & Free Parking
Children Register for Prizes
Rain or Shine

What is Heritage Day?

A day of teaching the young ones how to be on the water, how to fish, how to care for our Mountain Streams.

Fishing – Stocked Trout 
Heritage Day will have sections of the Rose River for Children 12 and under to fish on for both April 1st

Exhibits and food will be available

The Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Food Vendors 
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Fish Sandwich, French Fries, Drinks, Kettle Corn, Funnel Cakes and more.

Start Time
The Rose River will open up to fishing at 9 a.m.

This year’s activities will provide education and hands-on activities.
Trout Unlimited will have fly casting demonstrations, fly casting classes at a pond for children and adults, insect monitoring in the stream, and helping kids with fishing on the Rose River.


  • Registration begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. Prizes given away every hour starting at 10 a.m.
  • Every child 12 and under will receive a gift for registering .  Graves Mountain Lodge will have food available for sale at the picnic pavilion and also at the Main Lodge.
  • Graves Mountain Farm and Graves Mountain
  • Children, 15 and under do not need a fishing license.
  • More information call 540-923-4231.


  • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Registration
    Prizes given out every hour starting at 9:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM – Graves Mountain will have food for sale
  • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Craft Vendors are open
  • 9:00 AM Children fishing starts (Must be 12 years old or younger).
  • 9:00 AM – # PM Trout Unlimited members will be on the river to assist children with fishing, learning about stream health monitoring by studying macroinvertebrates, Catch and Release Monitoring. 
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Exhibits are open
  • 10:30 Harry Murray presentation on fishing in the Park plus casting demo 
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Fly tying demonstrations
  • Incredible fun for all
  • A memorable day will be had

February 3, 2021 Rapidan TU Chapter Meeting


Lets meet on Zoom at 7pm Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Zoom info will be sent separately.


January 6, 2021 Chapter Zoom Meeting


Lets meet on Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Zoom

message has been sent separately.

Thanks, Fred

December 12, 2020 Get Together/Sperryville

Hi-Lets meet for holidays at 2pm at Pen Druids brewery 3863 Sperryville Pike, in Sperryville. White Elephant at 3pm.

See you there.


Chapter Events Canceled Until Further Notice

Hi- Chapter events have been canceled effective Wednesday, March 25 until Corona virus health advisories are lifted.

There are two “pay to fish” events scheduled for April. Mossy Creek(8 people limit) on Monday, April 13, and Cedar Creek(10 people limit) on Monday, April 20. These events are still scheduled. Attendance is strictly voluntary, do not attend if you are ill, and maintain social distancing during the event.


Chapter meeting April 1, 2020 CANCELED


Chapter meeting & dinner for Wednesday, April 1 have been canceled due to corona virus prevention recommendations. FWF events are go, as group is small & social distancing naturally large. Do not attend chapter events if you are feeling sick.

Thanks, Fred

April 4, 2020: Rapidan TU Kid’s Fishing Day

The 40th annual Rapidan Trout Unlimited (TU) Kids’ Fishing Day scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020, has been cancelled. Please consult state and national guidelines on safe practices regarding COVID-19 and public gatherings.

March 28, 2020: 7th Annual Fly Tying Marathon

February 12, 2020: Bugs & Suds

Join the Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited for an evening of fly tying! 
Learn more about where to fish locally, upcoming family friendly events, and meet future fishing pals. This event is open to all ages and experience levels. All supplies and instruction will be provided. 

Date: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 6-8pm, join for as little or as long as you’re able

Location: Altered Suds Beer Co., 36 Main Street Warrenton, VA (under Molly’s Irish Pub)

Cost: Free! Food and drinks available for purchase. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at

September 7 FWF: Cancelled

The FWF event on Saturday, September 7 is canceled, in deference to Hank Woolman Memorial Service at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains at 11 am.

September 4, 2019 Chapter Meeting 7:30 pm PATH

NOTE: The FWF event on Saturday, September 7 is canceled, in deference to Hank Woolman Memorial Service at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains at 11 am.   

The Rapidan TU chapter meeting is at 7:30pm Wednesday, September 4 at PATH Foundation building, 321 Walker Drive, Fauquier Room “B”(2nd floor), Warrenton. The 25 MPH speed limit on Walker Drive is strictly enforced!  The speaker is Seth Coffman/TU: “Headwater Rivers Initiative”.
 This will be first meeting with combined Northern Shenandoah & Rapidan Chapter members, with a special welcome to meeting & dinner!  Dinner is at 6pm at Faangs Thai Restaurant, 251 West Lee Highway, #177, Warrenton.  

Directions to PATH building:From Rt. 29 – 17 Bypass:
– Proceeding south on the bypass, take the exit for Meetze Rd.  At the top of the ramp, right turn on Lee St.- About 100 yards, right turn on Walker Dr., proceed ~1/2 mi. to PATH Foundation building on right.  Go past the building to parking area on left & rear.  Enter building at main rear entrance, ground floor; go to 2nd floor to Fauquier Room B through propped open glass doors.  Access is also available from the other end of Walker Dr via Blackwell Rd.

Chapter Picnic, June 5th

Annual Rapidan TU picnic will be held in Warrenton Wed. June 5th, 5 pm – 830 pm. Email Chuck Hoysa for information and potluck coordination.

Chapter Picnic, June 5